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Expert in: Cardiology
Recommended by 6 specialists
20 years of experience
Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy, Interventional Cardiology

Dr Ravi Assomull is the Clinical Lead for cardiac outpatients at Imperial College NHS Trust, practising as an Interventional Cardiologist in hospitals of London North West Healthcare NHS Trust. His area of expertise is in cardiovascular risk prevention and advanced cardiovascular imaging (cardiac CT and MRI), often using advanced cardiac imaging (Cardiac CT and MRI) to provide detailed imaging of the heart to effectively guide subsequent invasive procedures (e.g., angioplasty). 

 

Dr Assomull completed his medical training at The University of Cambridge, qualifying in 1999 and was awarded the British Heart Foundation Junior Fellowship, enabling him to fund his MD research degree at The Cardiac MRI Unit of the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He completed his specialist Cardiology training in North West London where he was awarded the prestigious Imperial College Interventional Fellowship two years in succession. 

 

Dr Assomull stays up to date with the most appropriate investigations, providing a tailored approach to every patient allowing for an accurate, safe and efficient diagnosis to be made. He also understands the importance of lifestyle modifications and focusses a significant proportion of his consultation on preventative strategies including the importance of optimising diet and exercise regimes.

 

Dr Assomull is passionate about his field of expertise and his research has been presented at International Conferences in both Europe and the USA and continues to be widely cited in medical literature. Dr Assomull continues to be involved with research that is exploring the applications of Cardiac MRI and Coronary Intervention in current clinical practice. His research thesis was awarded the Ralph Noble Prize in 2012 by the University of Cambridge.

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Expert in: Cardiology
Recommended by 6 specialists
16 years of experience
Interventional Cardiology

Dr Sen is an Internationally recognised Consultant Cardiologist at the Hammersmith Hospital.

Dr Sen has expertise in General and Interventional Cardiology. He has a special interest in the management and assessment of coronary artery disease and cardiac valve disease. Dr Sen is often invited to lecture and train cardiologists from around the world and perform certain procedures 'live' to audiences at International Cardiology Conferences. 

Dr Sen performs CT angiography, invasive coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty, TAVI and pacemaker insertion.

Along side the clinical aspect of his career Dr Sen runs an active PhD research program that is focussed on improving patient care. Dr Sen's research has been published in the leading Cardiology Journals and has changed the way cardiology is practiced around the world.

He is a Co-Founder of One Heart Clinic; a state-of-the-art private cardiac diagnostic unit.

Dr Sen's academic awards include the Royal Society of Medicine Investigator of the Year Award (2013), the Royal Society of Medicine President's Gold Medal (2013), the prestigious Imperial College Armstrong Medal and Prize (2012), the Investigator of the Year Award at the British Cardiac Intervention Society Advanced Coronary Intervention (2012). 

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Expert in: Cardiology
Recommended by 5 specialists
16 years of experience
Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Nijjer (see his website, DrNijjer.com) is an award winning Cardiologist who has an international reputation in coronary heart disease.  Dr Nijjer is available in person and via video consultations - these are available daily, even in the evenings and weekends. He sees patients with chest pain or angina, breathlessness, palpitations, high blood pressure, and all cardiac problems.

He works a Consultant Cardiologist at both the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Foundation NHS Trust. He is a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. He undertakes his private practice  at 68 Harley Street as part of the One Heart Clinic. He also see patients at BMI Syon Clinic, BMI Bishops Wood, the Cromwell Hospital and the Wellington Hospital.  He also see patients at the private facilities at the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

Dr Nijjer performs coronary intervention (angiography and stenting) at the catheter suites of the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.  He also performs procedures at the Cromwell Hospital and the Wellington Hospital including pacemakers.  He provides a full range of invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. He is part of the Primary Angioplasty on-call service at the Hammersmith Hospital which provides 24/7 care for patients suffering from a heart attack.

Dr Nijjer is an internationally recognised expert in invasive coronary physiology, an advanced technique which can help guide Cardiologists on when and where a coronary stent is needed. He has performed ground-breaking research into invasive technologies that have changed the field and lead to better treatment of patients around the world.  He is regularly invited as a speaker and faculty at international conferences including the American College of Cardiology and TCT. Following his research, he provides medical education to other Doctors.

Dr. Nijjer studied medicine at the University of Bristol, where he graduated with Honours in 2004 with two undergraduate scholarships and many academic prizes. He was also awarded a First Class Honours degree with prizes in Pharmacology which was supported by the prestigious Wolfson Award from the Royal College of Physicians.

He undertook his Cardiology training at the Hammersmith Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, St Mary's Hospital, Harefield Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital.  In his role as Consultant, Dr Nijjer has strived to deliver the best patient care while working across multiple hospital sites in west London. He works closely with General Practitioners, Kidney and Diabetes specialists to ensure the best outcomes for patients with complex needs.

Dr. Nijjer is committed to the better treatment of patients through the development and application of new medical technologies.  His PhD, funded by the Medical Research Council and awarded by Imperial College, involved the development of new techniques (iFR and iFR-pullback) to measure blood flow in coronary arteries with blockages. Dr Nijjer pioneered the use of iFR-pullback to better use coronary stents in patients with many blockages and the iFR technology has now been used in thousands of patients around the world. A recent editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine referred to it as 'the new gold standard' and major international studies are ongoing and Dr Nijjer has worked on the design and running of these complex studies.

Dr. Nijjer possesses clinical expertise in all aspects of cardiology, including treating patients with chest pain, angina, breathlessness on exertion, palpitations or collapse. He has expertise in assessing and treating patients at increased risk of heart disease such as patients with high blood pressure,  diabetes or raised cholesterol. He uses all of the latest stress testing techniques and if needed, invasive angiography, coronary stenting, and can implant pacemakers or cardiac monitoring devices when it is needed.

Dr. Nijjer's holistic approach to treatment is one of understanding as he recognises and responds to the fact that an individual's medical issues exist alongside other aspects of their lives, treating any medical conditions in a way that fits the lifestyle of his patients. He utilises the latest guideline-supported cardiac test to ensure his patients are fully investigated in addition to his thorough clinical assessment.

Personal Website for more details

Visit: https://DrNijjer.com website to read more information on how Dr Nijjer can help you and to read information on common heart tests.

Videos of Dr Nijjer

Visit this link to see Dr Nijjer discussing his practice, his healthcare ethos and how he can help you with your health concerns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5MzooOsaPw

Visit this link to see Dr Nijjer describe his website and the information available regarding cardiac testing and treatment, as well Covid-19.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5zZVgnhMxs

Visit this link to see Dr Nijjer describing which patients who need coronary angiography.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwTlcMxapeU

Visit this link to see Dr Nijjer describing heart artery stenting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpoV6niiOrk

Visit this Youtube link to see Dr Nijjer discussing the management and treatment approach to Atrial Fibrillation - a common heart problem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfXMzWVqRx4

Video of Dr Nijjer talking about advances in healthcare technology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe1OpC2-YQY&t

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Expert in: Cardiology
Recommended by 2 specialists
13 years of experience
Paediatric Cardiology

Dr Alessandro Giardini has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 2007 where he is the Director of Inpatient Services. He oversees the care of all children admitted to the hospital for investigation and treatment of congenital or acquired heart defects. 

Dr. Giardini completed medical school in Bologna, Italy, where he also got his PhD in the pathophysiology of heart failure in patients with congenital heart disease. He completed his specialist training in Paediatric Cardiology at the University of Bologna, Italy, and at the University of California in San Francisco.

As he is an expert in the diagnosis and management of children with congenital heart disease, in particular hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He is the lead for cardiology in-patient services. He also runs specialist clinics for children with paediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Exercise physiology and the investigation and treatment of syncope and chest pain are also interests.

Dr. Giardini is particularly renowned in providing guidance for children with documented cardiac disease as well as those who complain of symptoms which arise during exercise, such as chest pain, palpitations or fainting/syncope. Dr. Giardini provides cardiology advice and assessment to children and adolescents who actively participate or are planning to participate in sports or those children who are practicing a sport at an athletic or competitive level. He is patient-focussed and very compassionate and understanding with children.

Dr Giardini says: "For me, families are an essential part of the One Team concept that underlies everything we do in treating children in the cardiac ward. Our care is highly technical but must be delivered in a humane, personalised way".

 
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Expert in: Cardiology
Recommended by 4 specialists
14 years of experience
Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy, Interventional Cardiology

Dr Oliver Guttmann studied at Cambridge and University College London, graduating with a first-class BA (Hons) in Neuroscience and merit in Medicine. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians before completing his training in cardiology at the Heart Hospital, London Chest Hospital and the Barts Heart Centre. He obtained his MD (Res) for research in atrial fibrillation and stroke in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at University College London.

 

Dr Guttmann now works as a Consultant Cardiologist at St Bartholomew's Hospital and Honorary Associate Professor at UCL. He consults in general adult cardiology and has a special interest in chest pain management and coronary interventions. Dr Guttmann also treats all patients with suspected or confirmed cardiomyopathies and has particular expertise in myocarditis and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Dr Guttmann also offers telephone and video consultations.

 

Dr Guttmann also takes an interest in research and has published articles on inherited inflammatory heart disease, risk stratification in cardiomyopathy and outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention. 

 

He is the Clinical Lead of the Coronary Care Unit at Barts Heart Centre. He also edits proposals for Cochrane Heart and is a member of the working group on pericardial and myocardial disease of the European Society of Cardiology and the Finance Committee of the British Cardiovascular Society.

 
 
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Expert in: Cardiology
Recommended by 3 specialists
14 years of experience
Electrophysiology

Dr Afzal Sohaib is a Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in the management of heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation (AF), and causes of palpitations, shortness of breath, and blackouts. He implants pacemakers and defibrillators and performs ablation procedures for heart rhythm disorders.

His NHS practice is at the Bart’s Heart Centre at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, one of Europe’s largest specialist heart centres, and he is lead for the heart rhythm service at Barking, Havering & Redbridge Unversity Hospitals, one of London's busiest Trusts.  He is also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

He graduated from the University College London in 2005 with a distinction and numerous prizes including the Betuel Prize for finishing second in the University of London Gold Medal Examination. After graduating he completed his cardiology training at leading centres in London including Hammersmith Hospital, the Royal Brompton Hospital, and Harefield Hospital.

He was awarded a prestigious Clinical Research Training Fellowship funded by the British Heart Foundation which funded his PhD at Imperial College London. Dr Sohaib’s PhD investigated how pacemakers improve symptoms in heart failure. He has published numerous articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals and regularly speaks at national and international cardiology meetings. He is author of the book "Decoding Cardiac Electrophysiology".

He enjoys teaching and training young aspiring cardiologists. He was President of the British Junior Cardiologists’ Association (BJCA) and was on the Council of the British Cardiovascular Society.

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Expert in: Cardiology
Recommended by 3 specialists
20 years of experience
Electrophysiology

Dr Paul Scott is a Consultant Cardiologist currently based at the private practices London Bridge Hospital and BMI The Blackheath Hospital. His current NHS posts are Princess Royal University Hospital and King’s College Hospital. His areas of clinical interest include interventional treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, treating patients with palpitations, heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Much of his work involves catheter ablation, including atrial fibrillation ablation. In addition, the talented doctor implants pacemakers and cardiac defibrillators, including cardiac resynchronisation therapy for heart failure patients.

Dr Scott qualified in Medicine at the University of Birmingham with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees in 2000. Following this, he completed general medicine and general cardiology training in Cambridge and Southampton. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2017 and completed a Doctorate degree at the University of Southampton in 2012.

In addition, he is a member of British Cardiac Society, British Heart Rhythm Society and European Heart Rhythm Society. He is also interested in research regarding arrythmias and devices and he has many publications.

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Expert in: Cardiology
Recommended by 6 specialists
35 years of experience

Dr Carl Shakespeare is a consultant cardiologist at St Thomas' Hospital London and was the Lead Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich for 18 years, and a Senior Fellow at the Royal Brompton Hospital London. He also provides consulting services at the Blackheath, Lister and London Independent Hospitals.

Dr Shakespeare received his medical degree from Westminster Medical School, the University of London in 1984, undertaking specialist training at the National Heart Hospital, St Thomas', St George's and the Royal London Hospital, becoming an accredited specialist in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology in 1995.

Dr Shakespeare was awarded a British Heart Foundation Fellowship in 1989, and is the author of over 40 research publications in peer-reviewed academic journals. He has been the Clinical Director of the SE London Cardiac Network, Regional Advisor to the British Cardiac Society and the Royal College of Physicians

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Expert in: Cardiology
27 years of experience
Interventional Cardiology

Dr David Brull is a Consultant Cardiologist, sub-specialising in Interventional Cardiology. His NHS practice is based in London at the Bart's Heart Centre and the Whittington Hospital, where he provides a full range of general Cardiology services.

He attended the Royal Free Hospital Medical School in London, graduating with MBBS (Hons) in 1992. After completing clinical training he then went onto speciality training in cardiology, during which time he undertook a period of clinical research, earning his MD in 2002. 

Dr Brull was appointed to his consultant post at the Whittington Hospital in 2003. Following this he was closely involved in setting up the Primary PCI Service initially based at Heart Hospital UCLH and since April 2015 at The Bart’s Heart Centre. 

Dr Brull has a private practice based at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth and at 999 Finchley Road. Inpatient procedures are performed at The Barts Heart Centre and at The Harley Street Clinic. 

Professional memberships:

  • Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians (2007)
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Member of the British Cardiovascular Society
  • Member of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
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Expert in: Cardiology
Recommended by 2 specialists
14 years of experience

Dr James Harrison is a Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He specialises in general cardiology, with expertise in heart rhythm disorders and pacing, leading this service at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley and treats patients privately, including at London Bridge Hospital.

Dr Harrison studied at Cambridge University, undertaking clinical training at Oxford University, graduating in 2005. He then continued, undertaking cardiology training in London and was awarded a British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship. He later attained a PhD at St Thomas’ Hospital in cardiac MRI and electrophysiology. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and won national and international prizes for his research. Dr Harrison also performs cardiac MRI and CT studies and he also has a specialist interest in pre-operative cardiology and optimisation of patients for non-cardiac surgery.

Dr Harrison is recognised by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners as a Certified Cardiac Devices Specialist.

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