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Cardiology
33 years of experience
Heart Failure, Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy, Preventative Cardiology

Dr Isabelle Roussin is a highly experienced consultant cardiologist who sees patients at The Lister Hospital in London. She specialises in valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy, and post-partum cardiomyopathy. She also specialised in echocardiography and trained in CMR imaging. Dr Roussin covers all fields of general adult cardiology, including arrhythmia, hypertension and cardiovascular assessment for insurance purposes. She sees patients privately and via the NHS.

Dr Roussin provides a one-stop clinic for patients. She does her assessment with echo and stress echocardiogram for patients with cardiovascular risk factors or symptoms of ischemic heart disease. She trained in France in non-invasive cardiology, which included one year working as a cardiologist in a cardiac transplant team and a cardiothoracic surgical team, which gives her special insight into cardiac surgery.

Dr Roussin arrived in the UK twenty years ago and worked in different hospitals. She spent two years specialising in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, and worked for five years in the echocardiography department at the Royal Brompton. She spent two years carrying out clinical research in cardiomyopathy induced chemotherapy.

Dr Roussin is also in the process of setting up a joint clinic with a leading gynaecologist, assessing women with cardiovascular disease, especially around the time of menopause. The clinic will focus on prevention, early assessment and treatment.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Transoesophageal echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart valve problems
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart muscle disease
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy 
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Cardiology
23 years of experience
Electrophysiology

Dr Paramdeep Dhillon is a Consultant Cardiologist at King’s College Hospital NHS Trust, with Specialties and Sub-Specialties in Cardiac care and Heart rhythm. He has an interest in all forms of arrhythmia management, in particular ablation of arrhythmias and implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators. He was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist in 2015 in order to further development in his clinical and academic field. He undertook his training at St Mary’s Hospital and St George’s Hospital before being appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Trust and St George’s NHS Trust in 2013.

Dr Dhillon qualified from St Bartholomew’s Medical School, London, in 1998, previously gaining a first-class intercalated BSc in Biochemistry in 1994 at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London. He was awarded a British Heart Foundation Clinical PhD Research Fellowship in 2004 to investigate Atrial Fibrillation and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at both Imperial College London and University College London. He presented his research at international conferences including as a finalist at The British Cardiovascular Society Young Investigator Competition and has published his research in several scientific journals. 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Arrhythmia implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Ablation
  • ICD
  • CRT
  • Pacemaker
  • Palpitations
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • SVT
  • Hypertension
  • Chest pain
  • Blackout
  • Faints
  • Dizziness
  • Syncope
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General (Internal) Medicine
Recommended by 22 specialists
33 years of experience
Cardiology

Professor Melvin Lobo is a senior Consultant Cardiovascular Physician based in the Bart's Heart Centre and the William Harvey Research Institute. He has a specialist interest in blood pressure disorders of all types, autonomic control of the circulation and also resistant hypertension and device-based therapies thereof. He is an accredited Clinical Hypertension Specialist of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and British Hypertension Society.

Professor Lobo is Director of the Bart's Blood Pressure Clinic which is a Hypertension Centre of Excellence and receives referrals of patients with complex circulatory disorders on a national/international basis and has contributed to several landmark studies in hypertension, particularly in the field of novel device therapy of hypertension. His research work has been featured on television and in the national press on numerous occasions.

In addition to hypertension, he is also an acknowledged expert in the management of low blood pressure (hypotension) and BP variability disorders and PoTS (postural tachycardia syndrome) and sees patients on a national basis with these issues in the Barts BP Clinic and on an international basis in his private practice. He has recently co-written and co-edited the Textbook of PoTS which was published in October 2020. He has the largest cohort of medication intolerant patients nationally and has evolved, published and lectured on specialised strategies with liquid and patch formulations of antihypertensives to get around intolerances to tablets.

He is recognised globally as a key opinion leader in his field and this is reflected in numerous roles in multicentre clinical trials, invited lectures at major conferences and also as an editor/reviewer of numerous journals including JACC and Lancet. More recently he has authored national and co-authored international guidelines for device therapy of hypertension which were published in the prestigious European Heart Journal.

Professor Lobo organises and co-chairs the UK Annual Symposia on Device Therapy of Hypertension with a distinguished panel of international authorities in hypertension medicine. He is a specialist adviser to NICE and the European Society of Hypertension on interventional therapies in hypertension and a member of the Council on Hypertension of the European Society of Cardiology.

Please see more information on Professor Lobo here: www.hypertensionspecialist.co.uk

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Cardiology
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Recommended by 18 specialists
16 years of experience
Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy, Interventional Cardiology

Dr Oliver Guttmann is a consultant cardiologist at St Bart's Hospital and leads the Coronary Care Unit at Barts Heart Centre. He offers adult cardiology consultations with a particular interest in chest pain management and coronary intervention. He also sees patients with cardiomyopathies and specialises in myocarditis and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Dr Guttmann gained his medical qualification from University College London (UCL) in 2005 along with a first-class degree in neuroscience from Cambridge University. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008. Following this, Dr Guttmann trained in cardiology at the Heart Hospital, the London Chest Hospital, and Barts Heart Centre. He later achieved an MD (Res) degree from UCL for his work on atrial fibrillation and stroke in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He continues to have an interest in research and has published his work in the areas of inherited inflammatory heart disease, cardiomyopathy risk stratification, and percutaneous coronary intervention outcomes.

Dr Guttmann is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. He is also an honorary associate professor at UCL and an editor for Cochrane Heart.

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Cardiology
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Recommended by 26 specialists
18 years of experience
Heart Failure, Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy, Interventional Cardiology + 1more

Dr Pavlidis is a Consultant Cardiologist at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He is an Interventional Cardiologist who specialises in the investigation and treatment of coronary artery disease. He undertook training in interventional cardiology at St Thomas' and the London Chest Hospitals.

Dr Pavlidis has a particular interest in complex coronary interventions and percutaneous treatment of coronary chronic total occlusions. He also consults on a wide range of other conditions including palpitations, valvular heart disease, hypertension, dyslipidaemias and heart failure.

He is actively involved in clinical research with a specific interest in the areas of preventive and interventional cardiology. He completed his PhD thesis on primary dyslipidaemias and he has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, dizzinness

ECG, exercise test, echocardiogram, ECG monitoring, Blood pressure monitoring, CT coronary angiogram, cardiac MRI

Coronary angiogram

Coronary angioplasty & stent procedure

Complex coronary interventions

Percutaneous treatment of chronic total occlusions

Rotational atherectomy & intravascular lithotripsy

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Cardiology
Recommended by 5 specialists
21 years of experience
Electrophysiology, General (Internal) Medicine

Dr Paul Scott is a highly acclaimed Consultant Cardiologist based in London, with over 17 years of experience in the field. Dr Scott serves for the NHS at one of London's leading teaching hospitals, King's College Hospital, and is based privately at the London Bridge Hospital and BMI The Blackheath Hospital. He has extensive experience in all kinds of general cardiology problems and is particularly proficient in managing heart rhythm disorders. His key clinical areas of interest include heart failure, interventional treatment of cardiac arrhythmia, treating patients with palpitations and atrial fibrillation, and often carries out procedures such as catheter ablation and atrial fibrillation ablation. Additionally, he offers pacemaker and cardiac defibrillator implantation, as well as cardiac resynchronisation therapy for heart failure patients.

After obtaining his medical degree at the University of Birmingham in 2000, Dr Scott embarked upon specialist training in general medicine at general cardiology in Cambridge and Southampton. His training culminated in a number of cardiac rhythm fellowships at the University Hospital Southampton (where he also obtained a doctorate degree in 2012), the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Hammersmith Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital in London. After being listed as a cardiologist on the specialist registrar in 2012, Dr Scott took up the role of Consultant Cardiologist at King’s College Hospital in 2013.

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Cardiology
Recommended by 3 specialists
26 years of experience
Electrophysiology, General (Internal) Medicine, Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy

Dr Rakesh Sharma is a highly qualified and experienced Consultant Cardiologist based at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where he is also the clinical lead for cardiology and cardiac sarcoidosis. His key specialist areas of expertise include heart failure, arrhythmias, hypertension, advanced pacing (including implantation of biventricular pacemakers and defibrilltors), cardiac sarcoidosis and cardio-oncology.

In 1995, Dr Sharma graduated with triple honours from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, after which he embarked upon postgraduate training at a number of tertiary centres across London. The British Heart Foundation awarded him a fellowship to study a PhD in cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute based at Imperial College London. His outstanding research granted him the prestigious Young Investigator Prize from the American Heart Association.

Dr Sharma remains actively involved in research, and participates in research programmes focused in heart failure, cardiac sarcoidosis and complex device therapy. He has published widely in the field of cardiology, as the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, including original papers, reviews, abstracts, editorials and book chapters. He is also regularly invited to share his research and expertise at national and international conferences.

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Cardiology
Recommended by 2 specialists
23 years of experience
Paediatric (Pediatric) Cardiology

Based at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 2007, Dr Alessandro Giardini is a highly experienced Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist and the Director of Inpatient Services. Dr Giardini is in charge of the cardiac ward and the cardiac high dependency unit and is responsible for overseeing the care of all children admitted to the hospital for assessment, diagnosis and treatment of congenital or acquired heart defects.

Dr Giardini graduated with a medical degree from the School of Medicine at the University of Bologna, Italy, where he also completed a PhD centred on the pathophysiology of heart failure in patients with congenital heart disease. He then went on to specialist paediatric cardiology training at the University of Bologna and also at the University of California in San Francisco.

With over 10 years of expertise in the diagnosis and management of children with congenital heart defects, particularly in hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Dr Giardini his particularly highly regarded for his expertise in providing guidance for children and adolescents with documented cardiac disease and for those who complain of symptoms arising during exercise, such as palpitations, chest pains or fainting/syncope. He also leads specialist clinics for children with paediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Dr Giardini's care is heavily patient-focussed and he is extremely compassionate and understanding with children. Speaking on his practice, Dr Giardini explained, "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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Cardiology
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 6 specialists
17 years of experience
Interventional Cardiology

Dr Kalpa De Silva a consultant interventional cardiologist, practicing at St. Thomas' Hospital, London. His London private practices are based at the One Heart Clinic in Harley street and London Bridge Hospital, along with the Spire St Anthony's hospital in Surrey.

Dr De Silva qualified from St. Bartholomew's & The Royal London Medical School in 2004, became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007 and subsequently obtained a PhD in cardiovascular medicine from King’s College London in 2014.

His general and interventional cardiology training was undertaken at King’s College and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London. He also completed an international fellowship in complex coronary intervention at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia.

He is experienced in a range of cardiac conditions, and has a particular interest in the treatment of coronary artery disease. He specialises in managing coronary disease using minimally invasive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) techniques. He is interested in optimising his patients’ outcomes by using physiology and imaging modalities and treats patients with complex coronary disease including multi-vessel disease and chronic total occlusions.

Dr De Silva remains active in academic research within his field. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King's College London and was previously a nominee for the American College of Cardiology’s young investigator award. His research interests include the management of heart attacks, angina and cardiogenic shock, as well as the use of mechanical circulatory support to assist during stenting procedures. He has published in excess of 50 peer-reviewed journals, and has co-authored books on a variety of topics in interventional cardiology. He is also a regular invitee to leading national and international conferences.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Coronary angiography
  • Stent insertion (percutaneous coronary intervention)
  • Complex coronary angioplasty
  • Multi-vessel coronary disease
  • Chronic total occlusions
  • Angina
  • Chest Pain
  • Heart attacks
  • Microvascular angina
  • Coronary Physiology


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Cardiology
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Recommended by 4 specialists
17 years of experience
Interventional Cardiology

Prof Neil Ruparelia is a Consultant Cardiologist with sub-specialisation in Interventional Cardiology. His practice encompasses the London and Berkshire areas where he manages all manner of general Cardiology with medical and interventional techniques.

In 2004 Prof Ruparelia earned his MBBS from University College London, as well as an intercalated degree in Medical Law. After foundation training, he went on to complete specialist training in Cardiology in the Oxfordshire area and then further specialised with a fellowship in interventional Cardiology at Hammersmith Hospital, London and an MSc from San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan. Dr Ruparelia then went on to earn a DPhil (PhD) from Balliol College, University of Oxford, including time spent studying at MIT and Harvard in Boston, USA.

In 2017 Prof Ruparelia was awarded Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and began working as a Consultant Cardiologist for the Royal Berkshire and Hammersmith Hospitals. He has been an author on over 100 publications to date and in 2018 was appointed Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. In 2020 He was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Reading and awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)

Professional memberships:

  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Chronic total occlusion (CTO) PCI
  • Coronary physiology assessment
  • Intravascular imaging (IVUS/OCT)
  • Rotational atherectomy (rotablation),
  • Intravascular lithotripsy (IVL/Shockwave)
  • Bifurcation stenting
  • Left main stem intervention
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) closure
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation
  • Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography
  • Percutaneous paravalvular leak (PVL) closure
  • Chest pain
  • Heart valve disease
  • Palpitations
  • Rhythm disturbances
  • Dizziness
  • Breathlessness
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Cholesterol disorders
  • Cardiovascular risk reduction
  • Stroke
  • Pacemakers
  • Congenital heart disorders
  • Atrial septal defects (ASD)
  • Echocardiography


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