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28 years of experience
Heart Failure, Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy, Interventional Cardiology + 1 more

Dr Azad Ghuran is a consultant cardiologist. He works for East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Stevenage and Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City).

He qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1993 and completed his post graduate higher specialist training in general medicine and cardiology in hospitals around London including St George's Hospital London, King's College Hospital London, and the Sussex Cardiac Centre in Brighton. He secured a one-year interventional fellowship to work at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG) hospital in Amsterdam where radial angioplasty was first performed (in 1992) and pioneered. Radial coronary intervention is technically more challenging but more rewarding as there is improved patient comfort, a significant reduction in bleeding complications, allows early mobilisation (some patients can actually walk out of the operating theatre after the procedure) and facilitates day case procedures.

Throughout his training, Dr Ghuran has worked with eminent European and world leaders in cardiology. He is trained in performing multi-vessel and complex coronary artery intervention (angioplasty/stents) using both the radial and femoral approach, although he prefers the former. He has a diverse clinical background and is experienced in most aspects of general cardiology. This is reflected by his range of interests that also include coronary microvascular disease and coronary artery spasm, pacemakers, valvular heart disease, syncope (collapsing with loss of consciousness), hypertension, heart failure, and arrhythmia (palpitations) management.

Dr Ghuran adopts a multidisciplinary approach in managing his patients, often liaising with other sub-specialists in cardiology, physicians, surgeons, dieticians and physiotherapists. This approach is advantageous as it provides the best possible care for his patients. He has published many articles in the field of cardiology including one book: 'Emergency Cardiology', five book chapters and many peer-reviewed articles. He has also reviewed articles for several foremost cardiology journals and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally in the field of cardiology. Dr Ghuran takes an active role in medical education, training general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, technicians, paramedics and medical students.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Cardiology procedures including;

  • Coronary angiograms (radial and femoral route)
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention/ stent implantation, rotablation, intravascular imaging, re-opening coronary arteries that are chronically occluded, pressure wire study (FFR, RFR)
  • Assessment of microvascular angina and coronary artery spasm
  • Pacemakers implantation and management
  • Insertion of implantable loop recorders
  • Echocardiograms

Chest pain/angina/ coronary artery disease

Coronary artery microvascular disease and coronary artery spasm

Valvular heart disease (abnormal and faulty heart valves)

Syncope (fainting, loss of consciousness, collapsing),

Hypertension and blood pressure control

Heart failure


Atrial fibrillation and arrhythmia management

Cardiovascular risk screening and assessment

Emergency and General Cardiology


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Recommended by 1 specialist
19 years of experience
Interventional Cardiology

Dr Niket Patel is an experienced Cardiologist based in London, UK. He is known for his friendly approach, always putting the patient at the centre of his decision making. He has exceptional expertise in the management of patients with cardiac conditions and sub specialises in all aspects of complex interventional cardiology such as angioplasty and stenting. Dr Patel enjoys working with his patients, finding solutions to their symptoms and considering all possible options.

Dr Patel studied medicine at St George's Hospital Medical School, after which he went on to complete his specialist training in cardiology and coronary intervention at Harefield Hospital and Oxford University Hospital. While completing his training, he produced his doctoral thesis on the physiology of coronary arteries in patients suffering from heart attacks. He has been a high achiever throughout his career, a testament to his academic excellence as well as his excellence in clinical practice.

Dr Patel sees patients suffering from chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, fainting or syncope, high blood pressure, patients concerned by their risk of heart disease (primary and secondary prevention), and heart valve disease or murmurs.

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Recommended by 1 specialist
28 years of experience
Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy, Interventional Cardiology

Professor James Spratt is an Interventional Cardiologist at St George's Hospital, London and a Professor of Cardiology at St George's, University of London. He is a globally recognised expert in complex coronary disease, internationally recognised for his knowledge of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Professor Spratt is a key innovator and educational expert who performed live case demonstrations at conferences around the world.

Professor Spratt is an expert on the treatment of chronically blocked coronary arteries and has published a number of research articles in this area.

Dr Spratt's areas of interest include:

  • Hypertension
  • Angiography
  • Coronary and ischaemic heart disease
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Angioplasty
  • Percutaneous treatment of chronic total occlusions of the coronary arteries
  • Exercise physiology
  • Metabolic dysregulation

Outside of work, Professor Spratt's interests include road-biking, snowboarding, mountain-biking, and swimming.

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

Prof. Guido Pieles is a childrens and adult congenital cardiologist with expertise in inherited cardiac conditions and sports and exercise cardiology. After obtaining his medical degree at the University of Marburg/ Germany, and a DPhil at Oxford University in cardiovascular genetics he trained in childrens and adult congenital cardiology/ inherited cardiac conditions/ echocardiography at the Bristol Heart Institute and the Hospital for Sick Children Toronto. He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiomyopathies and other inherited cardiac conditions and in the cardiac performance assessment and care of paediatric and adult athletes. He is working as an internationally recognised sports cardiologist with special interest in Football cardiology.

He is also the director of Cardiac Health & Performance Ltd., a sports cardiology consulting company His research centres on the development of innovative methods to monitor cardiac performance in elite athletes and young people with inherited heart disease.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Diagnostics, Follow Up and Therapy of inherited cardiac conditions for children and adults
  • Advanced Echocardiography
  • Exercise Stress Echocardiography
  • Resting and exercise stress ECG
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Cardiac Performance Assessment
  • Adult and Paediatric Sports Cardiology
  • Exercise and Performance Cardiology
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Inherited cardiac conditions
  • Congenital Heart Disease
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29 years of experience

Professor Pier David Lambiase is a Consultant Cardiologist currently working at The Harley Street Clinic and The Wellington Hospital. His NHS base is Barts Health NHS Trust. He specialises in the treatment of rhythm disorders and pacemaker implantation. His areas of interests include ablation, implantable devices / device therapy, heart devices, arrhythmias; atrial fibrillation, cardiac electrophysiology and inherited heart rhythm disorders. 

Dr Lambiase graduated from Oxford University in 1992 with a Bachelor or Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree. Following graduation trained in General Medicine and Cardiology at St Georges Hospital, London and the Hammersmith Hospital. He undertook a PhD to study the processes which protect the heart from lack of blood supply at St Thomas’ Hospital. He became a Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer in Electrophysiology at the Heart in 2006.

Dr Lambiase received the award for Young Investigator Award of the British Cardiac Society for his research in 2002. He has co-written Heart Rhythm UK Guidelines on genetic testing and the management of these conditions and has published over 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He also has many affiliations and memberships including British Heart Rhythm Society, European Cardiac Society and Educational Steering Committee.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • ECG (electrocardiogram)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Heart Devices 
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) 
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31 years of experience
Electrophysiology, Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy, Paediatric (Pediatric) Cardiology

Dr Amanda Varnava graduated from Oxford University and then Barts Hospital in 1990. She specialised in cardiology training at the top cardiology centres including Royal Brompton Hospital, St George’s Hospital, and Barts and the London Chest Hospital. Dr Varnava also sees patients privately at a number of locations.

She has completed a research degree in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and genetics and has since gone on to develop a specialist expertise in inherited cardiac conditions and sudden death syndromes - she established the Inherited Cardiac Conditions service at Imperial College.

She also runs the pregnancy and heart disease service for West Hertfordshire, seeing pregnant women with known or suspected heart disease. Dr Varnava offers specialist services for patients with heart failure, pregnancy and heart disease, and inherited heart problems. She also specialises in evaluating sports people/athletes and performs pre-participation screening for the FA and many premiership Football clubs . She is on the expert advisory panel for the FA and the Cardiomyopathy Association and undertakes an active research programme in the sudden death syndromes.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • ECG (electrocardiogram)
  • Echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound)
  • 24 hour Holter (ECG monitor)
  • 24 hour blood pressure monitor
  • Exercise stress test (ECG)
  • Exercise or stress echocardiogram
  • CT Coronary angiogram
  • Invasive coronary angiogram
  • Heart failure
  • Pregnancy and heart disease
  • Inherited heart problems
  • Evaluating sports people
  • Pre-participation screening for sports events
  • Hypertension
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Channelopathies (long QT and Brugada syndrome)
  • Athlete’s heart
  • Heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Ventricular ectopics
  • Research interests
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Ventricular ectopics
  • Sports cardiology
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40 years of experience
Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy, Interventional Cardiology

Dr Laura Corr is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Harley Street Clinic and Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust. 

Laura qualified in medicine at University College Hospital in 1981 and did higher medical training at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. In 1991 she gained a PhD in vascular biology at University College London and the Royal Brompton Hospital. The specialty of cardiology beckoned, and she took up the Senior Registrar post at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and St Mary's Hospital, London.

When interventional cardiology – angiography, angioplasty and stenting – was still in its infancy, Laura won a Royal Society of Medicine European Fellowship to study advanced interventional techniques in France. She worked in a unit that treated over 3000 cases per year, and her training included complex angioplasty, stenting and use of rotablation, intravascular angioscopy and ultrasound.

She returned to the UK as Consultant Interventional Cardiologist to the Regional Cardiothoracic Unit at the Brook Hospital, the busiest interventional cardiac unit in the UK. There she performed over 400 procedures a year, including angioplasty and stenting, valvuloplasty, permanent pacemaker insertion, and selective arterial embolisation.

Laura was elected a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology in 1995 and in the same year she was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. Her role included care of all aspects of adult cardiology, routine and emergency procedures and the supervision and training of specialist registrars, nursing and technical staff. She was invited to lecture general physicians and cardiologists in the UK and internationally on implementation of effective management of cardiac disease.

She was Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal for 8 years and has published widely on risk factor management and angioplasty.

In 1997, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Angioplasty
  • Complex angioplasty
  • Intravascular angioscopy
  • Rotablation
  • Coronary stent insertion
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Selective arterial embolisation
  • Risk factors/primary and secondary prevention
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Angioplasty
  • Stenting
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart attack
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart murmurs
  • High blood pressure
  • Angina
  • Unstable angina
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • Chest pain
  • Heart muscle disease
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Palpitations
  • Heart valve problems
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Stroke/transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs)
  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Inherited heart conditions
  • Vascular dementia


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20 years of experience
Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology

Dr Kabunga qualified in 2001 from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London (LMSSA). He completed his junior medical training at the Royal Free Hospital, London and senior specialist cardiology training at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. His NHS practice is at Darent Valley Hospital, Kent and Kings College Hospital, London.
Dr Kabunga is accredited in cardiac electrophysiology by the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) and he completed a graduate diploma in Cardiac Electrophysiology (Australia) and a 2-year advanced Fellowship in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology at the prestigious Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia.
During his time in Australia, he won the best presentation award at the ANZ ECG & Arrhythmia Symposium Sydney, Australia and the Australasian Cardiac Devices Conference Quiz, Sydney, Australia. He has previous been awarded a Young Investigator Award, at the European Society of Cardiology (second place, Coronary pathophysiology and Microcirculation), Vienna, Austria.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Atrial fibrillation 
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Electrophysiology including ablation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope (black outs & collapse)
  • Dizzy spells
  • Implantation of loop recorders, pacemakers and cardiac defibrillators (ICD)
  • catheter ablation 
  • defibrillator implantation 
  • pacemaker implantation 



  • atrial fibrillation 
  • palpitations 
  • arrhythmia 
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25 years of experience
Electrophysiology, Heart Failure

Dr Ravi Kamdar is a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in Devices, Arrhythmia and Heart Failure at King’s College and Croydon University Hospitals. He has been the Clinical Lead of the Arrhythmia Service at Croydon University Hospital since 2013 and is the hospital’s Lead for Cardiology Clinical Governance.

Dr Kamdar is passionate about delivering high-quality care and strongly believes in shared-decision making and patient-centred care. He ensures his patients are fully involved in and informed about their condition, proposed investigations and treatment options.

Dr Kamdar graduated with Honours from the renowned Medical College of St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals in 1996 and undertook his general professional training at King’s College, Royal Brompton and Hammersmith Hospitals in London. He underwent postgraduate training in cardiology at King’s College and Guys & St Thomas’s Hospitals and additional subspecialty Fellowship training in cardiac devices and arrhythmia at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist in 2009. 

Dr Kamdar has more than 20 years’ experience in cardiology and specialises in the investigation, diagnosis and management of all aspects of adult general cardiology including arrhythmia, heart failure, ischaemic heart disease, hypertension and valvular heart disease. His subspecialist interest is in cardiac device treatments (pacemakers, defibrillators [ICD] and biventricular cardiac resynchronization therapy [CRT] devices), slow and fast heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias) and heart failure. 

Dr Kamdar has a particular passion for cardiac device therapies and is widely regarded as an expert in this field, with multiple peer-reviewed publications. He is accredited as a Certified Cardiac Devices Specialist (CCDS) from The International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE).

Dr Kamdar is highly experienced in the implantation and follow-up of simple and complex cardiac devices and performs the latest innovative cardiac device procedures including subcutaneous ICDs and His-bundle (conduction system) pacing. He has consistently been the highest volume implanter of complex cardiac devices at King’s College and Croydon University Hospitals for several years and frequently implants cardiac devices in difficult and challenging cases that have previously been unsuccessful.

At Croydon University Hospital, Dr Kamdar established a new complex cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and follow-up service which received positive recognition and accreditation from NHS England in 2015.  He has built an effective Arrhythmia team of doctors, specialist nurses and cardiac physiologists dedicated to arrhythmia care, and chairs the regular multi-disciplinary team meeting, which has improved the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias and heart failure for the population of Croydon. In addition he has received Clinical Excellence Awards and been awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians for this work.

Dr Kamdar successfully introduced novel cardiac device technologies (subcutaneous-ICDs and His-bundle pacing) at Croydon University Hospital and regularly performs these procedures at both King’s College and Croydon University Hospitals. 

In addition, he has developed a Cardiac Devices Research Programme at Croydon University Hospital and is the local Principal Investigator for several ongoing NIHR clinical research trials. His research interests include improving the response to cardiac resynchronisation therapy and physiological intrinsic Conduction System Pacing (CSP).

Dr Kamdar trains colleagues and cardiology trainees in techniques for implantation of simple and complex cardiac devices. He is actively involved in teaching undergraduates and is also an Educational and Clinical Supervisor for postgraduate junior doctors.

Outside of work, he enjoys scuba diving, running and football.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) Device implantation
  • His Bundle Pacemaker implantation
  • Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICD) implantation
  • Subcutaneous ICD implantation
  • ILR insertion
  • Coronary angiography
  • Arrhythmias
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension
  • Coronary Artery Disease
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19 years of experience
Congenital Heart Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Dr Amit Bhan is a Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Heart Centre and an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Great Ormond St Hospital for Children. He qualified from St Barts and the Royal London Medical School (Queen Mary and Westfield University) and obtained his MD(Res) degree from Kings College London. He then undertook specialist registrar training in cardiology in hospitals in the South-East and London, and subspecialist congenital heart disease training at The Royal Brompton, Guy's and St Thomas' and Great Ormond St Hospitals. After completing his training Dr Bhan undertook a fellowship in Catheter Intervention for Structural and Congenital Heart Disease at Barts Heart Centre where he took up a consultant position in 2017.

Dr Amit Bhan is an expert in interventional cardiology and has a special interest in the treatment of congenital heart diseases.

Dr Bhan is actively involved in clinical research and has co-authored numerous publications in the field of interventional cardiology.

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