Dr Alessandro Giardini

Dr Alessandro Giardini

MD, PhD

Cardiology

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2 specialists

23 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“He was friendly yet very efficient and professional.“
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Subspecialty

  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6165846
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £150 - £330

    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G 8BJ
    1,507 reviews

    The Portland Hospital

    212 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1,466 reviews

    About

    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".

    Procedures

    • Screening for Congenital Heart Defect (CHD)
    • Exercise Testing in Children
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)
    • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
    • Transposition of the Great Vessels
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification 

    State Exam 1999 Universita' degli Studi di Bologna (MD)

    CCST in Cardiology (Paediatric Cardiology) in 2004

    PhD in Paediatric Cardiology in 2007

    Specialist Register Entry Date 

    Cardiology From 20 Aug 2007

     

     

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