Dr Rakesh Sharma

Dr Rakesh Sharma

BSC, MB BS, MRCP, PHD

Cardiology

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1 specialist

24 years of experience
14 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
4.97
Explanation
4.97

Top feedback

“I had a very good experience with first class advice about the treatment and examinations I neede. His staff were extremely efficient and the overall experience was excellent.“
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Subspecialties

  • Electrophysiology
  • General (Internal) Medicine
  • Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4208321
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1294 reviews

    About

    Dr Rakesh Sharma is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital and Cardiology Lead for Cardiac Sarcoidosis.

    He qualified in 1995 with triple honours from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School (now part of King’s College
    London) and was Proxime Accesit to the University of London Gold Medal. He underwent postgraduate training at tertiary centres in London.

    Dr Sharma was awarded a British Heart Foundation fellowship to study his PhD in cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. For his research, he won the Young Investigator Prize at the American Heart Association.

    He has specialist expertise in:

    · heart failure

    · advanced pacing (including the implantation of biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators)

    · cardiac sarcoidosis

    · cardio-oncology.

    Research interests

    Dr Rakesh Sharma has an active research programme in cardiac sarcoidosis, heart failure and complex device therapy.

    Publications

    Dr Rakesh Sharma is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, including original papers, reviews, editorials, abstracts and book chapters.

    Teaching

    Dr Rakesh Sharma is a regular speaker at national and international conferences.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Heart failure
    • Advanced pacing (including the implantation of biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators)
    • Cardiac sarcoidosis
    • Cardio-oncology
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    Medical procedures

    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Cardiac Pacing
    • Cardiac Re-synchronisation Therapy
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Cardioversion
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Pacemaker Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Ventricular Fibrillation
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Bradycardia
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Chest Pain
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Long COVID
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Palpitations
    • Tachycardia
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Variable Blood Pressure
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB BS 1995 University of London

    Specialist Register entry date

    Cardiology From 06 Oct 2006

    General (internal) medicine From 06 Oct 2006

     

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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Coronary Artery Disease
    5/35
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    3/35
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    3/35
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    3/35
    24 hour blood pressure monitor
    2/35
    Atrial Fibrillation
    2/35
    Bradycardia
    2/35
    Cardiac Investigations
    2/35
    Cardiac Pacing
    2/35
    Cardiology
    2/35
    Echocardiogram
    2/35
    Ventricular Fibrillation
    2/35
    24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    1/35
    Cardiac Rehabilitation
    1/35
    Cardiology Consultation
    1/35
    Checking my heart, arteries and cholesterol etc
    1/35
    Chest Pain
    1/35
    ECG Monitor
    1/35
    Fainting
    1/35
    Family history of heart problems
    1/35
    Heart Attack
    1/35
    Heart check-up
    1/35
    High Blood Pressure
    1/35
    High Cholesterol
    1/35
    Left Bundle Branch Block
    1/35
    Loop Recorder inserted for suspected atrial fibrillation
    1/35
    Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    1/35
    icd
    1/35
    removal of implantable loop recorder
    1/35
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Checking my heart, arteries and cholesterol etc Cardiac Pacing
    I had a very good experience with first class advice about the treatment and examinations I neede. His staff were extremely efficient and the overall experience was excellent.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Coronary Artery Disease
    In the time that I have been under Dr Sharma's care I have found him to be professional, caring and very thorough. He explains complex things really well without talking down to you or being patronising. I find him reassuring and kind, so would highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    So far very happy with Dr. Sharma.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Blood Pressure
    Calm, listening, and then giving good explanations and advice.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bradycardia
    Very professional, explained my condition and the different consequences/causes several times until I understood it. Besides the professional aspect, friendly and came across as trustable.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Loop Recorder inserted for suspected atrial fibrillation Atrial Fibrillation
    Excellent in all respects.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    icd ECG (Electrocardiogram) Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    Dr Sharma has been amazing through my whole process. I am very thankful to have him as my doctor and specialist. Taking over for my GP, he quickly took charge of my condition and had a number of tests run very quickly. His manner was one of clarity but urgency - which was very calming to me and my family - particularly in light of the discovery of my condition. He was very decisive in his recommended course of action- and this course of action was independently verified by two separate opinions - one from a doctor in US and one from a doctor here in the UK. I appreciated that he was very open and encouraging of me to get other opinions, and, in fact, the US doctor complimented Dr Sharma on the thoroughness of his work in such a short time. After the procedure, he was readily available for my questions and concerns and has been very clear with his view about my ongoing treatment. In short, Dr Sharma is amazing and I would highly recommend anyone into his care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    removal of implantable loop recorder
    Certainly knows how to make a patient at ease with clear explanation, handling of procedure pre, during and post theatre and then aftercare.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation Cardiac Pacing Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    I have been both an in-patient and out-patient with Dr Sharma since May 2018 and have to say I feel very lucky indeed to have the benefit of this consumate professionals care and attention. I have complete trust in his diagnosis and whatever treatment he recommends. I have no hesition in saying that if you are a patient of Dr Sharma, consider yourself blessed that you are indeed with the best of the best.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Coronary Artery Disease
    Very good
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Cardiology

    Mr Vik Veer
    Mr Vik Veer
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    03-10-2019

    Excellent cardiologist, and works so hard for every patient. Very polite and clearly knows his stuff. All my patients have been extremely happy seeing him. He makes sure he answers your question, and gives objective, evidenced based judgements.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Fibrillation, Pulmonary Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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