Dr Rakesh Sharma

Dr Rakesh Sharma

BSC, MB BS, MRCP, PHD

Cardiology

Recommended by  
1 specialist

24 years of experience
14 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.95

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Extremely professional, reassuring! All explanations were clear and understood!“
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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
    1546 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 Rehabilitation
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Cardiac Pacing
    • Cardiac Re-synchronisation Therapy
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Cardioversion
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Pacemaker Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • 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
    • 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

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Coronary Artery Disease
    11/66
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    9/66
    24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    7/66
    Exercise Stress Test
    7/66
    High Blood Pressure
    7/66
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    7/66
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    6/66
    Bradycardia
    4/66
    Chest Pain
    4/66
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    3/66
    Atrial Fibrillation
    3/66
    ECG Monitor
    3/66
    Ventricular Fibrillation
    3/66
    24 hour blood pressure monitor
    2/66
    Cardiac Investigations
    2/66
    Cardiac Pacing
    2/66
    Cardiology
    2/66
    Dizziness
    2/66
    Echocardiogram
    2/66
    Video Consultation
    2/66
    Cardiac Rehabilitation
    1/66
    Cardiology Consultation
    1/66
    Checking my heart, arteries and cholesterol etc
    1/66
    Fainting
    1/66
    Family history of heart problems
    1/66
    Heart Attack
    1/66
    Heart check-up
    1/66
    High Cholesterol
    1/66
    Left Bundle Branch Block
    1/66
    Loop Recorder inserted for suspected atrial fibrillation
    1/66
    Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    1/66
    Palpitations
    1/66
    Sarcoidosis
    1/66
    Tachycardia
    1/66
    To discuss further treatment for atrial fibrillation.
    1/66
    Variable Blood Pressure
    1/66
    icd
    1/66
    removal of implantable loop recorder
    1/66
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain ECG (Electrocardiogram) ECG Monitor
    Extremely professional, reassuring! All explanations were clear and understood!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    Excellent. Very clear, and easy to deal with. Compassionate, and with good advice / support. Thank you
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations Tachycardia
    Clear and reassuring manner.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (3/5)
    Patient seen for:
    To discuss further treatment for atrial fibrillation.
    Always very direct and well organised .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Blood Pressure
    It is always a pleasure seeing Dr. Rakesh Sharma.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Blood Pressure Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Video Consultation
    Dr. Sharma has an extraordinary understanding of underlying issues beyond his specific field of expertise. This enables him to develop a holistic and highly balanced treatment plan with measured follow-up. As an individual, Dr. is simply a very nice person with tremendous patient empathy.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    Dr Sharma was as usual a pleasure to meet. His professional expertise is of the highest level. He manages to covey interest concern and optimism. I thank the day I was referred to his care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dizziness
    Great manner and empathic. Very thorough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Exercise Stress Test Coronary Artery Disease
    He is professional, extremely knowledgeable, reassuring. He explained everything thoroughly. We felt absolutely safe in his hands and trust him totally.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Exercise Stress Test Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat) Chest Pain
    Fantastic communication and service all the way through
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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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