Dr. Emmanuel Ako

Dr. Emmanuel Ako



16 years of experience
12 years as a specialist


  • Interventional Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6130031
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    953 reviews


    Dr Emmanuel Ako is a Consultant Cardiologist with a specialist interest in Coronary Intervention and the treatment of coronary artery disease. He is the chest pain lead at Cheslea and Westminster NHS Hospital and Digital Innovator. He also has an expertise in cardiovascular complications in Haemoglobinopathies such as Thalassaemia andSickle Cell disease. He works at both Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Trust and a visiting Professor at WuHan Asian Heart Hospital.

    He studied medicine at University College London where he graduated with distinction in 2005 and awarded several prizes including an award from the Vandervell foundation, PPP foundation and NIHR. He completed an intercalated BSc in Physiology supported by the prestigious award from the Physiological society achieving a 1stclass Honours.

    He completed his postgraduate medical training at St Georges, the London Chest and the Heart Hospital in London. He achieved his MRCP before dual accrediting in general internal medicine and cardiology in North East Thames. He trained in interventional Cardiology at the Heart Hospital and Barts Heart Centre. Dr Ako gained complimentary training in cardiac MRI and Cardiac CT at Great Ormond Street and Barts Heart Centre.

    In addition to his clinical commitments, Dr Ako has been involved in stem cell research for ischaemic heart disease and the effects of thalassemia and sickle cell disease on the cardiovascular system. He has an interest in cardiac MRI focusing on its use in pulmonary hypertension in haemoglobinopathies. He is a winner of the American College of Cardiology young investigator award in Chicago for research into haemoglobinopathy and a finalist at the SCMR Early Career Awards in Los Angeles and the RSM Presidents Medal in London.

    Dr Ako is active in clinical education and research. He also has expertise insimulation-based training in cardiology. He has been involved in developing a very successful simulation based training programme with Imperial College London which has been rolled out across the UK aimed at cardiologists and anaesthetists.

    Dr Ako has published various articles, presented at national and international conferences and is a frequent speaker in public engagement workshops internationally.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Coronary angiography (diagnosis of coronary artery disease)
    • Percutaneous coronary intervention with/without stenting
    • Drug Eluting Balloon (DEB) coronary intervention 
    • Advanced adjunctive intracoronary technologies 
    • Fractional flow reserve (FFR) 
    • Instant wave free ratio (iFR) 
    • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) 
    • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) 
    • Echocardiography 
    • Reporting of echocardiography
    • Stress echocardiography
    • CT Coronary Angiography (Angiography using CT scanner)
    • Reporting of CT Coronary Angiography
    • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMRI)- cardiac T2*
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scanning
    • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET)

    • Cardiac disease prevention
    • Chest pain, chest tightness, angina
    • Palpitations
    • Shortness of breath
    • Dizziness
    • Collapse
    • Angina
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Thalassaemia and rare Haemoglobinopathies


    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Angioplasty
    • Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac MRI
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Cardioversion
    • Coronary Angiography
    • Coronary Stent Insertion
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Echocardiogram
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Heart Scan
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scan
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
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    Special interests

    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Angina
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Chest Pain
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Palpitations
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Tachycardia
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
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    • BSc (Hons) University of London 2002 (First Class)
    • MB BS (Hons) University of London 2005 - Distinction
    • MRCP (London) Royal College of Physicians 2007
    • ESC Knowledge Based Assessment in Cardiovsacular Medicine 2012
    • Certificate of Completion of Training in General Internal Medicine-London 2015
    • Certificate of Completion of Training in Cardiology- London 2015
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