Cardiology

What we do

King's Cardiology service provides a full range of adult heart care, including:

  • Invasive and non-invasive diagnostic procedures
  • State-of-the-art cardiac interventional treatments (coronary, structural and electrophysiological)
  • Outpatient services that include community outreach.

We provide both planned (elective) and emergency care for a large regional population. This includes the UK’s first 24/7 primary angioplasty service for heart attack patients, a life-saving alternative to clot-busting drugs. It involves having a tiny balloon inserted under local anaesthetic and then inflated to clear the blocked artery carrying blood to the heart.

Our service also specialises in new treatments for heart valve disease, including transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). This minimally invasive surgery is a lower risk procedure for high risk patients and enables them to go home quicker.

In addition, we have a large and active research programme investigating many aspects of heart disease.

The department has close links with the Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC) and the Heart failure and Cardiac health and rehabilitation services.

Location

Suite 6, First Floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Outpatient appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 4480

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

We specialise in:

  • General cardiological conditions
  • Ischemic heart disease – all modalities of coronary angioplasty/stenting including a state-of-the-art primary PCI service and predominantly radial procedures
  • Valvular heart disease – we specialise in minimally invasive techniques and have one of the largest transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) programmes in the UK
  • Heart failure – including liaison with community specialist nurses
  • Inherited (genetic) heart muscle disease
  • Stroke prevention – PFO closure
  • Cardiac electrophysiology including arrhythmia, device implants and syncope.

What is required before referring a patient

Some diagnostic tests may be needed before an initial consultation. We will send you details of those required, where relevant.

Booking a patient at King's

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Other healthcare professionals can email routine referrals to kch-tr.KCHReferrals@nhs.net detailing clinical history and any relevant diagnostic results.

Emergency Referrals

GPs: to make an urgent referral, use NHS e-Referral and state that the referral is urgent.

For emergencies, referrers can speak directly with the on-call registrar by calling King's switchboard on 020 3299 9000, bleep 111.

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Dr Mohammad Albarjas Consultant Cardiologist and PRUH Cardiology Clinical Lead
Dr George Amin-Youssef Consultant Cardiologist
Dr Dan Bromage Locum Consultant Cardiologist
Dr Jonathan Byrne Consultant Cardiologist
Mrs Carolyn Campbell-Cole Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist
Mr Francis Castaneda Cardiology Nurse Specialist - ACS
Miss Anamaria Cerghedean Cardiac Physiologist
Mx Rui Da Silva Mota Da Silva Mota Chief Echocardiographer
Dr Para Dhillon Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Ms Virginia Dhlangamandhla Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Ms Virginia Dhlangamandhla Cardiology Clinical Nurse specialist
Mr Michael Dodkin ACS NURSE Specialist
Mr Ivan Dyson Chief Echocardiographer
Dr Dr. Lance Forbat Forbat Locum consultant cardiologist
Dr Nick Gall Consultant Cardiologist (Electrophysiology)
Mr Mohammad Iftekar Gogah Heart Failure Nurse Specialist
Miss Tracey Griffiths Lead Nurse for Tessa Jowell Health Centre Outpatients
Dr James Harrison Consultant Cardiologist
Dr Jonathan Hill Consultant Cardiologist
Dr Syed Shah Abid Hussaini Consultant Cardiologist
Mrs Jo James ACS Nurse
Dr Steve James Lead for Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Dr Peter Kabunga Consultant Cardiologist
Dr Ravi Kamdar Consultant Cardiologist
Dr Matteo Lancioni Consultant
Dr Ed Langford Consultant Cardiologist
Mrs Denise Leufer Heart Failure CNS
Prof Philip MacCarthy Consultant Cardiologist
Mrs Sadie McCarthy CNS Structural Heart Disease
Prof Theresa McDonagh Consultant Cardiologist
Mrs Eleanor McPhail Deputy Head of Clinical Cardiac Physiology
Mr Paresh Mehta Consultant Cardiologist
Dr Narbeh Melikian Consultant Cardiologist
Prof Mark Monaghan Consultant Clinical Scientist
Dr Francis Murgatroyd Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Dr Adam Nabeebaccus Honorary Consultant
Dr Darlington Obi Okonko Consultant Cardiologist
Miss Jessica Peplow Arrhythmia Nurse specialist
Mrs Gillian Philip heart failure CNS
Ms Diana Galaio Pinto Chief Echocardiographer
Dr Sue Piper Consultant
Mr Steve Podd Consultant
Miss Cindy Rollock Ward Manager
Dr Stefania Rosmini Consultant
Dr Dan Sado Consultant in Cardiology
Dr Dan Sado Training Programme Director, South Thames
Mrs caryl schwarz Arrhythmia CNS
Dr Paul Scott Cardiology Consultant
Prof Ajay Shah Professor of Cardiology
Mr Liam Tobin Lead Nurse Inherited Cardiac Conditions
Dr Dr (Bala) Vuyyuru Consultant Cardiologist
Dr Ian Webb Consultant Cardiologist
Mrs Anna Williamson Chief Echocardiographer