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Last updated: 29 Apr 2020
- General cardiology
Dr. Shamil Yusuf undertook his undergraduate studies at the University of Manchester before moving onto Kings College Hospital, London for his post-graduate training. Following admission to the Royal College of Physicians by examination he was awarded a British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellowship and moved to St. Georges Hospital Medical School, London, to undertake research into the various triggers and substrates responsible for one of the most common heart rhythm disturbance encountered in clinical practice, namely Atrial Fibrillation. Following award of his PhD, Dr. Yusuf undertook his training in general cardiology on the South Thames, Kent, Surrey, Sussex Specialist Registrar Rotation with appointments at St. Thomas and Kings College Hospitals before moving to Glenfield Hospital, Leicester in 2008. As a Clinical Fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Glenfield Hospital Dr. Yusuf undertook almost 500 electrophysiology procedures and 200 device implantations over a two year period ranging from simple VT stimulation studies to the electrophysiological diagnosis and ablation of narrow complex tachycardias (atrial tachycardia; AVNRT; AVRT; type 1 typical atrial flutter) to more complex left atrial ablation procedures using fluoroscopic guided PVAC and 3-D geometry (Nav-X) guided techniques to treat drug refractory AF and ventricular tachycardia. To date Dr Yusuf has undertaken over 2000 electrophysiology studies and ablations of various heart rhythm disturbances with success rates of 94% and complication rate of <1% for standard ablation procedures and 1-2% for complex ablations.
Dr. Yusuf has considerable experience also in implanting of both simple (single and dual chamber pacemakers) and complex devices (ICD’s and bi-ventricular systems).
Areas of interest
Atrial Fibrillation - diagnosis and management with medications and or catheter ablation.
All aspects of fast (tachy-) and slow (brady-) heart rhythm disturbances.
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Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Zahid Kazmi Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Travelling; theatre; sports - cricket, football, squash
Peer Reviewed Papers:
Yusuf S, Al-Saady N, Camm A.J. ‘5-Hydroxytryptamine and Atrial Fibrillation – how significant is this piece in the puzzle’. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, Vol 14, pp 209-214; February 2003.
Yusuf S, Madden BP, Pumphrey CW. ‘Left atrial thrombus caused by the antiphospholipid syndrome causing critical functional mitral stenosis’. Heart, Vol 89; 3; pp262, March 2003.
Yusuf S, Camm A.J. ‘Sinus tachyarrhythmias and the specific bradycardic agents – a marriage made in heaven?’ J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther; Vol 8; 2; pp89-105; June 2003.
Maarouf N, Arno G, Carter ND, Syrris P, Yusuf S, et. al. Quantitation of mitochondrial sublimons in human fibrillating atria. Clin Sci (Lond).vol 106(6):p653-9. June 2004.
Yusuf S, Camm A.J. ‘The sinus tachycardias’. Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine. vol 2 (1); p 44-52. January 2005.
Yusuf S, Camm A.J. ‘Deciphering the sinus tachycardias’. Clinical Cardiology. 28; 267-276. June 2005.
Paul G*; Yusuf S*, Sharma S. ‘Unmasking of the Brugada Syndrome phenotype during the acute phase of an amiodarone infusion’. Circulation. Sep 12; 114(11):e489-9. *joint first authors.
Mayr M*, Yusuf S*, Weir G, et al.‘Combined metabolomic and proteomic analysis of human atrial fibrillation.’ J Am Coll Cardiol. Feb 2008. 51 (5). 585-594. *joint first authors.
‘Multidetector CT assessment of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return in association with sinus venosus type atrial septal defect’ Hoey ET, Lewis G, Yusuf S. Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery 2014 Jul 03.
Yusuf S, Camm A.J. 2002 ‘Hypertension with atrial fibrillation’ in Cardiovascular Clinical Cases – specific treatment strategies. Vol 3. Pages 205-210. Edited by: Franz H. Messerli. Abbott Laboratory Publications.
Yusuf S, Camm A.J. 2004 ‘Monitoring heart rate control in atrial fibrillation.’ Chapter 54 p518-529 in Dynamic Electrocardiography. Editors: Marek Malik and A.John. Camm. Blackwell Scientific Publications.
Yusuf S, Camm AJ. ‘Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Atrial Fibrillation’ Chapter 25 p229-239 in Cardiac Mechano-Electric Feedback and Arrhythmias. Editors: Michael R Franz, Peter Kohl, Fred Sachs. Elsevier Saunders Publications.
Sandhu K and Yusuf S. Hypertension and AF in HYPERTENSION Eds. Lip G and Nadar S 2015 (Oxford University Press)
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians London 1999
- MCOptom College of Optometrists 1991
- PhD St Georges, University of London 2010
- MBChB (HONS) University of Manchester 1995
- BSc (HONS) University of Aston in Birmingham 1989
Reference number 4185730
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians London
British Cardiovascular Society
European Society of Cardiology
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