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Dr Zachary Whinnett is a Consultant Cardiologist, and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Cardiac Electrophysiology, his NHS practice is at Imperial College NHS Trust, where he works principally at Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals sites. His specialist areas of expertise are pacemakers, cardiac resynchronisation therapy, Implantable defibrillators and cardiac electrophysiology. He performs ablation procedures to treat cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, atrial tachycardia, AVNRT, AVRT and ventricular tachycardia.
Areas of interest
Management of cardiac arrhythmias;
Cardiac pacing and implantation of Cardioverter defibrillators;
Heart failure; Cardiac resynchronisation devices;
Optimisation of cardiac resynchronisation devices; Lead Extraction
Dizziness; blackouts; shortness of breath; irregular heart beat;radio frequency ablation; pacemaker implantation; pacemaker replacement; ICD implantation; implantable cardioverter defibrillator;cardiac resynchronisation therapy;
Heart murmurs; His bundle pacing; SVT ablation; atrial fibrillation; ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation; ischaemic heart disease, supra ventricular tachycardia; AVNRT; AVRT; atrial flutter; pacemaker extraction; laser lead extraction; leadless pacemaker; micro; subcutaneous implantable defibrillator; echocardiogram; exercise ECG; atrial fibrillation ablation; ventricular tachycardia ablation; electrophysiology study and ablation; cardiopulmonary exercise testing; ECG;
- Debbie Bourke
- Hammersmith Hospital Du Cane Road LONDON W12 0HS
- 020 8383 4967
- 020 3313 4095
- Sharon Boother
- 66 Harley Street London W1G 7HD
- 0333 444 0287
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Smitangshu Mukherjee Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Honorary Consultant Cardiologist Imperial College NHS Trust, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Cardiac Electrophysiology Imperial College London
He leads a research program developing and testing new treatments for patients with heart failure and those for people who are at risk of developing ventricular arrhythmias. He is the Chief Investigator for a number of clinical studies which are testing new treatments for heart failure and for patients at risk of developing arrhythmias.
He has published extensively in this field.
◾ Winner of the Clinical Cardiology Category, British Junior Cardiologists Association International Research Awards, 2006
◾ Winner of Best Technology in the Cardiovascular Innovation Awards, The Medical Futures Innovation Awards, 2008
(Additional) Languages spoken
- German - Fluent
Whinnett ZI, Francis DP, Denis A, Willson K, Pascale P, van Geldorp I, De Guillebon M, Ploux S, Ellenbogen K, Haïssaguerre M, Ritter P, Bordachar P. Comparison of different invasive hemodynamic methods for AV delay optimization in patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy: Implications for clinical trial design and clinical practice. Int J Cardiology. [In Press] doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.01.216.
Kyriacou A, Whinnett ZI, Sen S, Pabari PA, Wright I, Cornelussen R, Lefroy D, Davies DW, Peters NS, Kanagaratnam P, Mayet J, Hughes AD, Francis DP, Davies JE.Improvement in Coronary Blood Flow Velocity with Acute Biventricular Pacing is Predominantly Due to an Increase in a Diastolic Backward-Travelling Decompression (Suction) Wave. Circulation. 2012 Sep 11;126(11):1334-44.
Ploux S, Lumens J, Whinnett Z, et al. Ventricular electromechanical uncoupling determined using noninvasive electrocardiographic mapping appears to be a powerful predictor of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61:2435-43.
Whinnett ZI, Sohaib SM, Davies DW. Diagnosis and management of supraventricular tachycardia. BMJ. 2012;11;345:e7769. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e7769
Whinnett Z, Bordachar P. The risks and benefits of transseptal endocardial pacing. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2012.;27:19-23
Whinnett ZI, Briscoe C, Davies JER, Willson K, Manisty CH, Davies DW, Peters NS, Kanagaratnam P, Hughes AD, Mayet J, Francis DP. The atrioventricular delay of cardiac resynchronization can be optimized hemodynamically during exercise and predicted from resting measurements. Heart Rhythm. 2008;5:378-386.
Whinnett ZI, Davies JER, Willson K, Chow AW, Foale RA, Davies DW, Hughes AD, Mayet J Francis DP. Haemodynamic effects of changes in AV and VV delay in cardiac resynchronisation therapy show a consistent pattern: analysis of shape, magnitude and relative importance of AV and VV delay. Heart. 2006;92:1628-34.
- PhD Imperial College London 2008
- MRCP London Royal College of Physcians 2002
- BM.BS. University of Nottingham Medical School 1999
- B Med. Sci. University of Nottingham Medical School 1997
- Certification Exam in Interventional Cardiac Pacing EHRA European Heart Rhythm Association 2011
Reference number 4644853
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology, 2011
- 66 Harley StreetLONDONW1G 7HD
- 10:00 - 13:30
- 020 7323 0217
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