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- Interventional cardiology
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Dr Zoë Astroulakis has been a full time Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George's University of London Medical School since September 2012. However, she recently accepted exciting new opportunities to work abroad, and now regularly travels to and from Athens, while maintaining a working relationship with St George's, continuing her established private practice, and directing medical education/ simulation training courses.
She was born and brought up in central London, and was educated at the Grey Coat Hospital Girls' School, Westminster where she was Head Girl, and graduated from University College London Medical School with MBBS in addition to a First Class Honours BSc in Cell Pathology.
She undertook her cardiology speciality training at high profile London teaching hospitals including King's College hospital, the Royal Free, the Heart and the London Chest hospital where she completed sub-speciality training in interventional cardiology.
Her research into the effects of stem cells in ischaemic heart disease post myocardial injury has been presented at the American Heart Association. She was shortlisted for the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society “Investigator of the Year” award. She has published in high impact clinical journals for which she has also acted as a peer reviewer. She holds a PhD awarded by King's College London in 2011.
As well as being a highly regarded general cardiologist, assessing, treating and advising on a plethora of conditions, she undertakes coronary angiography and angioplasty (PCI) procedures via the radial (wrist) artery, proven to be much safer than the conventional femoral (groin) approach, as well as allowing patients to mobilise immediately afterwards. She is a highly skilled operator using the latest technologies to assess and treat coronary arteries (optical coherence tomography, pressure wire studies, drug coated balloons and bio-resorbable scaffolds) ensuring that her patients are offered the very latest evidence-based therapies.
She is the founding Director of the Regional Cardiac Simulation Training programme in SW London, working in collaboration with the British Cardiovascular Society, as well having served as the Cardiology Lead for the Acute Coronary Syndromes (“Heart attack” care). She holds multiple awards for “Excellence in Teaching” of postgraduates and undergraduates, and “Excellence in Clinical Leadership”, and holds the 2016 “Excellence in Teaching” award for her contribution to the division of Medicine at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
She has led the London Ambulance Service's Advanced Paramedic Practitioners degree course in the management of emergency heart attack patients in the hospital setting.
Dr Zoe Astroulakis' has received outstanding patient reviews/ ratings which can be viewed at: www.Iwantgreatcare.org/doctors/dr-zoe-astroulakis
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The New Victoria Hospital, Kingston Upon Thames
Spire St Anthony's, Cheam
Areas of interest
Assessment and investigation of chest pain; Heart disease and risk factor assessment; Hypertension (High Blood Pressure); Palpitations; Shortness of breath; Heart Failure; Coronary artery disease and Angina; Coronary angiography; Coronary Angioplasty; Post heart attack care and rehabilitation.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Hon. Consultant Cardiologist - St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
PhD - King's College London (2011)
Thesis: Endothelial Progenitor Cell Reserve Predicts Improvement in Endothelial Function Following Cardiac Rehabilitation.
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society Young Investigator of the Year 2011 - shortlisted
Presented research at American Heart Association (AHA) conference - Orlando, Florida November 2011.
Endothelial dysfunction; Cardiac rehabilitation; Endothelial progenitor cells in coronary artery disease.
Teaching award - University College London 2003 BCIS Young Investigator of the Year (finalist) 2011
BHF Clinical Fellowship 2006 - 2009
Educator of the Year Award - St George's NHS Healthcare Trust 2013
Excellence in Teaching Award 2013 - St George's Medical School
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Greek, Modern - Native or bilingual
- French - Conversational
- Italian - Basic
- Spanish - Basic
Interleukin-7 and interleukin-15 drive CD4+CD28null T cell expansion and function in acute coronary syndrome patients (submitted Circ Res 2019)
Angiography alone versus angiography plus optical coherence tomography to guide percutaneous coronary intervention: Outcomes from the Pan-London PCI cohort
(in press 2019)
Contemporary trends in cardiogenic shock: Incidence, Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Utilisation and Outcomes from the London Heart Attack group.
European Heart Journal 2017.
Outcome of 1051 octagenarian patients with ST segment elevation MI treated with primary PCI: observational cohort from the London Heart Attack group.
Proteomics identifies thymidine phosphorylase as a key regulator of the angiogenic potential of endothelial progenitor cells.
Pula G, Mayr U, Evans C, Prokopi M, Xiaoke Y, Astroulakis Z, Qingzhong X, Hill JM, Qingbo X, Mayr M
Circulation Research 2009; 104:32-40
Endothelial progenitor and stem cells in coronary artery disease (Review).
Astroulakis Z, Wojakowski W, Hill JM
Heart Disease in Pregnancy – Oxford Handbook of Cardiology
Astroulakis Z, Nelson-Piercy C
Oxford University Press (In press 2012).
Interventional Cardiology: Principles and Practice – Chapter 27
Astroulakis Z, Sirker A, Hill JM
Editors: Di Mario C, Dangas G, Barlis B
Wiley Blackwell 2011
Does ‘SWITCHing’ from heparin to bivalirudin monotherapy result in a bleeding benefit?
Astroulakis Z, Hill JM
European Heart Journal 2009; 11:13-18
The role of vascular progenitor cells in endogenous arterial remodelling in the adult.
Sirker A, Astroulakis Z, Hill JM
Clinical Science 2009; 116:283-299
Failed endothelialisation of a percutaneous atrial septal defect closure device.
Astroulakis Z, El Gamel A, Hill JM
Heart 2008; 94:580
Oxford Handbook of Cardiology
Chapter 4 - Coronary Artery Disease
Astroulakis Z, Halcox J.
Editors: Ramrakha P and Hill J. ISBN: 0-19-852597-4
Oxford University Press 2006
Percutaneous intervention to a RCA-SVG complicated by perforation into the right heart.
Astroulakis Z, Mathur A.
Circulation 2006; 114:e549-550
Early surgery or medical treatment in endocarditis complicated by embolism from a large mobile vegetation? A case-based discussion.
Haines S, Astroulakis Z, Bahrami T, Archbold RA.
J Heart Valve Disease 2006; 15(4): 567-569
Hypernatraemia complicating hyperosmolar non-ketotic diabetic coma.
Astroulakis Z, Collinson P, Rhodes A.
Clinical Intensive Care 2001; 112(2): 81-84
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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>96% satisfaction from anonymous surveys (outpatient clinics at St George's Hospital/ www.I Want Great Care.org.)
0% readmission rates
0% infection rates
0.4% arterial access bleeding / injury rates
0% mortality rates for elective cases
- First Class Honours - BSc. Cellular Pathology University College London, University of London 1994
- MBBBS Hons University College London, University of London 1997
- PhD - Cardiovascular Medicine King's College London, University of London 2011
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians (London) 2000
- FRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians (London) 2016
Reference number 4411372
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology / General Internal Medicine , 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians, London
British Cardiac Society
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
Hellenic Cardiology Society
- New Victoria Hospital, Kingston Upon Thames
- 09:00 - 11:00
- 020 8949 9000
- St Anthony's Hospital
- 11:00 - 13:00
- 020 8337 6691
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Secretary: Deborah Squire 07595 727104
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)
Coronary angioplasty following angiography with fractional flow study on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - radial access - (1-5)
Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/ contrast radiology) - with pressure wire (including fractional flow reserve measurement) - (1-5)