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Dr Fawaz Akhras

Cardiology, General (internal) medicine

 

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Specialises in

  • Interventional cardiology

About me

FAWAZ AKHRAS is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Cromwell Hospital and Harley Street London. He completed his postgraduate studies at King College Hospital, University of London, where he also obtained his higher degree in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. In 1992, he was appointed Chief of Cardiology at the King Fahd Military Hospital in Jeddah and was selected to set up the Regional Cardiothoracic and Cardiac Interventional Centre. He was the first cardiologist to carry out Primary PTCA (coronary angioplasty) in Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI). His centre was one of the first 11 centres worldwide to treat acute MI by primary angioplasty. The work was presented at the British Cardiac Society and American College of Cardiology in 1996. He subsequently developed the first Cardiac Interventional Research Programme in Syria, which has led to their integration into multi-centre European research studies presented at American and European Cardiac Conferences. He carried out the first interventional project in Syria using the new Tacrolimus stent that was presented at the American Heart Association in 2002. He was the Lead Investigator of the Lunar Starflex stent First In Man study, which was presented at the PCR, Paris Course on Revascularisation, May 2003. Such achievements came on the back of his extensive experience in clinical cardiac research. He has published a large number of research papers in peer-review international medical journals, presented numerous lectures and chaired/moderated sessions at both national and international scientific conferences. He is also known for his significant contribution to the development of the first QT physiological pacemaker, which is now widely used around the world in the treatment of patients with heart block. He is the recipient of several awards in recognition of his personal contribution to clinical and scientific research in cardiology. He is a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), the British Cardiac Society, the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) and the British Society of Echocardiography. He was elected a member of the Order of William Harvey in recognition of his commitment to education at the American College of Cardiology.

Areas of interest

Coronary angioplasty and stenting, coronary artery disease, hypertension, therapeutic and interventional management of IHD.

Chest pain, shortness of breath/breathlessness, palpitation/flutter/rhythm changes, dizziness, syncope, blackout, high blood pressure and heart failure. High cholesterol and heart disease including. Heart valve disorders including aortic and mitral valves. Cardiomyopathy. Pre-cardiac surgery assessment.

Medical secretaries

  • Appointments Bupa Cromwell
  • Cromwell Hospital 164-178 Cromwell Road London SW5 0TU
  • 020 7460 5700
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