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Dr Tom Crake is a Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital, University College London Hospital and North Middlesex University Hospital. He is also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at University College London.
He trained in all aspects of general cardiology (chest pain, angina, heart attacks, hypertension, palpitations, valve disease, shortness of breath, heart failure, cholesterol management, cardiovascular risk assessment) with particular interest in interventional cardiology at the National Heart Hospital, The Cardiothoracic Institute, St Mary’s Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital, all in London.
At The Heart Hospital he led the Interventional Team and with colleagues developed the Heart Attack Centre. Recently he has with colleagues developed special interest in cardio-oncology - the care of cancer patients with heart problems
He has a particular interest in medical education and training of new doctors and cardiologists. He has been Programme Training Director for North East and North Central London London Training Programme in Cardiology for over 10 years leading the training of over 40 young cardiologist in one of the highest ranked training programmes in the UK. He is a also a Council Member of the Cardiology Division of The Royal Society of Medicine.
His research interests centre around coronary artery disease, coronary blood flow and the management of patients with heart attack and chest pain. He continues to publish regularly and has published over 100 scientific papers.
He manages and treats all aspects of adult cardiology and particularly has interests in:
High blood pressure and hypertension
Palpitation and irregular heartbeats
Murmurs and heart valve disease
Shortness of breath
Coronary artery disease
Cholesterol management and cardiovascular risk assessment
Assessment of patients with heart disease before non-cardiac surgery
Cardio-Oncology (care of cancer patients with heart problems)
Investigation of dizziness, faints and collapses
Areas of interest
General cardiology • Heart attack; Angina; Chest pain; Shortness of breath; Palpitation and irregular heart beats; High blood pressure; Preventative cardiology • Heart valve disease • Heart failure • Coronary artery disease. Ischaemic heart disease • Interventional cardiology • Invasive cardiology • Cardiac rhythm management • Echocardiography • Cardiovascular medicine • Coronary Angioplasty • Coronary stenting • Hypertension
Current NHS consultant posts held
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London.
Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.
North Middlesex University Hospital, London
Dr Tom Crake has been research active for over 30 years. His research interests centre around coronary artery disease, coronary blood flow and the management of patients with heart attack and chest pain. He continues to publish regularly and has published over 100 scientific papers.
(Additional) Languages spoken
Various peer review scientific medical journals including Heart, European Heart Journal, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation,
MACCE Rate for Cardiac Intervetional Procedures as expected. See BCIS website.
- MBBS University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1980
- MRCP(UK) Royal College of Physicians London 1983
- MD University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1990
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 1998
- FACC American College of Cardiology 2004
- FESC European Society of Cardiology 1995
Reference number 2631789
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Council Member Cardiology Division Royal Society of Medicine 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology, 1996
Affiliations / memberships
FACC Fellow of The American College of Cardiology
FESC Fellow of The European Society of Cardiology
Member of The British Cardiovascular Society
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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.
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