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Dr Emmanuel Ako

Cardiology, General (internal) medicine

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  • Interventional cardiology

About me

Dr Emmanuel Ako is a Consultant Cardiologist with a specialist interest in Coronary Intervention and the treatment of coronary artery disease. He also has an expertise in cardiovascular complications in Haemoglobinopathies such as Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell disease. Managing patients with Valvular heart disease and hypertension. He works at both Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Trust.
He studied medicine at University College London where he graduated with distinction in 2005 and awarded several prizes including an award from the Vandervell foundation, PPP foundation and NIHR.
He completed an intercalated BSc in Physiology supported by the prestigious award from the Physiological society achieving a 1st class Honours.
He completed his postgraduate medical training at St Georges, the London Chest and the Heart Hospital in London. He achieved his MRCP before dual accrediting in general internal medicine and cardiology in North East Thames. He trained in interventional Cardiology at the Heart Hospital and Barts Heart Centre. Dr Ako gained complimentary training in cardiac MRI and Cardiac CT at Great Ormond Street and Barts Heart Centre.
In addition to his clinical commitments, Dr Ako has been involved in stem cell research for ischaemic heart disease and the effects of thalassemia and sickle cell disease on the cardiovascular system. He has an interest in cardiac MRI focusing on its use in pulmonary hypertension in haemoglobinopathies. He is a winner of the American College of Cardiology young investigator award in Chicago for research into haemoglobinopathy and a finalist at the SCMR Early Career Awards in Los Angeles and the RSM Presidents Medal in London.
Dr Ako is active in clinical education and research. He is and principal investigator on several cardiology studies and has expertise in simulation- based training in cardiology. He has been involved in developing a very successful simulation based training programme with Imperial College London which has been rolled out across the UK aimed at cardiologists and anaesthetists.
Dr Ako has published various articles, presented at national and international conferences and is a frequent speaker in public engagement workshops internationally.

Areas of interest

Chest pains; acute and chronic coronary syndrome; valvular heart disease; hypertension; Arrythmia; cardiac involvement in haemoglobinopathies (Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell disease).

Coronary angiogram; coronary haemodynamic studies (iFR, FFR); Intravascular ultrasound; OCT; coronary angioplasty; right heart studies; reveal implants.

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