Dr Carl Shakespeare

Cardiology, General (internal) medicine

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About me

I have been a consultant cardiologist for 23years. I am a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), and Fellow of the European College of Cardiology (FESC).I am accredited in General Internal Medicine and perform regular medical on-calls in a busy hospital. In addition to general cardiology, I have a special interest in Hypertension (European Specialist in Hypertension), cardiac CT angiography (US board certified), and cardiac MRi.
From a management perspective, I was the Lead cardiologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich. I was the Clinical Director of the SE London Cardiac Network between 2005-2010. I was a Regional Advisor to the Royal College of Physicians, and Regional Advisor for SE London to the British Cardiac Society.
From a research perspective, I am the founder and Director of the Cardiovascular Risk Institute, based at Woolwich. We undertake clinical pharmacological trials on a regular process. Most notable studies have included ASCOT (now deactivated), EUROPA, and IMPROVE IT. We have a close connection with primary care, enabling excellent primary care patient recruitment.
My private practice is based at Blackheath Hospital in SE London, and the Lister Hospital in Chelsea, London.

Areas of interest

Invasive cardiology; Cardiac imaging; Hypertension: I am a European Specialist in Hypertension; Cardiac CT Angiography (US Board Certified); Palpitations and Arrhythmia

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