Professor Piers Daubeney 03351170

Paediatric cardiology

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About me

Dr Daubeney is a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist with a national and international reputation.

He graduated from Oxford and St Thomas' Hospital with Honours. His postgraduate training was in Southampton, Melbourne and Toronto.

As a Reader at Imperial College, Dr Piers Daubeney has a research team looking at the causes and innovative new treatments for congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathy. He has written more than 70 scientific papers and articles, 4 textbooks and been awarded several prestigious research awards.

Dr Piers Daubeney treats a wide range of cardiological conditions in infants, children, adolescents and young adults including:

• Heart murmurs- ECG and echocardiographic evaluation
• Congenital heart disease - both paediatric and adult congenital. He uses the latest diagnostic techniques to evaluate and manage structural and functional heart problems including valve and coronary disease
• Acquired heart disease such as Kawasaki disease, myocarditis and cardiomyopathy
• Arrhythmias- investigation and management
• Generalised diseases requiring cardiac monitoring such as Marfan, Ehlers Danlos, Noonan syndromes, and muscular dystrophies
• Hypertension- investigation and management
• Cardiac surgery- joint management and close liaison with selected cardiac surgeons- expertise in all types of congenital and acquired heart surgery in babies, children, teenagers and young adults
• Catheter intervention- joint management and close liaison with selected catheter interventionalists- expertise in all types of congenital and acquired cardiac intervention in babies, children, teenagers and young adults

Dr Piers Daubeney has specialised expertise in managing symptoms suggestive of an underlying heart conditions such as:

• Chest pain
• Palpitations and tachycardia (sensation of a fluttering, fast, pounding or irregular heart beat)
• Syncope, blackouts, faints and 'funny turns'
• Blue spells and colour change

Dr Piers Daubeney also has particular expertise in managing:

• Cardiomyopathy and sudden death- at the Royal Brompton Hospital he jointly runs the Family Cardiomyopathy Service
• Athletes with suspected cardiac conditions
• Children with adverse cardiac family history

Dr Piers Daubeney is meticulous in making a comprehensive assessment of each patient. He carefully explains the results and proposes appropriate treatment as needed. He has consistently been rated very highly by his patients in patient surveys.

Areas of interest

Transthoracic echocardiography (echo); Transoesophageal echo(TOE); Cardiopulmonary exercise testing; Holter (24 and 48 hour tape) and event monitoring; Tilt testing; Paediatric cardiology; Paediatric cardiac surgery; Paediatric catheter interventions (interventional cardiology); Chest pain; Heart problems; Cardiomyopathy: Heart murmurs (pathological; innocent; vibratory Still's; venous hum; flow); Dyspnoea (shortness of breath); Faints; Dizzy turns; Collapse (blackout; syncope; vasovagal); Palpitations; Arrhythmias (Supraventricular (SVT); Ventricular tachycardia); Irregular; Slow; Extra (Ectopics) heart beats; High and low blood pressure (hypertension; hypotension); Pulmonary hypertension; Mitral; Aortic; Pulmonary; Tricuspid valve disease; Dilated cardiomyopathy; Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM; HCM); Heart failure; Sudden death syndrome; ASD; VSD; PFO; ECG

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