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- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
Dr Qasim has a high level of expertise in interventional and general cardiology, and performs all aspects of coronary intervention. He was awarded an interventional fellowship and spent a year working in Milan with a world-leading team developing new techniques and research. He remains active in research and the development of training programs for doctors in interventional cardiology techniques.
Dr Qasim graduated from the University of Cambridge, with prizes and awards for research and clinical medicine. He trained in internal medicine and cardiology in Cambridge, Birmingham and London .
He returned to Cambridge to complete a PhD in cardiovascular stem cell biology. He has published papers in peer reviewed journals on a range of interventional and general cardiology subjects. Dr Qasim remains active in cardiology research and is a senior investigator for a number of clinical trials.
Dr Qasim is also founder of the global MedShr network that supports medical education for over one million doctors around the world.
He has worked as a Consultant Cardiologist in London for over 10 years and has previously been an NHS Clinical Director.
Areas of interest
Angiography; angiogram; cardiac catheter; cardiac catheterisation; left and right heart catheter.
Interventional cardiology; angioplasty; stent implantation; as an alternative to bypass surgery. Procedures performed from the femoral artery or radial artery route.
Radial artery; femoral artery; brachial artery; pressure wire; fractional flow reserve; intravascular ultrasound; optical coherence tomography; IVUS; FFR; OCT;
General cardiology; coronary artery disease; ischaemic heart disease; heart rhythm; atrial fibrillation; AF; SVT; ectopics; VT; extrasystoles; heart failure; CCF; LVF; pulmonary hypertension; cor pulmonale; oedema; angina; heart attack; myocardial infarction; acute coronary syndrome; aortic stenosis; aortic regurgitation; mitral regurgitation; valve disease; infective endocarditis.
Chest pain; shortness of breath; palpitations; dizziness; fatigue; dyspnoea; chest tightness; chest discomfort; pre-syncope; syncope; loss of consciousness; collapse; cardiac arrest.
- Personal Website and Patient Information: http://www.privatecardiology.com
Current NHS consultant posts held
King's College Hospital
Croydon University Hospital
Regional Specialty Advisor for the British Cardiovascular Society and Royal College of Physicians
Interventional cardiology trials and innovation, Intravascular ultrasound guided stent implantation, Stent implantation in coronary artery bypass graft disease, Intervention for ectatic and aneurysmal coronary arteries
Keen lawn tennis and real tennis player
Prizes and awards at Cambridge University for medicine and research.
MedShr: winner Facebook Social Good App of the Year 2016
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Conversational
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Conversational
- Italian - Basic
Sirolimus-Eluting and Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents for the Treatment of Coronary Bifurcations
Latib A, Godino C, Cosgrave, Qasim A, Corbett S, Chieffo, Carlino M, Montorfano M, Airoldi F, Colombo A
American Heart Journal. 2008
Drug Eluting Stent Implantation in Internal Mammary Artery Graft Stenosis is Safe and Effective
Qasim A, Cosgrave J, Latib A, Colombo A
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2008
Long-Term Follow-Up of Drug Eluting Stents when Inserted for Both On- and Off-Label Indications.
Qasim A, Cosgrave, Latib A, Colombo A
American Journal of Cardiology. 2007
Stem cell therapy for myocardial repair.
Qasim A, Weissberg PL (Heart. 2005)
Failed thrombolysis in myocardial infarction.
Qasim A, Chauhan A, More R.
International Journal of Cardiology. 2000
Courses offered to GPs
Dr Qasim provides free information for patients about cardiac symptoms, investigations and treatments at www.privatecardiology.com
Founder of the MedShr global network for doctors, supporting medical education for over 600,000 doctors globally and working with a wide range of academic and educational institutions.
Published PCI outcome data showing excellent benchmarked complication rates and clinical outcomes. Data available to the public from 1/7/2013 on the British Cardiovascular Interventional Society website.
- BA (Hons) Cambridge University 1993
- MB, BChir (Hons) Cambridge University 1995
- MA (Hons) Cambridge University 1997
- MRCP (London) Royal College of Physicians 1998
- PhD Cambridge University 2006
- FRCP (London) Royal College of Physicians 2011
- Senior Fellow - Interventional Cardiology EMO Centro Cuore Columbus / H San Raffaele 2006
Reference number 4258515
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Regional Specialty Advisor British Cardiovascular Society / Royal College of Physicians 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- General and Interventional Cardiology, 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
British Medical Association
British Cardiovascular Society
British Cardiovascular Interventional Society
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