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Dr Asif Qasim

Cardiology

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Specialises in

  • General cardiology
  • Interventional cardiology

About me

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.

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

    Bupa Cromwell Hospital (1-5)

  • K6513

    Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/contrast radiology) - (1-5)

    Bupa Cromwell Hospital (1-5)

  • AA961

    Coronary angiography proceeding to angioplasty on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - radial access - (1-5)

    King's College Hospital (Guthrie Clinic) (1-5)

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