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THE CARDIAC LOUNGE

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Welcome to The Cardiac Lounge.  We have a team of world class specialists whom we have hand picked to look after our patients.  Whether you are interested in screening for heart disease or you have been diagnosed with a cardiac illness, our specialists will guide you through the process in the best way possible.

Our specialists have been picked through not only their clinical ability but also the way in which they look after the patient.  You should expect an excellent clinical ability coupled with a great bedside manner as you have learnt to receive at The Doctor's Lounge.

We also provide access to diagnostics including:

  • Echocardiogram

  • 24 hour Holter (tape)

  • 24 hour Blood pressure monitoring

  • ECG

  • Long term rhythm monitoring

CARDIOLOGISTS

OUR CARDIOLOGISTS

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DR GEORGIOS KARAGIANNIS 
MD, FESC, FHFA, PhD in Cardiology

CARDIOLOGIST

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from University College London 

  • BSc (Hons) Primary Healthcare

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Urology​

  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons

  • Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners

SPECIAL INTERESTS

HOBBIES/INTERESTS

Georgios.........

Dr Georgios Karagiannis is a consultant cardiologist at Harefield Hospital, where he treats private and NHS patients.

 

He studied medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. He completed his specialist training in Greece and was awarded ‘excellent’ marks on completion. In 2009, he completed his PhD in Cardiology, for which he also received an ‘excellent’ mark.

For his academic and clinical work, Dr Karagiannis has been awarded a fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology and a fellowship of the European Heart Failure Association.

 

Since 2013, Dr Karagiannis has worked as a consultant cardiologist at the transplant department of Harefield Hospital. He also works in the cardiology department at nearby Hillingdon Hospital.

Clinical expertise

 

Dr Georgios Karagiannis has extensive experience in general and acute cardiology with a specialist interest in:

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr Georgios Karagiannis’s research is mainly focused on heart failure. He has been awarded three national prizes for his research.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Dr Georgios Karagiannis has developed a broad academic portfolio including publications in high-profile medical journals. He has presented his work in both national and international congresses.

He has published papers on a range of topics, including:

  • left ventricular geometry as a major determinant of left ventricular ejection fraction: physiological considerations and clinical implications

  • a simple score for early risk stratification in acute heart failure

  • in-hospital bleeding events in acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in the era of novel P2y12 inhibitors

  • prevalence of impaired coronary flow reserve and its association with left ventricular diastolic functions in asymptomatic individuals with major cardiovascular risk factors

  • the sympathetic nervous system in heart failure physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical implications.

 

 

TEACHING

 

Dr Georgios Karagiannis has a keen interest in teaching and has the following roles:

  • honorary senior clinical lecturer at Imperial College London

  • senior lecturer at Brunel University London

  • Tutor at the Royal College of Physicians

  • educational lead for medicine at Hillingdon Hospital.

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DR GARETH ROSSER 
MBBS, MRCP

CARDIOLOGIST

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from University College London 

  • BSc (Hons) Primary Healthcare

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Urology​

  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons

  • Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners

SPECIAL INTERESTS

HOBBIES/INTERESTS

Nik is a club tennis player and golfer with an offical handicap of 7.5.  He still plays Hockey for the Old Merchant Taylor's School and heads up a 5-a-side football team

Dr Rosser qualified from the Royal Free and University College Medical School in 2007 and has worked in and around London ever since. His cardiology training was in the prestigious North West Thames rotation. Dr Rosser completed interventional cardiology fellowships at both the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals working with some of the world’s leading cardiologists. He now works as a consultant cardiologist at Hillingdon and Harefield hospitals.

CLINICAL EXPERTISE

  • Angina (chest pain) 

  • Heart failure

  • Syncope (collapse or loss of consciousness)

  • Palpitations

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
     

His subspecialist interest is the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. He contributes to Harefield Hospital’s heart attack service which treats patients suffering from heart attacks, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. He performs all forms of coronary artery intervention (coronary angiography and stenting) including chronic total occlusion and rotablation. When appropriate, he uses adjunctive techniques to guide treatment including pressure wire examination, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Each week, Dr Rosser chairs a multidisciplinary team meeting at a nearby hospital to discuss patients presenting with a wide range of cardiac pathology. 

Dr Rosser has specialist experience in:

PUBLICATIONS

 

Dr Gareth Rosser has published a number of papers and articles in journals including:

  • The Lancet

  • Heart

  • American Journal of Cardiology

  • British Medical Journal Case Reports

  • Journal of Medical Case Reports.

 

 

TEACHING

Dr Gareth Rosser has an interest in education and trains Imperial College London medical students at both Harefield and Hillingdon Hospitals.

He is an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College London and is accredited through the Royal College of Physicians as a clinical and educational supervisor.

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