- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- General cardiology
- Video and telephone consultations
My main focus is accessible and convenient care. I ensure there’s enough time to listen to you and that we agree the best way forward whether that be tests, medicines or procedures.
I undertake remote video, phone as well as face to face consultations in London and Kent.
I have a special interest in the treatment of rhythm disorders of the heart and I believe in putting patients at the centre of their care.
I feel that patients get the best result when treated by a specialist and I no longer treat patients who have chest pains or heart attacks.
The most common symptom that my patients have is palpitations and this can range from an occasional flutter to a racing heart beat and shortness of breath.
An area where I have developed a particular interest is in treating patients who have suffered the effects of chemotherapy on the heart.
I believe in treating you as a whole and will work with you to get to the bottom of what is causing your symptoms. It is not always obvious at the outset as the tests that we perform in the clinic will just show a snapshot in time.
This is why I have embraced the use of wearable technology and can help you to monitor your heart all of the time, not just in the consulting room.
My patients always have access to me and my team and I have set up a private WhatsApp Heart Support Group where you can share your experiences and discuss things in a safe and closed environment.
I strive to ensure that I always have enough time to listen to you and am always happy to see any of my previous patients if there is a recurrence of their problems or if their symptoms have not improved.
I am able to offer a range of treatments from advice around diet and lifestyle, through to medical treatments and on to more invasive procedures such as cardiac ablations, pacemaker and defibrillator implantation.
I graduated with distinction from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s School of Medicine in 1999, and trained in Cardiology in London and the South East. I researched the use of echocardiography to assess the effect of cardiac pacing and was awarded a research doctorate by Kings College London. I am accredited by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Device therapy. I am a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and the Royal College of Physicians.
I practice at the Spire Alexandra Hospital, the Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery, the London Bridge Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals in London. My NHS practice is at Medway Maritime Hospital and at St Thomas’s Hospital, London.
I am currently Principal Investigator on several multi-centre international clinical trials to bring cutting edge research to patients in Kent.
I undertake clinics on Monday morning, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. I also do remote video or telephone if preferred.
Areas of interest
Palpitations; fainting; breathlessness; murmurs; pacemakers; electrophysiology; athletes heart; cardiac effects of cancer treatment; wearable tech; AF ablation; SVT ablation; pacemaker implant; defibrillator implant
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Rafal Sowa Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Consultant Cardiologist Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation trust
Effects of pacing on cardiac function
Triventricular pacing in heart failure
Conduction system pacing
Omecamtiv in Heart failure
Dapagliflozin after heart attack.
Clinical Excellence Awards
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Bengali - Conversational
Effects of haemodynamically atrio-ventricular optimized His bundle pacing on heart failure symptoms and exercise capacity: the His Optimized Pacing Evaluated for Heart Failure (HOPE-HF) randomized, double-blind, cross-over trial.
Eur J Heart Fail. 2023 Feb;25(2):274-283. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.2736.
Standard care vs. TRIVEntricular pacing in Heart Failure (STRIVE HF): a prospective multicentre randomized controlled trial of triventricular pacing vs. conventional biventricular pacing in patients with heart failure and intermediate QRS left bundle branch block.
Europace. 2022 May 3;24(5):796-806. doi: 10.1093/europace/euab267.
A multicenter prospective randomized controlled trial of cardiac resynchronization therapy guided by invasive dP/dt.
Heart Rhythm O2. 2021 Jan 22;2(1):19-27.
The physiological effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on aortic and pulmonary flow and dynamic and static components of systemic impedance.
Heart Rhythm O2. 2021 May 28;2(4)
Cardiac Myosin Activation with Omecamtiv Mecarbil in Systolic Heart Failure.
N Engl J Med. 2021 Jan 14;384(2):105-116.
Day Case complex devices: State of the U.K.
Open Heart 2019 Apr 25;74(1)
Rationale and design of the randomized multicentre His Optimized Pacing Evaluated for Heart Failure (HOPE-HF) trial.
ESC Heart Fail. 2018 Jul 9.
Comprehensive use of cardiac computed tomography to guide left ventricular lead placement in cardiac resynchronization therapy.
Heart Rhythm. 2017 May 4.
Non-laser percutaneous extraction of pacemaker and defibrillation leads: a decade of progress.
Europace. 2017 Mar 17.
Femoral implantation and pull through as an adjunct to traditional methods in cardiac resynchronization therapy.
Heart Rhythm. 2016 Jan 25. pii: S1547-5271(16)00127-2
Chapter in Three-Dimensional Echocardiography Edited Buck, Francke & Monaghan, Springer-Verlag 2015
Interinstitutional Measurements of Left Ventricular Volumes, Speckle-Tracking Strain, and Dyssynchrony Using Three-Dimensional Echocardiography.
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013 Sep 18.
Chapter in European Association of Echocardiography Textbook of Echocardiography, OUP 2011
Real-time three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography during stereotactic needle biopsy of complex atrioventricular nodal tumour
Eur J Echocardiogr (2011) 12(8): 638
Central Venous Catheterisation
New England Journal of Medicine 2007 Aug 30;357(9):944
Courses offered to GPs
Transient loss of consciousness
Ecg and echo in general practice
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2017
- FHRS Heart Rhythm Society 2016
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians London 2003
- CEPS-AC International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners 2015
- CCDS International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners 2009
- MD(Res) Kings College London 2016
- MBBS (Hons) Guy's, King's and St Thomas's School of Medicine, King's College London 1999
- BSc (Hons) United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' 1996
Reference number 4650636
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Regional Specialty Advisor Royal College of Physicians & British Cardiac Society 2020
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology Certificate of Completion of Training , 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Cardiac Society
British Heart Rhythm Society
Heart Rhythm Society
European Heart Rhythm Society
- 27 Tooley StreetLONDONSE1 2PR
- 09:30 - 12:00
- 020 3369 6521
- Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery, ME14 5FT
- 18:30 - 20:00
- 01634 510521
- Spire Alexandra Hospital, ME5 9PG
- 18:30 - 20:00
- 01634 510521
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Ablation of accessory pathway or selected modification of AV node (including mapping) - (1-5)
London Bridge Hospital (1-5)
IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)
Ablation of atrial fibrillation by isolation of the pulmonary veins (RFA/CRYO/laser) (including mapping) - (1-5)
London Bridge Hospital (1-5)
ECG (including reporting) - (1-5)
Cardiac pacemaker system introduced through vein (dual chamber) - (1-5)
KIMS Hospital Limited (1-5)
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