- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr Barakat is a consultant cardiologist who works at the Barts Heart Centre and is senior lecturer at Queen Mary university of London. His private practice is based at the Bridge clinic in Maidenhead, Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor and the Spire Thames valley in Slough. He sees patients with symptoms of heart disease namely, shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, blackouts, and ankle swelling. He provides a comprehensive local cardiology diagnostic service for patients living within East Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and South Oxfordshire.
He requests feedback from all of his patients through independently verified providers (TopDoctors and Doctify).
Dr Barakat grew up locally and attended Slough Grammar School before studying medicine at Trinity College, Oxford and completed his undergraduate training at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospitals in 1991. He was trained in general cardiology and interventional cardiology at St Bartholomew's Hospital, The London Chest Hospital and the Royal London Hospital. He was awarded an MD in coronary artery disease from the University of London in 2001.
His first clinic appointment was as consultant cardiologist at Wexham Park Hospital in 2004. He was part of the team that helped to repatriate invasive and interventional cardiology from London to Wexham Park Hospital. After completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Simulation, he moved to the Barts Heart Centre as Director of Cardiovascular Simulation. He actively trains specialist registrars in procedural skills in cardiology. He uses stimulation-based training to train specialist registrars in a range of procedures including pericardiocentesis, permanent pacemaker implantation, temporary wire implantation, coronary angiography, and coronary angioplasty.
He is involved in the development of novel devices which have the potential to improve patient safety during interventional procedures.
Areas of interest
Angina | Angioplasty |Aortic stenosis | Aortic Regurgitation | Atrial fibrillation | Atrial flutter | Blackouts | Blood pressure (hypertension) |Calcium scoring |Cardiac health screening |Cardiac MRI | Cardiomyopathy | Chest pain | Coronary angioplasty | Coronary artery disease | CT coronary angiography | Dizziness | Echocardiography | ECG | Exercise stress testing | Faints (syncope) | Family screening | Heart failure | Heart rhythm DC cardioversion | Heart rhythm loop recorder implantation | Heart rhythm and blood pressure monitoring | High cholesterol (hyperlipidaemia) | Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM) | Human Factors training | Irregular heart rhythms | Loss of consciousness | Mitral regurgitation | Mitral stenosis | Palpitations | PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) | Permanent pacemakers (single and dual chamber) | Shortness of breath | Simulation based training | Syndrome X |Valvular heart disease | 24hour ECG
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (5-50)