Dr Carl Shakespeare consultant cardiologist  

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Personal Profile:

I received my medical degree from Westminster Medical School, University of London in 1984. Specialist training was undertaken at the National Heart Hospital, St. Thomas', St George's and the Royal London Hospital. I became an accredited specialist in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology in 1995.

Am the lead consultant cardiologist now for 15 years at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich. Honorary consultant at St. Thomas’ Hospital, and a senior Fellow at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Research Profile:

I was awarded a British Heart Foundation Fellowship in 1989, and completed my MD thesis entitled: "Autonomic Nerve Function in Silent Myocardial Ischaemia". I am the author of over 40 research publications in peer reviewed academic journals.

I created and am the Director of the Cardiovascular Risk Institute based in Woolwich. We undertake research trials mainly in the field of high blood pressure and cholesterol treatments.

Clinical Profile:

My NHS activity is in the setting of a busy general hospital serving a population of 350,000. I provide daily care for acute cardiac patients with angina, heart attacks, heart failure, arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythms), and patients requiring pacemakers.

Being accredited in internal medicine, I am regularly on call (every 12 days) and see many patients with general medical problems (such as diabetes, strokes, cancer, etc).
In the outpatient setting I provide additional specialist advice in:

  • high blood pressure,
  • high cholesterol,
  • palpitations,
  • shortness of breath
  • male sexual dysfunction.
Cardiac CT Angiography Profile:

Clinical development in Cardiac CT Angiography (CTA) has progressed rapidly in recent years. I received my specialist training in this new technique in the USA, and been practicing it for the last five years. More recently the Medical Boards in the USA have developed a professional examination diploma in CTA. I was awarded “Diplomate in Cardiac Computerised Tomography” in 2009. I practice cardiac CTA almost daily in my NHS and private practices.
British Medical Association

Royal College of Physicians

British Society of Hypertension

European Society of Hypertension

European Society of Cardiology

American College of Cardiology

Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography

Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance

British Cardiovascular Society
British Society of Echocardiography

These specialist procedures I perform regularly

Cardiac Catheterisation 
Ambulatory monitoring of ECG 
Central Blood Pressure & Pulse Wave Velocity Evaluation: 
Ambulatory monitoring of blood pressure 
Transoesophageal Echocardiography 
Cardiac Pacemakers 
Cardiac MRI 
Carl Shakespear


Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. US Board Certified in Cardiac CT Angiography. European Specialist in Hypertension.