Dr Carl Shakespeare, Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Carl Shakespeare

Consultant Cardiologist

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Dr Carl Shakespeare MBBS BSc MD FRCP FESC FACC

Consultant Cardiologist

MBBS BSc MD FRCP FESC FACC

Dr Carl Shakespeare

Consultant Cardiologist MBBS BSc MD FRCP FESC FACC

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MBBS BSc MD FRCP FESC FACC
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    About Dr Carl Shakespeare

    GMC number: 2983785

    Year qualified: 1984

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Dr Carl Shakespeare is a highly esteemed consultant cardiologist at St Thomas' Hospital, London. With an impressive career spanning over three decades, Dr Shakespeare has also served as the Lead Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich for 18 years, and as a Senior Fellow at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Additionally, he provides consulting services at the Blackheath, Lister, and London Independent Hospitals.

    Dr Shakespeare earned his medical degree from Westminster Medical School, University of London, in 1984. He completed his specialist training at the National Heart Hospital, St Thomas', St George's, and the Royal London Hospital, becoming an accredited specialist in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology in 1995. In 1989, he was awarded a British Heart Foundation Fellowship, further solidifying his expertise in the field.

    Throughout his career, Dr Shakespeare has made significant contributions to cardiology, authoring over 40 research publications in peer-reviewed academic journals. He has held prominent roles such as Clinical Director of the SE London Cardiac Network, Regional Advisor to the British Cardiac Society, and the Royal College of Physicians.

    Dr Shakespeare's areas of expertise include cardiac imaging, cardiac CT angiography (US Board Certified), and cardiovascular risk assessment, particularly in evaluating high cholesterol, hypertension, and atypical cardiac symptoms in women. He is proficient in a wide range of medical tests and treatments, including 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, calcium coronary scoring, cardiac magnetic resonance scans (Cardiac MRI), cardiac rehabilitation, ECG (electrocardiogram), and echocardiograms.

    He is adept at diagnosing and treating various conditions such as hypertension, palpitations, dizziness, collapse, arrhythmia, syncope, chest pain, heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, atrial septal defects (ASD), bradycardia, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, heart attacks, heart murmurs, heart muscle disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long QT syndrome, loss of consciousness (syncope), pulmonary hypertension, tachycardia, and valvular heart disease.

    Dr Shakespeare combines his extensive experience in general medicine and specialist cardiology to address both cardiac and non-specific symptoms, ensuring comprehensive care for his patients. His dedication to advancing cardiology and improving patient outcomes makes him a leading figure in his field.

    Areas of expertise

    • Hypertension
    • Chest pain
    • Palpitations
    • Arrhythmia
    • Cholesterol problems