Dr Asif Qasim

Consultant Cardiologist

BA, MB, BChir, MA ( Hons, Cantab) , PhD, FRCP (London)

Year qualified:1995

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Asif Qasim is a consultant cardiologist who is an NHS consultant at Croydon University Hospital, where he is also Clinical Director, and at King’s College Hospital. He provides private cardiology care for patients in central London and Croydon.

He graduated from the University of Cambridge, with prizes and awards for research and clinical medicine. He trained in internal medicine and cardiology in Cambridge, Birmingham and London. He returned to Cambridge to complete a PhD in cardiovascular stem cell biology. He has published papers in peer-reviewed journals on a range of interventional and general cardiology subjects.

Dr Qasim remains active in cardiology research and is an investigator for a number of clinical trials. Dr Qasim has a high level of expertise in interventional cardiology, and performs all aspects of coronary intervention. He was awarded an interventional fellowship and spent a year working in Milan with a world-leading team developing new techniques and research. He remains active in research and the development of training programs for doctors in interventional cardiology techniques.

He is available at Shirley Oaks Hospital to assess and investigate patients with possible heart disease, high blood pressure, palpitations and heart rhythm conditions including atrial fibrillation, and breathlessness and heart failure.

Professional Membership



  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

  • British Medical Association Member

  • Croydon Medical Society Member

  • British Cardiovascular Society Member

  • European Society of Cardiology Member

  • Medical Defence Union

  • Member European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

  • Member Royal Society of Medicine Fellow

Clinical Interests


 

Dr Qasim is a specialist consultant in General and Interventional Cardiology. This includes the diagnosis and management of all aspects of general cardiology, and symptoms such chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, dizziness and palpitations.

Expertise in ischaemic heart disease and angina, heart rhythm care, permanent pacemaker implantation, heart failure care, hypertension and atrial fibrillation care. Interest in erectile dysfunction and the medical management of impotence.

All aspects of interventional cardiology, angioplasty and stent implantation, including stenting as an alternative to coronary artery bypass surgery. Procedures performed from the femoral or radial route. Published personal outcome data available online.

Screening for coronary disease and risk assessment, including follow up investigation of abnormalities found at cardiac screening. Athlete cardiac risk assessment and sports cardiology.

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