Dr Nigel Stephens provides all aspects of cardiology care for patients over the age of 16. This includes valvular heart disease, hypertension, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, heart rhythm abnormalities and interventional cardiology (coronary angioplasty and stents). He has an excellent relationship with a group of colleagues centred in a Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting in Northwick Park Hospital, where onward referral for specialist cardiac surgery, electrophysiology and treatment of grown up congenital heart disease is considered in a weekly meeting, chaired by myself. Dr Stephens provides all aspects of care in complex interventional cardiology including use of intracoronary ultrasound rotational atherectomy and mitral balloon valvuloplasty.
Dr Stephens currently holds the position of Deputy Medical Director and Clinical Director of Medicine at London North West Universities Hospital NHS Trust. Dr Stephens gained considerable experience in the issues around heart disease in athletes by establishing a sports cardiology service, based in the Olympic Medical Institute. He has a particular interest in the interpretation of apparently abnormal findings in athlete’s hearts, along with assessment of the safety to continue to play in competitive sports in athletes with established heart disease.