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Expert cardiology care to support your heart’s function and boost your quality of life
Heart failure is a long-term condition in which the heart is less able to pump blood around the body effectively. The term heart failure is frightening, but it doesn’t mean that your heart has totally stopped working. With the right care and treatment, symptoms can be controlled and the heart can be supported to work better.
Heart failure is a chronic condition that cannot be cured and may become progressively worse over time. London Medical’s cardiac consultants are experts in the diagnosis and management of heart failure. London Medical offers cutting-edge cardiac investigations and the latest treatments to ease discomfort, maintain wellbeing and improve your quality of life.
Heart failure is an inability of the heart to pump blood around the body efficiently. Coronary artery disease, heart attack, hypertension, irregular heart rhythms like atrial fibrillation and cardiac valve abnormalities can all damage the heart and make it too weak or stiff to pump blood effectively.
When the heart isn’t working properly, the blood backs-up in the body. Fluid passes into the lungs and body tissues, causing breathlessness and progressive swelling in the feet and ankles. This fluid congestion is the reason that heart failure was previously called congestive cardiac failure.
Why choose London Medical?
28 years’ experience
London Medical is one of the UK’s leading private medical centres and an award-winning healthcare provider. With twenty-eight years’ experience, the clinic offers unparalleled expertise in the prevention of heart disease. With outstanding physicians, the latest technology and equipment and an integrated approach to care, London Medical can help you invest in your own health. Whether it’s screening for disease, treating chronic conditions or providing family GP services, London Medical helps you take control of your health and safeguard your future.
London Medical provides highly personalised head-to-toe clinical care. All of the body’s organs and systems interact - any disease process will impact on other parts of the body. London Medical offers tests, treatments and care by leading experts in a wide range of specialities, under one roof.
In addition to twelve renowned consultant diabetologists and ten eminent endocrinologists, the team also includes top vascular surgeons, cardiologists, nephrologists, leading ophthalmologists, weight loss consultants, GPs, specialist nurses and opticians to provide truly comprehensive care.
Access to the latest drugs and treatments
London Medical rapidly responds to research and offers new drugs and technology at the earliest stage. Patients travel from across the globe for the experienced specialists, exceptional knowledge and access to leading-edge tests and treatments.
Assessing heart disease risk, and helping patients manage it, is a particular focus at London Medical. But the clinic also provides expert general cardiology care, including all forms of treatment for coronary artery disease, valve disease, high blood pressure, heart failure and specialist advice on cardiac rehabilitation.
Our Consultant Specialists
Meet our team of world class consultants
Dr George Amin-Youssef
Heart failure, valve and coronary artery disease, echo cardiograph. Exercise and stress echocardiography.
Prof Kausik Ray
Prof Ray is currently President of the European Atherosclerosis Society, Chair of the World Heart Federation Cholesterol Roadmap 2021-2022, Chair for Global Council for Heart Health. National Lead for CVD NHR Academic research Collaboration, Clinical Director for Research HDR UK Digital Innovation Hub DISCOVER Now.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are lots of different reasons for developing heart failure, you may have a number of underlying factors that have combined to affect the function of your heart. Some of the most common causes include:
- Coronary heart disease-causing angina or heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Cardiomyopathy, which is a group of diseases affecting the heart muscle
- Heart rhythm abnormalities including atrial fibrillation
- Heart valve problems
- Congenital heart disease
- Heavy drinking
- Overactive thyroid
- Pulmonary hypertension which is a condition that raises the pressure in the lungs
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