Dr Rob Smith is a
Consultant Cardiologist in Harley Street at the Cardiovascular Health
Clinic in London. Dr Smith specialises in coronary stenting, valvular heart
disease and pacemaker implantation.
Consultant Cardiologist Rob Smith: clinical interests
Dr Smith manages all aspects of general cardiology including the investigation and management of chest pain, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, palpitations and dizzy spells. He also has expertise in a number of specialist clinical areas
Coronary stenting. Rob leads the audit for the large primary angioplasty programme for heart attack patients at Harefield Hospital. A specialist in complex stent procedures and intracoronary imaging techniques, in addition to the standard femoral route, he performs angioplasty procedures via the radial artery route which promotes more rapid recovery.
Valvular heart disease - Rob is the lead for the mitral valve programme at Harefield Hospital. He currently leads the UK's most experienced MitraClip implant team. MitraClip is a 'keyhole' or percutaneous procedure to repair a leaking mitral valve. It is particularly suitable for patients unsuitable for open heart surgery or who have heart failure.
Permanent pacemaker. Rob has a specialist interest in the management of bradycardia (slow heart beat) and pacemaker insertion.
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Rob is an expert in the management of HOCM and has established a specialist group dedicated to managing patients with the condition including alcohol septal ablation.
Research interests include myocardial ischaemic
preconditioning and optimal strategies for the deployment of intracoronary
stents using intracoronary optical coherence tomography.
He is trial manager at the Royal Brompton &
Harefield NHS Trust for the ORCA-2 clinical study using optical coherence
tomography (OCT) to examine the relative rates of stent strut malapposition
during coronary angioplasty.
About Rob Smith: Harley Street Cardiologist
Dr Rob Smith undertook medical training at St Bartholomews
Medical School, and then did his postgraduate MD research Fellowship at
Dr Smith was appointed to the staff of the Royal Brompton
& Harefield NHS Trust in 2011.
He sits on the North West Thames regional revascularisation
group and is involved in planning networks of cardiac care at a regional level.
Positions held by Dr Rob Smith:
- Consultant Cardiologist Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS
- Consultant Cardiologist Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation
Read Rob Smith’s profile
at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Smith in the Media
The Cardiovascular Health Clinic in Harley Street
Health Clinic in Harley Street is a private cardiac and circulatory
healthcare clinic. Cardiovascular
disease is the main cause of illness and death in the developed world, so
the cardiologists at the clinic provide lifestyle advice, screening, preventive
therapies, investigations and cardiovascular treatments.
At the clinic doctors undertake many tests for and
treatments of cardiovascular disease in house. More complex treatment will be
performed at a partner private hospital or leading specialist NHS Trust.