Consultant Profile

Dr Roland Wensel

Dr Roland Wensel MD, PhD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital, Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Echocardiography
    • Hypertension
Special clinical interests:

Coronary Heart Disease:

- Assessment by Stress-Echocardiography and Cardiac CT

Heart Valve Disease:

- Assessment with Transthoracic and 3D transoesophageal echocardiography

Heart Failure:

- Assessment of left ventricular function and medical treatment


- Assessment including Echocardiography, medical treatment

Unexplained Breathlessness:

-Cardiopulmonary exercise testing for objective assessment of exercise tolerance and potential cardiac or pulmonary causes of exercise limitation.

Research interests:

Heart failure, Valvular heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension,  exercise physiology in health and disease

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Cardiologist, Watford General Hospital

Honourary Consultant Cardiologist, St Mary's Hospital

Honourary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

European Society of Cardiology
British Society of Echocardiography
British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging
Royal College of Physicians (Fellow)
German Society of Cardiology

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Private secretary:
Stacey Rubens
Private secretary telephone number:
01923 330432
Private secretary fax:
0872 352 8768
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Roland Wensel has been a Consultant Cardiologist in the NHS at Watford General Hospital and St Mary's Hospital in London since 2009.

Dr Wensel leads the non-invasive cardiac imaging department at Watford General and has established stress-echocardiography and 3D transesophageal echocardiography there. Recently he has developed a cardiac CT service for NHS patients. He treats cardiac inpatients and runs a weekly outpatient clinic coverering all aspects of Cardiology.

At Imperial College (St Mary's Hospital) Dr Wensel runs an outpatient clinic for patients with heart valve disease, and performs echocardiograms. He also supervises the cardiopulmonary exercise testing servcie; a test that assess the degree of exercise limitation cause by heart and lung diseases.

Dr Wensel is involved in reaserch about heart failure, heart valve disease and coronary heart disease.

At Spire Bushey Hospital he sees patients with coronary heart disease (angina/chest pain), heart failure (breathlessness, exercise intolerance), heart valve disease (murmurs), atrial fibrillation and palpitations.

Dr Wensel's professional ethos is moulded by a holistic approach to his patients that includes a comprehensive assessment and a detailed and candid discussion about their problems and the available treatment options.

Personal profile:

I am married with four children. My main hobbies are sailing and alpine skiing. I have participated in competitive sailing since the age of nine and attended a sailing college in East Berlin. In 1988 I won a junior world championship in the Olympic 470-class. I came third in the annual NHS regatta, with my crew, for the last three years in a row. I also enjoy mountain hiking and alpine skiing with my family. I speak German and English fluently and have a basic understanding of Russian.

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Dr Roland Wensel

Dr Roland Wensel

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