Dr Javed Akhtar is a consultant cardiologist at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offering private cardiology tests and treatment in our clean and comfortable private hospital.
Dr Javed Akhtar became a consultant cardiologist in 1989 and became Associate Professor of Cardiology in 1994 at King Saud University, Riyadh. He returned to the UK in 1998 as a consultant cardiologist at St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust in Liverpool. In 2004 he moved to London as a consultant cardiologist at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr Akhtar established the Permanent Pacemaker Implantation service at Queen’s Hospital, Romford and he implants approximately 150 pacemakers every year. The heart failure service at Queen’s Hospital is run under Dr Akhtar’s supervision. He has also established a heart failure service at St George’s Hospital, Hornchurch, Essex.
Dr Akhtar is a senior cardiologist with extensive experience in all the major fields of cardiology including intervention. He has performed coronary angioplasty, stenting, mitral balloon valvuloplasty, pulmonary balloon valvuloplasty, inferior vena cave umbrella insertion etc.
Dr Akhtar takes pride in teaching and has been awarded “best teacher of the year” for three consecutive years. He runs the cardiology training programme at Queen’s Hospital and conducts regular training for specialist registrars (doctors in training to become cardiologists), junior doctors, GPs, cardiac physiologists and technicians. He is training supervisor for the MSc and Diploma in Cardiology.
Dr Javed Akhtar has designed protocols for his NHS Trust for the following topics:
- Managing atrial fibrillation
- Managing acute heart failure
- Managing syncope
- Evidence based drugs for heart failure
Javed Akhtar has been heavily involved in the British Heart Foundation campaign to create awareness among the Asian communities for risk factors of coronary artery disease and how to prevent them. He has participated in many talks, interviews and phone-in programmes on various Asian TV channels. Some of his interviews have been relayed live on BBC international radio programmes on topics related to the heart.