Consultant Profile

Dr Javed Akhtar

Dr Javed Akhtar FRCP (London) FRCP (Ed), MRCPI (Dublin)
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Echocardiography
    • Hypertension
    • Interventional cardiology
    • Stroke prevention
Special clinical interests:
Coronary artery disease; chest pain; angina; palpitations; breathlessness; dizziness and fainting episodes; heart failure; investigation of heart murmurs; heart valve disease; hypertension; high cholesterol; cardiomyopathy; investigation of patients with transient ischaemic attack (TIA) for the heart defect, patent foramen ovale (PFO); permanent pacemaker implantation; trans-oesophageal echocardiography (TOE)
Research interests:
Heart failure
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Cardiologist, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust
Consultant Cardiologist, St George’s Hospital, Hornchurch (heart failure service managed by Havering NHS Primary Care Trust)
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
Member of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (Dublin)
Member of Heart Failure Association, European Society of Cardiology
Former Fellow of NAPSE (North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology)
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Dr Akhtar consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on Friday afternoons and Monday evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

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.

Personal profile:

I am married with four sons, three of them are doctors in their early training period and my fourth son is studying medicine. My main hobby is reading books on history, philosophy, revolutions, current affairs and biographies of great people.

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Dr Javed Akhtar

Dr Javed Akhtar, consultant cardiologist, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

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