Dr Heather Joanne Shannon
MB BCh BAO, MRCP, MD
I was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at Frimley Park Hospital in 2012. I have a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of ischaemic heart disease, and have expertise in coronary angioplasty and stenting for both stable angina and unstable acute coronary syndromes. I also have expertise in complex coronary intervention to include left main stem disease, calcium modification techniques and intravascular imaging guided intervention.
I graduated with Honours from the Queen's University Belfast in 2002, after being awarded a number of undergraduate prizes. I began my cardiology training at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast where I also undertook clinical research leading to the award of an MD. I was then selected to undertake a highly prestigious fellowship in Milan, under the mentorship of Dr Antonio Colombo, a world authority in interventional cardiology. This allowed me to gain unrivalled experience in coronary and structural intervention including transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). I returned from Milan to complete my training at Imperial College London with a further interventional fellowship at the Hammersmith Hospital.
In addition, I have expertise in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for patients with aortic stenosis who are unsuitable for open heart surgery. I am the cross-site lead for the TAVI programme at Frimley Health and is an Honorary Consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London where I regularly perform these procedures as part of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust structural heart team.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Heather Joanne Shannon at Spire include:
Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
European Association of Percotaneous Cardiovascular Intervention (EAPCI)
British Cardiac Society
Irish Cardiac Society
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Hammersmith Hospital, London (Honorary contract)
I enjoy keeping fit by going on long walks in the local countryside with my dog, and am a keen skier. I also enjoy travelling.