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Dr Roland Wensel

Dr Roland Wensel

Consultant Cardiologist
MD PhD FRCP

Practising at

Spire Bushey Hospital

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Roland Wensel at Spire include:

Cardiology

Other treatments

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 Hypertension: - 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.

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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant Cardiologist in the NHS at Watford General Hospital and St Mary's Hospital in London since 2009.

I lead the non-invasive cardiac imaging department at Watford General and have established stress-echocardiography and 3D transesophageal echocardiography there. Recently I have developed a cardiac CT service for NHS patients. I treat cardiac inpatients and run a weekly outpatient clinic covering all aspects of Cardiology.

At Imperial College (St Mary's Hospital) I run an outpatient clinic for patients with heart valve disease, and perform echocardiograms. I also supervise the cardiopulmonary exercise testing service; a test that assesses the degree of exercise limitation cause by heart and lung diseases.

I am involved in research about heart failure, heart valve disease and coronary heart disease. I see patients with coronary heart disease (angina/chest pain), heart failure (breathlessness, exercise intolerance), heart valve disease (murmurs), atrial fibrillation and palpitations.

My professional ethos is molded 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.


Clinical Interests

Cardiology
Coronary artery disease
Echocardiography
Interventional cardiology


Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Carolyn Butterfield
Private secretary telephone 01582 714 474
Private secretary fax 01582 714 473
Private secretary email carolyn.butterfield@spirehealthcare.com
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist, Watford General Hospital

Honourary Consultant Cardiologist, St Mary's Hospital

Honourary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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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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