Dr Heather Joanne Shannon
MB BCh BAO, MRCP, MD
I graduated with Honours from the Queen's University Belfast in 2002, after gaining a number of undergraduate prizes. I began my cardiology training at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, including a period of clinical research leading to the award of an MD. I then completed a highly prestigious fellowship in Milan, under the mentorship of Dr Antonio Colombo, a world authority in interventional cardiology. Through this, I gained unparalleled experience in coronary and structural intervention including transcatheter valve procedures. I returned from Milan to complete my training at Imperial College London with a further fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the Hammersmith Hospital.
I took up a Consultant post at Frimley Park Hospital in October 2012. I am a Cardiologist with a particular interest in ischaemic heart disease, especially coronoary angioplasty and stenting for both stable angina and the emergency treatment of myocardial infarction. I also have an interest in structural intervention including PFO/ASD closures and in transcatherter valve procedures for patients considered high-risk candidates for convential open heart surgery.
In addition I have expertise in cardiac CT as a diagnostic tool in the assessment of patients with chest pain.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Heather Joanne Shannon at Spire include:
Spire Clare Park Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
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.