Dr Rachael James

Consultant Cardiologist


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I trained in London and was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at the Sussex Cardiac Centre in 2004. I also work at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital where I undertake a specialist adolescent clinic.

I am trained in all aspects of general cardiology and specialise in echocardiography. I hold British Society of Echocardiography accreditation in both transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography and European accreditation in paediatric and congenital echocardiography.

I am a consultant with a special interest in adult congenital heart disease and my practice includes the specialist areas of cardiac disease in pregnancy and valve disease.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Rachael James at Spire include:


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Additional information

Coronary artery disease
Congenital heart disease

Special clinical interests: Echocardiography, cardiac disease in pregnancy, maternal cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, pre-op assessment, valve disease and endocarditis.

Professional memberships

British Cardiovascular Society

British Society of Echocardiography

British Congenital Cardiac Association

British Heart Valve Society

Council member for the British Cardiovascular Society (Women in Cardiology Representative) 2009-2013

British Society of Echocardiography 2008-2014

Consultant Cardiologist, Sussex Cardiac Centre, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.