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London Bridge Consultant Cardiologist Dr Nabeel Sheikh

Dr Nabeel Sheikh

BSc (Hons), MB BS, MRCP, PhD, FESC

Consultant cardiologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Inherited Cardiac Conditions and Imaging

Sub-Specialties
  • Heart Failure
Fixed Price Packages

About

  • Biography icon plus

    Dr Nabeel Sheikh was appointed consultant cardiologist and honorary senior clinical lecturer in inherited cardiac conditions and imaging at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital and King’s College London in 2017.

    He has specialist interests in heart muscle diseases and athlete’s heart and has given presentations of his research at the scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

    Nabeel trained at University College London where he qualified with a BSc with 1st class honours in neuroscience alongside his medical degree in 2002. He undertook his junior doctor training in London and Nottingham, gaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2006. Nabeel completed a PhD into the effects of ethnicity on the expression of cardiomyopathies and athlete’s heart at St George’s Hospital and University of London and was awarded a British Heart Foundation Project Grant. Alongside his PhD studies, he also worked as a member of the Centre for Inherited Cardiac Diseases and Sports Cardiology at St George’s Hospital and the Cardiac Risk in the Young screening programme for professional athletes. It was during this time that he gained specialist expertise in the screening athletes, the evaluation of athletes with cardiac disorders, evaluation of individuals with inherited cardiac conditions, and the genetics of inherited cardiac conditions.

    Nabeel completed his training in cardiology in 2016 at St Thomas’ Hospital, gaining expertise in cardiac MRI and further training in inherited cardiac conditions and clinical genetics.

    Nabeel has been invited to speak at major national and international conferences, including the European Society of Cardiology. He has published work relating to sudden death in young athletes in scientific journals, including work in Circulation which has directly led to the refinement of screening criteria for athletes and informed the new International ECG screening recommendations published earlier in 2017. He has recently been made a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC).

    Nabeel is a member of the Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions and is British Society of Echocardiography accredited for transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography. He is an active member of the BSE’s Research and Audit Committee, through which he has contributed to several National guidelines relating to echocardiographic evaluation of athletes undergoing screening.

  • Clinical interests icon plus

    • Heart muscle disorders such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
    • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
    • Inherited arrhythmias (long-QT syndrome and Brugada syndrome)
    • Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS)
    • Athlete's heart
     
  • Publications icon plus

    1. Sheikh N, Papadakis M, Wilson M, Malhotra A, Adamuz C, Homfray T, Monserrat L, Behr ER, Sharma S. Diagnostic Yield of Genetic Testing in Young Athletes with T-wave Inversion. Circulation. 2018 May. DOI:
    10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.034208

    2. Oxborough DA, Gati S, George K, Harkness A, Matthew T, Papadakis M, Ring L, Robinson S, Sandoval J, Sarwar R, Sharma S, Sharma V, Sheikh N, Somauroo J, Stout M, Willis J, Zaidi A. A Guideline Update for the Practice of Echocardiography in the Cardiac Screening of Sports Participants: A Joint Policy Statement from the British Society of Echocardiography and Cardiac Risk in the Young. Echo Res Pract. 2018. In press.

    3. Finocchiaro G, Dhutia H, D’Silva A, Malhotra A, Sheikh N, Narain R, Ensam B, Papatheodorou S, Tome M, Sharma R, Papadakis M, Sharma S. Role of Doppler Diastolic Parameters in Differentiating Physiological Left Ventricular Hypertrophy from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018. In press.

    4. Malhotra A, Dhutia H, Gati S, Yeo TJ, Dores H, Bastiaenen R, Narain R, Merghani A, Finocchiaro G, Sheikh N, Steriotis AK, Zaidi A, Millar L, Behr ER, Tomé E, Papadakis M, Sharma S. Reply: Are T-Inversions in Chest Leads Always Benign? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jul 11;70(2):297-298.

    5. Malhotra A, Dhutia H, Gati S, Yeo TJ, Dores H, Bastiaenen R, Narain R, Merghani A, Finocchiaro G, Sheikh N, Steriotis AK, Zaidi A, Millar L, Behr ER, Tomé E, Papadakis M, Sharma S. Anterior T-Wave Inversion in Young White Athletes and Nonathletes. Prevalence and Significance. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jan 3;69(1):1-9.

    6. Sheikh N, Papadakis M, Panoulas VF, Prakash K, Millar L, Adami P, Zaidi A, Gati S, Wilson M, Carr-White G, Tomé MTE, Behr ER, Sharma S. Comparison of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in Afro-Caribbean versus white patients in the UK. Heart. 2016 Sep 27. pii: heartjnl-2016-309843. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2016-309843. [Epub ahead of print]

    7. Sheikh N (2016). Impact of sporting discipline, gender, ethnicity and genetics on the athlete's heart. In: Pelliccia A, Heidbuchel H, Corrado D, Borjesson N and Sharma S. The ESC Textbook of Sports Cardiology. Oxford University Press. In press.

    8. Keteepe-Arachi T and Sheikh N (2016). The influence of age, sex, ethnicity and sporting discipline on the athlete's heart. In: Wilson M, Drezner JA and Sharma S. The International Olympic Committee Manual of Sports Cardiology. Wiley- Blackwell.

    9. Dores H, Malhotra A, Sheikh N, Millar L, Dhutia H, Narain R, Merghani A, Papadakis M, Sharma S. Abnormal electrocardiographic findings in athletes: Correlation with intensity of sport and level of competition. Rev Port Cardiol. 2016 Nov;35(11):593-600.


    10. Qasem M, Utomi V, George K, Somauroo J, Zaidi A, Forsythe L, Bhattacharrya S, Lloyd G, Rana B, Ring L, Robinson S, Senior R, Sheikh N, Sitali M, Sandoval J, Steeds R, Stout M, Willis J, and Oxborough D. A meta-analysis for echocardiographic assessment of right ventricular structure and function in ARVC. Echo Res Pract. 2016 Sep 29. pii: ERP-16-0028.

    11. Sheikh N,* Calore C,* Zorzi A,* Nese A, Facci M, Malhotra A, Zaidi A, Schiavon M, Pelliccia A, Sharma S and Corrado D. Electrocardiographic anterior T-wave inversion in athletes of different ethnicities: differential diagnosis between athlete’s heart and cardiomyopathy. Eur Heart J. 2016 Aug 21;37(32):2515-27 (*joint first authors).

    12. Ghani S, Papadakis P, Kemp S, Zaidi A, Sheikh N, Gati S, Raju H, Smith A, Palmer C, Somauroo J, Sharma S. Results of a nationally implemented de novo cardiac screening programme in elite rugby players in England. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Jun 23. pii: bjsports-2015-095902.

    13. Dhutia H, Malhotra A, Parpia S, Gabus V, Finocchiaro G, Mellor G, Merghani A, Millar L, Narain R, Sheikh N, Behr ER, Papadakis M, Sharma S. The prevalence and significance of a short QT interval in 18 825 low-risk individuals including athletes. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Jan; 50(2):124-9.

    14. Zaidi A, Sheikh N, Jongman JK, Gati S, Carr-White G, Panoulas VF, Papadakis M, Sharma R, Behr ER, Sharma S. Reply: Understanding the Mechanism of T-Wave Inversion in Athletes May Be Key to Best Management. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Dec 1;66(21):2471-2.

    15. Sheikh N, Papadakis M, Schnell F, Panoulas VF, Malhotra A, Wilson MG, Carré F, Sharma S. The Clinical Profile of Athletes with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jul; 8 (7):e003454.

    16. Zaidi A, Sheikh N, Jongman JK, Gati S, Carr-White G, Panoulas VF, Papadakis M, Sharma R, Behr ER, Sharma S. Clinical differentiation between physiological remodelling and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in athletes with marked electrocardiographic repolarization anomalies. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jun 30; 65(25):2702-2711.

    17. Gati S, Papadakis M, Papamichael ND, Zaidi A, Sheikh N, Reed M, Sharma R, Thilaganathan B, Sharma S. Response to letter regarding article, "Reversible de novo left ventricular trabeculations in pregnant women: implications for the diagnosis of left ventricular noncompaction in low-risk populations". Circulation. 2015 May 5;131(18):e426.

    18. Riding NR, Sheikh N, Adamuz C, Watt V, Farooq A, Whyte GP, George KP, Drezner JA, Sharma S, Wilson MG. Comparison of three current sets of electrocardiographic interpretation criteria for use in screening athletes. Heart. 2015 Mar;10(5):384-90.

    19. Sheikh N, Sharma S. Refining electrocardiography interpretation criteria in elite athletes: redefining the limits of normal. Eur Heart J. 2014 Nov 21;35(44):3078-80.

    20. Sheikh N, Papadakis M, Ghani S, Zaidi A, Gati S, Adami PE, Carré F, Schnell F, Wilson M, Avila P, Sharma S. Comparison of ECG Criteria for the Detection of Cardiac Abnormalities in Elite Black and White Athletes. Circulation. 2014 Apr 22;129(16):1637-49.

    21. Sheikh N and Sharma S. Impact of Ethnicity on Cardiac Adaptation to Exercise. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2014 Apr;11(4):198-217.

    22. Gati S, Papadakis M, Papamichael ND, Zaidi A, Sheikh N, Reed M, Sharma R, Thilaganathan B, Sharma S. Reversible de novo left ventricular trabeculations in pregnant women: implications for the diagnosis of left ventricular noncompaction in low-risk populations. Circulation. 2014 Aug 5;130(6):475-83.

    23. Jongman JK, Sheikh N, Zaidi A, Sharma S. Recurrent repolarisation abnormalities in an athlete. Neth Heart J. 2014 Nov;22(11):523–6.

    24. Oxborough D, Ghani S, Harkness A, Lloyd G, Moody W, Ring L, Sandoval J, Senior R, Sheikh N, Stout M, Utomi V, Willis J, Zaidi A, Steeds R. Impact of methodology and the use of allometric scaling on the echocardiographic assessment of the aortic root and arch: a study by the Research and Audit Sub-Committee of the BSE. Echo Res Pract. 2014 Sept 1;1(1):1-9.

    25. Sheikh N and Sharma S. A young athlete with bradycardia. BMJ. 2013 Jul 4;347:f4258

    26. Sheikh N, Papadakis M, Carré F, Kervio G, Panoulas VF, Ghani S, Zaidi A, Gati S, Rawlins J, Wilson MG, Sharma S. Cardiac adaptation to exercise in adolescent athletes of African ethnicity: an emergent elite athletic population. Br J Sports Med. 2013 Jun;47(9):585-92.

    27. Gati S, Sheikh N, Ghani S, Zaidi A, Wilson M, Raju H, Cox A, Reed M, Papadakis M, Sharma S. Should axis deviation or atrial enlargement be categorised as abnormal in young athletes? The athlete's electrocardiogram: time for re-appraisal of markers of pathology. Eur Heart J. 2013 Dec;34(47):3641-8.

    28. Zaidi A, Ghani S, Sheikh N, Gati S, Bastiaenen R, Madden B, Papadakis M, Raju H, Reed M, Sharma R, Behr ER, Sharma S. Clinical significance of electrocardiographic right ventricular hypertrophy in athletes: comparison with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and pulmonary hypertension. Eur Heart J. 2013 Dec;34(47): 3649-56.

    29. Oxborough D, Zaidi A, Gati S, Papadakis M, Sheikh N, Sharma, S. A Guideline for the Practice of Echocardiography in the Cardiovascular Screening of Sports Participants. British Society of Echocardiography, 2013.

    30. Zaidi A, Ghani S, Sharma R, Oxborough D, Panoulas VF, Sheikh N, Gati S, Papadakis M, Sharma S. Physiologic Right Ventricular Adaptation in Elite Athletes of African and Afro-Caribbean Origin. Circulation. 2013 Apr 30;127(17):1783-92.

    31. Sharma S and Sheikh N (2013). Cardiovascular function in elite athletes. In: Montgomery H, Budgett R (Eds). In Celebration of the Olympics. London, RSM Press.

    32. Gati S, Chandra N, Bennett RL, Reed M, Kervio G, Panoulas VF, Ghani S, Sheikh N, Zaidi A, Wilson M, Papadakis M, Carré F, Sharma S. Increased left ventricular trabeculation in highly trained athletes: do we need more stringent criteria for the diagnosis of LV non-compaction in athletes? Heart. 2013 Mar;99 (6):401-8.

    33. Sheikh N, Cox A, Sharma S. Support for Inclusion of Electrocardiography in Addition to the Health Questionnaire and Physical Examination in Athletic Screening Protocols for Diagnosis of Unsuspected Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Jan 1; 111(1):150.

    34. Sheikh N. Stork, Marrakesh, Morocco. N Engl J Med. 2012; 366(20): 1890

    35. Sheikh N. Belvedere, Tuscany. N Engl J Med. 2012; 367(14): 1331

    36. Rowley NJ, Green DJ, George K, Thijssen DH, Oxborough, Sharma S, Somauroo JD, Jones J, Sheikh N, Whyte G. Peripheral vascular structure and function in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Br J Sports Med. 2012 Nov;46 Suppl 1:i98-103.

    37. L Millar, N Sheikh [co-authors], S Sharma (2012). Overview of Genetic and Clinical Aspects of Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes (Colloquium Series on Genomic and Molecular Medicine). New Jersey, Morgan and Claypool Life Sciences.

    38. Sheikh N and Sharma S. Overview of Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes. Phys Sportsmed. 2011 Nov;39(4):22-36.

    39. List RJ, Sheikh, N, Theologou T, Mitchell IM, Mathew T. Proprionobacterium acne endocarditis of a prosthetic aortic valve. Clin Cardiol. 2009 Aug;32(8):E46–7.

    40. Wilkinson J, Sheikh N, Jayamaha J. Tissue adhesive as an alternative to sutures for securing central venous catheters. Anaesthesia. 2007 Sept;62(9):969-970.

    41. Riaz AA, Ismail M, Sheikh N, Ahmed N, Atkin G, Richman P, Loh A. Spontaneously arising superficial temporal artery aneurysms: a report of 2 cases and review of literature. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2004 Nov;86(6):W38-40.

  • Professional bodies icon plus

    - General Medical Council (GMC)
    - Medical Defense Union (MDU)
    - Royal College of Physicians, London (RCP, London)
    - Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)
    - British Scoiety of Echocardiography (BSE)
    - Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditons (AICC)

  • Approved insurers icon plus

    - Bupa
    - Aviva,
    - AXA
    - VitalityHealth
    - Healix

Practice locations

NHS base

St Thomas' Hospital

Consults at

Wednesday
AM (Alternating Wednesdays)
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