It is the multifaceted nature of cardiology that first attracted me to it as a career – from preventative cardiology right through to acute emergency cardiology.
Cardiology is a fast-paced, evolving speciality which is frequently challenging our old held beliefs about what might be good or bad for us. As somebody interested in research, I find this very exciting. As an example, not that long ago we would use stents to treat coronary artery disease; however, through research, we have found that medications or lifestyle measures can be just as effective.
It is very important to me that I develop a rapport with my patients. This enables me to establish how empowered they wish to be in managing their care and tailoring my advice and treatment plan accordingly.
I like to reach decisions on a mutual basis and explain to the patient the advantages and disadvantages of either approach — for example, having a test or procedure on the heart versus pursuing conservative, or medical therapy.
I have a strong academic interest in matters such as preventative cardiology and also in lifestyle medicine for treating and preventing heart disease.
I am a Consultant Cardiologist at Many Beats. Alongside this, I also consult at the London Northwest NHS Trust and the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.
I am an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London and the first UK cardiologist to be certified by the BSLM as a lifestyle medicine practitioner. I am also a fellow of both the prestigious American College and the European Society of Cardiology.
My particular expertise are in exercise and dobutamine stress echocardiography to assess coronary and valvular heart disease. In addition, I have extensive experience in carotid ultrasound, cardiac MRI and coronary CT angiography.
I was awarded a PhD in 2012 for research into cardiovascular disease prevention amongst high-risk ethnic groups using cardiac and carotid ultrasound.
I have published >30 original science research papers.
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Dr Elghamaz was professional and compassionate in equal measure. He made me feel completely at ease and explained in detail exactly my situation answering all questions kindly and in a language I understood – not medical jargon. A complete gentleman under whose care I have every confidence.
I called Dr Chahal’s secretary to get advice and an appointment for a stress echocardiogram as quickly as possible. Dr Chahal called me himself, to explain the procedure, and he managed to fit me in quickly, as I requested. On the day, he and his colleague carried out the test quickly, efficiently and kindly, explaining what they were doing and why. I would certainly recommend them as true healthcare professionals.
Dr Elghamaz was very efficient, thorough and personable and made me feel at ease through through the process of undergoing several tests and then discussing results with myself and my husband to ensure we understood everything and were comfortable.
Highly recommended. Professional, honest, put me at ease. Wonderful experience all around.
Dr Elghamaz goes above and beyond for his patients. As well as being kind, he is extremely thorough, and I feel very comfortable knowing he is in charge of my care.
Dr Sehmi is a fusion of the best of the old and new schools of medicine. Whilst reassuringly up to date with the latest evidence-based practice and comfortable with all the leading-edge technology of his field, he has always listened to my fears and given informed answers to all my questions.
I had a really positive experience when I saw Dr Navin Chandra in his clinic. He took time to really listen to my problems and then explained what was wrong in simple terms. I had all my tests performed swiftly and have started to feel much better!
Having been referred for specialist Cardiology review, I was very fortunate to be assigned Dr Sehmi as my Consultant. From the outset, his level of interest in my personal case has been exceptional. I have had several consultants for a variety of reasons over the years but Dr Sehmi is the first where a consultant has proactively followed up in between appointments to determine progress.
I was admitted under Cardiology and Dr Chandra was my Consultant. He quickly got to the heart of the problem and he and his team didn’t miss a step. Later that evening Dr Chandra took the time to see my partner and his patience and knowledge gave us the answers to our many questions.
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