Dr Islam works as a Consultant in the NHS at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. He offers consultations in person and through remote video technology at the convenience of patients.
He consults patients with wide range of adult cardiac conditions. These include patients with chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, valvular heart disease, heart muscle disease and pre-operative assessment prior to non-cardiac surgery.
Overall, Dr Islam offers a very comprehensive assessment and management to his patients, involving them in all decision making with an aim to achieving best evidence based outcomes at all times.
After obtaining primary medical qualification (MBBS) with Merit from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s School of Medicine in 2008, Dr Islam was awarded membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), London in 2012.
He has over 10yrs experience in cardiology training across some of best centres in the UK including the Barts Heart Centre in London and the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre in Essex. He had dedicated fellowship in all aspects of coronary intervention and heart function impairment. In addition, he also performs non-invasive imaging using echocardiography, CT coronary angiogram and implantation permanent pacemaker systems.
Dr Islam has academic interest in cardiovascular medicine having pursued 2 years of full-time clinical research, for which he was awarded MD (Res) in 2015. He published in several peer reviewed journals. He is particularly interested in post-resuscitation care for cardiac arrest survivors and cardiac rehabilitation following critical illness. He is the current Clinical Lead for Cardiac Rehabilitation at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
Dr Islam offers comprehensive assessment and management for diverse heart related conditions including chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations and dizziness, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and pre-operative assessment prior to non-cardiac surgery.
The investigations offered include the following:
Dr Islam performs the following cardiac procedures
· Coronary angiography including study of previous coronary artery bypass grafts using radial and femoral arteries
· Pressure wire assessment of coronary arteries (FFR, iFR)
· Coronary Imaging
o Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
o Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
· Calcium modification with
o Shockwave lithotripsy (IVL)
o Rotational Atherectomy
· Coronary angioplasty and Stenting (PCI)
· Treatment of chronic total occlusions of coronary arteries
· Implantation of cardiac monitors such as LINQ device
· Implantation of permanent pacemakers