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Cardiologist Asif Qasim

Dr Asif Qasim, Consultant Cardiologist

Specialising in:

Interventional cardiology - including angioplasty and stent implantation as an alternative to bypass surgery. Procedures performed from the femoral or radial route. 
Diagnosis and management of all aspects of general cardiology.
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Specialist Details
Full name
Dr Asif Qasim
Qualifications
BA MB BChir MA PhD MRCP
Title
Consultant Cardiologist            
Asif Qasim, Consultant Cardiologist, Bupa Cromwell Hospital
Specialties
Cardiology
Site specialisation
Interventional and general cardiology
Site specialisation 2
Clinical interests
Interventional cardiology - including angioplasty and stent implantation as an alternative to bypass surgery. Procedures performed from the femoral or radial route. 
Diagnosis and management of all aspects of general cardiology.
Background Information
Biography
Dr Qasim graduated from the University of Cambridge, with prizes and awards for research and clinical medicine. He trained in internal medicine and cardiology in Cambridge, Birmingham and London . 
He returned to Cambridge to complete a PhD in cardiovascular stem cell biology. He has published papers in peer reviewed journals on a range of interventional and general cardiology subjects. Dr Qasim remains active in cardiology research and is a senior investigator for a number of clinical trials. 
Dr Qasim has a high level of expertise in interventional cardiology, and performs all aspects of coronary intervention. He was awarded an interventional fellowship and spent a year working in Milan with a world-leading team developing new techniques and research. He remains active in research and the development of training programs for doctors in interventional cardiology techniques.
Languages spoken
English, French, Italian, Punjabi
Availability
Regular Cromwell clinics
Yes
Clinic days
Mon: Tue: pmWed: Thurs: eveFri: Sat:
Appointments telephone number
020 7460 5700
Additional Career Information
Year qualified
1995
Memberships
Member of the Royal College of Physicians (London) 
British Medical Association 
British Cardiovascular Society 
British Cardiovascular Interventional Society 
NHS hospitals
Mayday/King's College Hospital
Posts
Research interests
Interventional cardiology trials and innovation, Intravascular ultrasound guided stent implantation, Stent implantation in coronary artery bypass graft disease, Intervention for ectatic and aneurysmal coronary arteries
Key published papers
Sirolimus-Eluting and Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents for the Treatment of Coronary Bifurcations 
Latib A, Godino C, Cosgrave, Qasim A, Corbett S, Chieffo, Carlino M, Montorfano M, Airoldi F, Colombo A   
American Heart Journal. 2008 
Drug Eluting Stent Implantation in Internal Mammary Artery Graft Stenosis is Safe and Effective  
Qasim A,  Cosgrave J, Latib A, Colombo A  
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2008 
Long-Term Follow-Up of Drug Eluting Stents when Inserted for Both On- and Off-Label Indications. 
Qasim A, Cosgrave, Latib A, Colombo A 
American Journal of Cardiology. 2007 
Stem cell therapy for myocardial repair. 
Qasim A, Weissberg PL (Heart. 2005) 
Failed thrombolysis in myocardial infarction. 
Qasim A, Chauhan A, More R. 
International Journal of Cardiology. 2000