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Dr Rodney Foale, Consultant Cardiologist

Specialist Details
Full name

Dr Rodney Foale




Consultant Cardiologist



Site specialisation

Hypertension, interventional, arrhythmia,

Site specialisation 2
Clinical interests

General adult cardiology, hypertension, interventional cardiology, arrhythmia, primary and secondary prevention, percutaneous angioplasty of coronary artery disease

Background Information

Dr. Rodney Foale was an Honours graduate from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1971. After two years of Junior House jobs at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne - one of the main teaching hospitals of the University - he travelled India and worked in rural areas of the states of Madras and Kashmir. Dr. Foale was then appointed to training programmes in the United Kingdom at the Hammersmith Hospital and the Royal London and then the Registrar's post at the National Heart Hospital. He departed to the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA for two years of an enjoyable exile before returning to the Senior Registrar's post at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. 
In 1985 he was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London. Recognising the importance of clinician involvement in NHS management structures he became the Clinical Director of Surgery, which includes Cardiovascular Medicine and Intensive Care. 
His main clinical interests are in the management of hypertension and in the invasive diagnosis and interventional treatment of coronary artery disease, specialising in angioplasty - the insertion and inflation of a tiny stent that re-opens arterial blockages primarily in the coronary arteries. 
He is a specialist in non-invasive investigation of general adult cardiology, including hypertension and percutaneous interventional treatment of coronary artery disease. He is Co-Director of the International Centre for Circulatory Health (ICCH) supporting research at St Mary's Hospital/Imperial College.

Languages spoken

English, French

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Clinic days

Mon: am/pmTue: Wed: Thurs: amFri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 7460 5700

Additional Career Information
Year qualified



British Cardiac Society, Royal Society of Medicine, Independent Doctors' Forum, Institute of Directors, Royal Automobile Club, Chelsea Arts Club, Flyfishers Club, Middlesex County Cricket Club

NHS hospitals

Imperial College


Clinical Director of Surgery, Cardiovascular Science and Critical Care, St Mary's Hospital

Research interests

Co-director of the International Centre for Circulatory Health (ICCH) supporting research at St Mary's Hospital/Imperial College

Key published papers

Spyrou N, Sogliani F, Foale R, de L Stanbridge R, Camici PG.  Assessment of gastroepiploid artery bypass graft blood flow with H2150 and dynamic positron emission tomography.  Br Heart J 1995;Supp 73 (5): 46 
Mayet J, Chapman N, Li CKC, Shahi M, Poulter NR, Sever PS, Foale RA Thom SAM.  Racial differences in the hypertensive heart are not explained by differences in mean 24 hour blood pressure. J Hypertens 1996; 14:11 
Spyrou N, Rosen S, Foale R, Davies WD, Camici PG.  Diffuse myocardial ß-adrenoceptor downregulation after myocardial infarction in the absence of cardiac failure.  XIXth Congress of the European Society of Cardiology.  Eur Heart J 1997; 18:Abst. Suppl. 3685 
Rosen SD, Paulesu E, Tousoulis D, Foale RA, Camici OG.  Role of the thalamus and cerebral cortex in the perception of cardiac symptoms.  Circulation 1997; 96: 1-761 

Media coverage

Our consultants regularly contribute to hospital publications, as well as national newspaper articles and television coverage.