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Dr Zachary Whinnett, Consultant Cardiologist

Specialist Details
Full name

Dr Zachary Whinnett


BM BS, B Med Sci, MRCP, PhD


Consultant Cardiologist



Site specialisation

Cardiac arrhythmias, ablation, pacemakers, defibrillators

Site specialisation 2
Clinical interests

Management and ablation of all types of cardiac arrhythmias. Pacemakers including cardiac resynchronisation devices and defibrillators.

Background Information

Dr Whinnett specialises in cardiac arrhythmias, including ablation and cardiac devices including defibrillators and biventricular pacemakers. 
Dr Whinnett graduated from the University of Nottingham. He undertook his medical training on the Barts and the London medical rotation. He completed a PhD at Imperial College London and received his specialist training at internationally recognised centres in London and Bordeaux.

Languages spoken

English, German

Regular Cromwell clinics


Clinic days

Mon: Tue: Wed: Thurs: Fri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 8383 4967

Additional Career Information
Year qualified


NHS hospitals

Imperial College

Research interests

Dr Whinnett leads a research program at Imperial College London which aims to advance pacing therapy for heart failure.

Key published papers

Whinnett ZI, Francis DP, Denis A, Willson K, Pascale P, van Geldorp I, De Guillebon M, Ploux S, Ellenbogen K, Haïssaguerre M, Ritter P, Bordachar P. Comparison of different invasive hemodynamic methods for AV delay optimization in patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy: Implications for clinical trial design and clinical practice. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 3;168(3):2228-37. Sohaib SM, Whinnett ZI, Ellenbogen KA, Stellbrink C, Quinn TA, Bogaard MD, Bordachar P, van Gelder BM, van Geldorp IE, Linde C, Meine M, Prinzen FW, Turcott RG, Spotnitz HM, Wichterle D, Francis DP. Cardiac resynchronisation therapy optimisation strategies: Systematic classification, detailed analysis, minimum standards and a roadmap for development and testing. International Working Group on Quantitative Optimization. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 10;170(2):118-31. Finegold JA, Raphael C, Levy WC, Whinnett ZI, Francis DP. Quantification of survival gain from cardiac resynchronization therapy: non-linear growth with time, and greater gain in low-risk patients, make raw trial data an underestimate of real-world behaviour benefit. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Aug 23. pii: S0735-1097(13)04008-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.07.080. [Epub ahead of print]. Kyriacou A, Whinnett ZI, Sen S, Pabari PA, Wright I, Cornelussen R, Lefroy D, Davies DW, Peters NS, Kanagaratnam P, Mayet J, Hughes AD, Francis DP, Davies JE.Improvement in Coronary Blood Flow Velocity with Acute Biventricular Pacing is Predominantly Due to an Increase in a Diastolic Backward-Travelling Decompression (Suction) Wave. Circulation. 2012 Sep 11;126(11):1334-44. Whinnett ZI, Briscoe C, Davies JER, Willson K, Manisty CH, Davies DW, Peters NS, Kanagaratnam P, Hughes AD, Mayet J, Francis DP. The atrioventricular delay of cardiac resynchronization can be optimized hemodynamically during exercise and predicted from resting measurements. Heart Rhythm. 2008;5:378-386.


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