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Dr Ghada Mikhail is a consultant interventional cardiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She qualified from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, and was awarded an MD from the University of London. She trained at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust. She has gained international experience by spending a year in Italy, in a world renowned centre, on an interventional fellowship. Dr Mikhail has set up the valvular heart disease programme at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust for the treatment of patients with valvular heart disease using percutaneous techniques and performs the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedure. She is the research lead for the programme and is the founder and director of the annual Imperial valve and cardiovascular course (IVCC). She is actively involved in the area of cardiovascular disease in women and has founded the Her at Heart scientific initiative in the UK, the aims of which are to address the issues of under-diagnosis, under-treatment and under-representation of women in research trials. She has chaired symposia and presented at national and international meetings and is widely published on the same subject. She is a member of the British Cardiovascular Society working group for women's heart health and was involved in the European Society of Cardiology Women at Heart policy conference. She is on the Board of the WIN (Women in Innovations) initiative of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and also a board member of the European EAPCI women group. Dr Mikhail has given TV, press and radio interviews on the under-recognition of cardiovascular disease in women.
General and interventional cardiology, coronary angiography and angioplasty, valvular heart disease - transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), cardiovascular disease in women, permanent pacemaker implantation
Research & publications
Coronary angioplasty, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), cardiovascular disease in women