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Dr Zachary Whinnett completed his undergraduate training in medical sciences at the University of Nottingham and trained as a junior doctor on the Bart's and the London medical rotation. He moved to Imperial College, London to undertake a PhD and was awarded a British Heart Foundation junior research fellowship. He completed his clinical speciality training at world-leading centres in London and Bordeaux. Dr Whinnett leads a research programme which is focused on improving treatments for heart failure and patients at risk of arrhythmias. He has published extensively in this field.


General adult cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac pacemaker implantation, cardiac resynchronisation therapy to treat heart failure, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, treatment of arrhythmias including ablation of complex arrhythmias, lead extraction of pacemakers and ICDs

Research & publications

Improving treatments for heart failure and patients at risk of arrhythmias, new pacing treatments designed to help patients with heart failure who are not currently targeted for treatment with pacing therapy, treatments designed to safely reduce the number of shocks which are required from implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), improved methods for identifying patients who will benefit from implantation of ICDs.

Recent publications:
Luther V, Jamil-Copley S, Koa-Wing M, Shun-Shin M, Hayat S, Linton NW, Lim PB, Whinnett Z, Wright IJ, Lefroy D, Peters NS, Davies DW, Kanagaratnam P, 2015, Non-randomised comparison of acute and long-term outcomes of robotic versus manual ventricular tachycardia ablation in a single centre ischemic cohort, Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, Vol:43, ISSN:1383-875X, Pages:175-185

R, Ploux S, Lumens J, Whinnett Z, Varma N, Meillet V, Ritter P, Jais P, Haissaguerre M, Bordachar P, 2015, Detailed analysis of ventricular activation sequences during right ventricular apical pacing and left bundle branch block and the potential implications for cardiac resynchronization therapy, Heart Rhythm, Vol:12, ISSN:1547-5271, Pages:137-143

Finegold J, Bordachar P, Kyriacou A, Sohaib SMA, Kanagaratnam P, Ploux S, Lim B, Peters N, Davies W, Ritter P, Francis DP, Whinnett ZI, 2015, Atrioventricular delay optimization of cardiac resynchronisation therapy: Comparison of non-invasive blood pressure with invasive haemodynamic measures, International Journal of Cardiology, Vol:180, ISSN:0167-5273, Pages:221-222

Jabbour RJ, Shun-Shin MJ, Finegold JA, Sohaib SMA, Cook C, Nijjer SS, Whinnett ZI, Manisty CH, Brugada J, Francis DP, 2015, Effect of Study Design on the Reported Effect of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) on Quantitative Physiological Measures: Stratified Meta-Analysis in Narrow-QRS Heart Failure and Implications for Planning Future Studies, Journal of the American Heart Association, Vol:4, ISSN:2047-9980

Ploux S, Eschalier R, Whinnett ZI, Lumens J, Derval N, Sacher F, Hocini M, Jais P, Dubois R, Ritter P, Haissaguerre M, Wilkoff BL, Francis DP, Bordachar P, 2015, Electrical dyssynchrony induced by biventricular pacing: Implications for patient selection and therapy improvement, Heart Rhythm, Vol:12, ISSN:1547-5271, Pages:782-791

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