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Dr Francesco Lo Giudice

Consultant cardiologist 3698569
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Biography

Dr Francesco Lo Giudice obtained his medical qualification (summa cum laude) in 1993 and completed his specialist training in cardiology with full marks in 1998 at the University of Palermo, Italy. Thereafter he spent 18 months at St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London as a research fellow in cardiology, with a grant from the Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies and another grant from the British Heart Foundation for research on the use of a specific echocardiographic technique (Doppler tissue imaging) for the early detection of heart transplant rejection. In 2000, he moved back to Italy to work as consultant cardiologist at the San Raffaele-Giglio Hospital of Cefalu’ and from 2004 at the University Hospital of Trieste.

Since September 2017 Dr Lo Giudice has worked as consultant cardiologist at Hammersmith Hospital. He has developed his professional experience in the field of cardiac intensive care, with the management of patients with acute and chronic ischemic heart disease, cardiomyopathies, advanced heart failure and complex arrhythmias. He was in charge of the pulmonary hypertension service at the cardiovascular department of Trieste from 2009 and since September 2017 he has been part of the pulmonary hypertension national service team at Hammersmith Hospital. His work includes the execution of right heart catheterisation and echocardiographic examinations (trans-thoracic, trans-oesophageal, stress echo, contrast ultrasound), vascular ultrasound and thoracic-echo.

 

Additional languages spoken: Italian

Special interests

  • Shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations
  • Heart failure
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Systemic hypertension
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Echocardiography (trans-thoracic, trans-oesophageal, stress-echo)
  • Right heart catheterisation
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise test
  • Exercise echocardiography and right heart catheterisation
  • Cardiovascular risk factors management
  • Stroke prevention
  • Atrial fibrillation