Cardiology (heart)
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Areas of expertise

Dr Rakesh Sharma is the clinical lead for heart failure at Royal Brompton Hospital. He also has specialist expertise in: 

  • advanced pacing (including the implantation of biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators)
  • cardiac sarcoidosis
  • cardio-oncology.


Dr Sharma is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, including the: 

  • British Cardiac Society
  • British Society of Heart Failure 
  • European Society Cardiology  
  • American Heart Association.

Publications and research

Dr Sharma has an active research programme in heart failure and complex device therapy. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles (including original papers, reviews, editorials, abstracts and book chapters). 

Private patient referral 

If you would like to make an appointment with this specialist for private care, contact the RB&HH Specialist care team

Research Publications


The experience of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in critically ill patients with cardiogenic shock or advanced heart failure is limited and inadequately described in


Cardiovascular magnetic resonance is the gold-standard technique for the assessment of ventricular function.