Cardiology (heart)
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Dr Shelley Rahman Haley studied at Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine, qualifying with honours in 1995. She trained in cardiology with a subspecialty interest in non-interventional cardiology, echocardiography and cardiac imaging at Papworth, Royal Brompton and St Thomas’s hospitals.

Dr Rahman Haley is a consultant cardiologist and, in 2007, was appointed as the first clinical lead for echocardiography at Harefield Hospital. 

Since then, the department of echocardiography has doubled in size and productivity under her guidance and provides the very latest in imaging techniques, including:

  • real-time 3D transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography
  • strain imaging 
  • all types of stress echocardiography.

Dr Rahman Haley prides herself on offering a service that is tailored to her patients’ needs, such as performing scans herself as part of the clinical consultation. She also understands the impact of health issues on family life, particularly for women. 

Areas of expertise

Dr Rahman Haley has an interest in adult heart valve disease, particularly complex mitral and aortic valve disease, and transoesophageal echocardiography. She works closely with the surgical teams at Harefield Hospital to assess patients who may require surgery and monitor their progress afterwards.

She also has an interest in cardio-oncology, or heart problems in cancer patients, such as those who are undergoing chemotherapy or other treatment that may affect the heart.

Research interests

Dr Rahman Haley’s doctoral thesis focused on cardiac imaging techniques in women and was completed at Royal Brompton Hospital in the nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular magnetic resonance departments in 2001.

She now focuses on research connected with mechanical circulatory support, cardiac and lung transplantation, and heart valve disease. She has co-authored papers in high-impact journals including Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Private patient referral 

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