About Dr Konstantinos Vakalis

Consultant Cardiologist

Heart Health

Sub-specialties: Cardiac Imaging, Heart Failure, Cardiology.

Dr Konstantinos Vakalis is consultant cardiologist in London, UK at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust) and at Harefield Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust). He was trained in cardiology in Greece and in the UK. He has been awarded the honorary title of Fellow of the European Cardiology Society (FESC) and Fellow of the European Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (FEACVI). His main interests in cardiology include imaging and heart failure. His clinical expertise is stress echocardiography. He is the heart failure lead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Overview

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Tel: 02036532005

Areas of Expertise

Dr Konstantinos Vakalis has expertise in treating the following conditions via the following methods:

About Dr Konstantinos Vakalis

Dr Konstantinos Vakalis is currently serving as a Consultant Cardiologist at OneWelbeck. In this role, he performs complex stress echocardiography, TOE lists, and advanced echocardiographic studies. He runs CT coronary angiography lists. He also leads heart failure and Echo MDTs, and provides imaging support in theatres and the Cath lab.

 

Previously, Dr Vakalis was an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Ashford and St Peter's NHS Trust, where he managed the stress echocardiography list. He also served as a Clinical Fellow in Echocardiography at Harefield Hospital, where he used a new hybrid stress echo protocol and contributed to achieving European Laboratory accreditation in Advanced Stress Echocardiography (EACVI). Dr Vakalis held the position of Senior Clinical Fellow in Cardiology at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, where he practised general cardiology with interest in imaging. At a Private Medical Centre in Ioannina, Greece, he was running a busy cardiology department and acted as the centre manager.

 

Dr Vakalis obtained his Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Ioannina, Greece, completing his studies in 2004. He has pursued continuous professional development through various courses and certifications. He holds the relevant certifications for Adult Transoesophageal and Transthoracic Echocardiography and CT coronary angiography.

Additional Information

Dr Vakalis is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), a member of the European Society of Heart Failure and a Fellow of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (FEACVI).

Dr Vakalis also consults out of the following hospitals:

Harefield Hospital (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust), London

Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust), London

Research Highlights

Dr Vakalis has contributed in many international publications. The most recent was published in the European Heart Journal Imaging Methods and Practice under the title of "Combined low-dose dobutamine and exercise stress echocardiography: a new hybrid protocol to detect inducible ischaemia" (2024), which describes an innovative protocol for stress echocardiography improving the patient’s safety and at the same time increasing the rate of diagnostic studies.

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Dr Konstantinos Vakalis is consultant cardiologist in London, UK at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust) and at Harefield Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust). He was trained in cardiology in Greece and in the UK. He has been awarded the honorary title of Fellow of the European Cardiology Society (FESC) and Fellow of the European Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (FEACVI). His main interests in cardiology include imaging and heart failure. His clinical expertise is stress echocardiography. He is the heart failure lead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.