Dr Tito KabirPhD
Dr Tito Kabir studied for his undergraduate medical degree at Guy’s Hospital Medical School (now part of King’s College London), where he was awarded the Hilton dissection medal.
He then completed his PhD in cardiovascular research at University College London Medical School. This PhD was funded by a prestigious British Heart Foundation scholarship and it resulted in several publications.
After spending time in research, Dr Kabir carried out his specialist interventional cardiology training at Royal Brompton and Hammersmith hospitals. He continued to develop his skills when he spent a year in Switzerland as a cardiology interventional trainee at the Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne.
Dr Tito Kabir specialises in percutaneous coronary intervention, such as fitting stents or valves. He carries out both stable and emergency coronary angioplasty via the radial (wrist) approach.
He has extensive experience in complex coronary intervention including:
- bypass graft coronary angioplasty.
He can perform angioplasty to chronically occluded coronary arteries.
At Harefield Hospital, Dr Kabir actively participates in the primary angioplasty programme and has championed the radial route of access for treating heart attacks. He is also developing a renal denervation programme at Harefield Hospital for the treatment of resistant hypertension.
Dr Kabir is a lead member of the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) programme at Harefield Hospital. In this role, he covers the assessment, preparation and undertaking of TAVI procedures, which are completed percutaneously – by inserting a catheter through a keyhole incision.
Dr Kabir has expertise in specialist functional and imaging modalities of coronary intervention. This includes:
- intra-coronary pressure wire
- intravascular ultrasound
- optical coherence tomography assessment of coronary lesions.
Dr Tito Kabir has co-authored a book chapter on the subject of ‘The prevention and management of complications during percutaneous coronary intervention’ for the Textbook of Coronary Intervention.
He has published many papers in eminent journals including:
- Journal of Invasive Cardiology
- La Revue Médicale Suisse
- Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
- Cardiac Interventions Today
- European Heart Journal
- British Journal of Cardiology
- Atherosclerosis Journal
- Biochemical Journal.