Professor Martin Cowie

Professor of Cardiology and Consultant Cardiologist

Training and Experience

Professor Martin Cowie is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Professor of Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung institute, Imperial College London.

His specialist cardiology training was at the Middlesex Hospital and University College London. He was a founding member of the British Society for Heart Failure, and was President of that professional organisation. he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London and Edinburgh, and is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and the Heart Failure Association of that organisation. He advises NICE and NHS England on heart failure issues, guidelines and technology appraisals. He is Chair of the Breathlessness Project across North West London, under the auspices of the CLAHRC Programme.

Clinical Interests

Professor Cowie specialises in adult cardiology, with a particular interest in heart failure and complex cardiac disease. Many of his patients have come for second opinions, or for advice on appropriate drug therapy and the need for interventions such as pacemakers, defibrillators or surgery. Professor Cowie also looks after patients who require admission to hospital.

Professor Cowie also has an interest in the research of diagnosis of heart failure using blood tests and imaging, implantable devices such as pacemaker and defibrillators, new drug therapies for heart failure, new devices for heart failure such as vagal nerve stimulators and respiratory disease in patients with cardiac problems, including sleep apnoea.


Royal Brompton Hospital