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Clinical profile

Dr Anne Griguer is a Consultant Cardiologist with expertise in all aspects of cardiology and specialist interests in heart function, heart valves and advanced cardiovascular imaging.

She is the Lead Consultant for Heart Failure for the three Hospitals of West Herts NHS trust, and for the Community Heart Failure service at CLCH West Herts NHS trust, which provides cardiac care directly to patients’ home.

She worked for ten years in large teaching hospitals and research teams in France, at Marseille, Lille and Paris Diderot University Hospitals.

Dr Anne Griguer investigates and treats the full range of cardiac symptoms and cardiac conditions.
She has extensive experience in cardiac imaging, having performed thousands of echocardiograms (rest, stress, trans-oesophagel) and hundreds of Cardiac CTs first hand, supervised trainees and physiologists and obtained an MsC and a PhD in cardiac imaging.
She is invested in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, carrying out sports and family cardiac screenings and using digital technology to facilitate early and accessible diagnosis.

Her unique experience with multiple healthcare systems allows her to combine the best of different approaches and deliver tailored and holistic care. She involves her patients in the decision-making, taking time to explain the disease, treatment, and how to manage the risks through a healthy lifestyle. She offers close monitoring, choosing the suitable timing to intervene.

Languages spoken: English, French

Qualifications

Dr Anne Griguer undertook her training at North of France’s largest Cardiac Hospital, ranked in the top 100 of World’s Best Hospitals and in the top 3 of France’s Best Hospitals.
She completed her specialist training in highly specialised cardiac imaging and heart valve centres, at GHICL in Lille and Hammersmith Hospital in London. She undertook her Cardiac CT training from world-renowned experts at Guy’s Hospital in London. She obtained certification for all modalities of imaging she performs.

Academic Interests and awards

Dr Anne Griguer was awarded a research grant from the French Federation of Cardiology for her MSc at Paris Diderot University and Imperial College London, conducting a multidisciplinary study on the early effects of diabetes on the heart using speckle tracking.
She was awarded a PhD for her research on heart valves diseases, working within a large multicentric research team in France. She developed techniques to assess the severity and prognosis of aortic valve stenosis, which is a common disease affecting more than half of people over 75 years old. She authored multiple publications in high ranked scientific journals and presented her work in international conferences.
She is passionate about teaching and is involved in the training of medical students, specialist nurses and GPs.

Dr Griguer's research is available online here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anne-Ringle-Griguer