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Dr Francesco Lo Giudice

Consultant Cardiologist

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Dr Francesco Lo Giudice is a consultant cardiologist at the Hammersmith Hospital.

He graduated with honors from the University of Palermo, Italy, in 1992. He then undertook the specialist training in cardiology which he completed in 1998 with full marks. Subsequently, he spent 18 months at St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London as a research fellow in cardiology supported by grants from the Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialised Therapies and the British Heart Foundation. Upon his return to Italy, Dr Lo Giudice worked as a consultant cardiologist at San Raffaele-Giglio Hospital of Cefalu’ (2000-2004) and at the University Hospital of Trieste (2004-2017) where he was in charge of the Pulmonary Hypertension Service at the cardiovascular department, but he has a vast experience in the field of cardiac intensive care and management of acute and chronic ischaemic heart disease, cardiomyopathies, advanced heart failure and complex arrhythmias.

Dr Lo Giudice currently works in London at the Hammersmith Hospital since 2017, in the Cardiology department and he is part of the Pulmonary Hypertension National service team. His main areas of interest are: pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure, ischaemic heart disease, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease, non-invasive and invasive cardiac investigations. He is also actively involved in national and international clinical research.

Dr Lo Giudice offers a range of services, including: cardiological consultation, electrocardiograms (ECG), echocardiographic examinations (trans-thoracic, trans-oesophageal, stress echo, contrast ultrasound), vascular ultrasound, right and left heart catheterization, invasive cardiopulmonary exercise test.

His private activity is carried out at Hammersmith Hospital in White City, Wellington Hospital in St John's Wood, One Heart Clinic in Harley Street, and Dottore London Clinic in Holborn.

Date and times can be agreed according to specific needs. Indeed, Dr Lo Giudice believes in the importance of a person-centered care and it would be useful to specify the reasons for the consultation when requesting an appointment. Please send your request to: cardioflg@gmail.com

Dr. Lo Giudice is registered with major health insurance companies (Bupa, Axa, Vitality, Aviva).

Most recent pubblications:

D'Alto M, Badagliacca R, Lo Giudice F, Argiento P, Casu G, Corda M, Correale, M, Ghio S, Greco A, Lattanzio M, Mercurio V, Paciocco G, Papa S, Prediletto R, Romeo E, Russo MG, Tayar A, Vitulo P, Vizza CD, Golino P, Naeije R. Hemodynamics and risk assessment 2 years after the initiation of upfront ambrisentan‒tadalafil in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Aug 28:S1053-2498(20)31706

Lewis RA, Armstrong I, Bergbaum C, Brewis MJ, Cannon J, Charalampopoulos A, Church AC, Coghlan JG, Davies RJ, Dimopoulos K, Elliot C, Gibbs JSR, Gin-Sing W, Haji G, Hameed AG, Howard LS, Johnson MK, Kempny A, Kiely DG, Lo Giudice F, McCabe C, Peacock AJ, Peleyeju O, Pepke-Zaba J, Polwarth G, Price L, Sabroe I, Schreiber BE, Sheares K, Taboada D, Thompson AAR, Toshner MR, Wanjiku I, Wort SJ, Yorke J, Condliffe R.

EmPHasis-10 health-related quality of life score predicts outcomes in patients with idiopathic and connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension: results from a UK multicentre study. Eur Respir J. 2020 Jul 6:2000124

Albani S, Biondi F, Stolfo D, Lo Giudice F, Sinagra G. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH): what do we know about it? A comprehensive review of the literature. J Cardiovasc Med 2019 Apr;20(4):159-168

De Scordilli M, Pinamonti B, Albani S, Gregorio C, Barbati G, Daneluzzi C, Korcova R, Perkan A, Fabris E, Geri P, Biolo M, Lo Giudice F, Confalonieri M, Sinagra G. Reliability of noninvasive hemodynamic assessment with Doppler echocardiography: comparison with the invasive evaluation.

J Cardiovasc Med 2019 Oct;20(10):682-690

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