Lead by the distinguished consultant cardiologist Dr Gherardo Finocchiaro, this service extends beyond the traditional boundaries of medical practice. Leveraging his deep clinical expertise and innovative research, Dr Gherardo Finocchiaro has helped to shape contemporary understanding of cardiovascular health, particularly in the context of athletic performance. His cardiology service is characterised by an unwavering commitment to patient care, a scientific approach to diagnosis and treatment, and a dedication to advancing medical knowledge through ongoing research. This makes him a preferred choice for patients seeking comprehensive, state-of-the-art cardiology care.

Our cardiology examinations include:


Cardiovascular screening

The importance of cardiovascular screening is vital in determining the ideal type and intensity of your cardio exercise regimen. Utilising the same sophisticated testing techniques as those used for professional athletes, our experts carry out an initial ECG (electrocardiogram) to assess cardiac activity during physical exertion – a critical factor in determining your maximum exercise potential.

Under the guidance of Dr Gherardo Finocchiaro, our team is equipped to assist both recreational and professional athletes dealing with a range of heart conditions, such as cardiac arrhythmias, coronary heart disease, myocarditis, and cardiac insufficiency, among others.

Beyond creating an appropriate exercise schedule, our commitment extends to providing support to our patients during physically demanding events such as marathons and high-altitude expeditions.

Whether you are an athlete with optimal heart health, an individual managing high-blood pressure, or an active person dealing with a heart condition, we provide ‘best in class’ tailored care and treatment, attuned to your unique needs.

Meet the Expert

Dr Gherardo Finocchiaro

Dr Gherardo Finocchiaro is a consultant cardiologist and honorary senior lecturer at St George’s University Hospital and Consultant Cardiologist at Lanserhof at The Arts Club.

Dr Finocchiaro has clinical interests and expertise in preventive cardiology, sports cardiology, and inherited heart conditions. He deals with the many aspects of cardiology, including hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease. He is part of the nucleus of the European section of Sports Cardiology and Exercise.

He has also contributed to international projects that have shaped education in preventive cardiology, and he is course director of the MSc degree in Sports Cardiology, which was launched in 2016 at St George’s University of London. To date he has been credited with more than 100 publications in peer reviewed medical journals, and numerous presentations in national and international conferences.

Dr Finocchiaro is also consultant to Cardiac Risk in the Young (a charitable organisation that annually screens more than 30,000 young individuals for heart disease).

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