Dr Zarrin Shaikh
Lifestyle Cardiology Ltd

Zarrin completed her medical degree from the University of Nottingham in 2001. She gained a phenomenal breadth of clinical experience in general medicine before specialising in Cardiology. In 2008, she successfully obtained a grant from the British Heart Foundation that enabled her to study the role of intracardiac shunting of blood in obstructive sleep apnoea. She was subsequently awarded a PhD from Imperial College London in 2012. Her PhD research sparked an interest in the relationship of sleep with cardiac health. She then underwent comprehensive training in all aspects of Cardiology with a focus on cardiac imaging, specifically echocardiography and cardiac MRI. She currently works as a Cardiology Consultant at Wexham Park Hospital and is lead for cardiac imaging and cardiac education.

Over the 18 years of her clinical work she has witnessed her patients getting younger and sicker. She strongly believes that our busy, modern, stressful and sleep-deprived lifestyles are to blame. She is now passionate about focusing on these very issues to prevent and reverse heart disease. As her earlier research interest was in Sleep Medicine, this will play a key part, however all aspects of lifestyle will be addressed. She is determined to spread this powerful message so that we are all empowered to lead longer, healthier and happier lives.

Sleep Show Presentation

Friday 15th March 2019

Time 12:40-13:10pm

"The Cardiac Benefits of Good Sleep"

Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. Zarrin will outline the cardiac issues resulting from poor sleep and provide a roadmap for improving cardiac health through simple lifestyle changes.