Dr Javed Akhtar


DTMH, MRCPI (Dublin), FRCP (Lon), FRCP (Ed)

GMC number: 2363862

Practising since: 1980



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Dr Javed Akhtar became Consultant Cardiologist in 1989 and joined as Consultant Cardiologist at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals in 2004.

Dr Akhtar is Lead for Pacemaker Implantation Service at BHR NHS trust which he has established and implants approximately 150 pacemakers every year.

The heart failure service at Queen’s Hospital, Romford and community heart failure service at King George’s Hospital, Redbridge are run under his supervision.

Dr Akhtar is a Senior Cardiologist and has a long range of interest and extensive experience in all the major fields of Cardiology. He is in-charge of the cardiology training programme at Queen’s Hospital for the Specialist Registrars (trainees to become cardiologist), junior doctors and cardiac physiologists. He is also training supervisor for MSc and Diploma in Cardiology.

Dr Akhtar has been heavily involved in the British Heart Foundation programme related to coronary artery disease.

Other interests

Dr Akhtar continues to give talks and interviews on various Asian TV channels. His interviews have been relayed live on BBC international radio programmes on topics related to the heart. He was interviewed for an hour on Phoenix radio as to how to investigate palpitations and what do they mean for lay people.

Dr Akhtar has written protocols for the BHR university hospitals NHS Trust for various topics including:

  • Managing atrial fibrillation          
  • Managing acute heart failure        
  • Managing Syncope (fainting episodes)             
  • Evidence Based Drugs for heart failure

Personal interests

Dr Akhtar is married with 4 sons, 3 of them are doctors in their early training period and fourth son is studying medicine. His main hobby is reading books on history, philosophies, revolutions, current affairs and biographies of great people.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Javed Akhtar at Nuffield Health

  • Echocardiogram
  • Angiography
  • Event monitor
  • Cardiac catheterisation (coronary angiogram)
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

Locations Dr Javed Akhtar works with

Related experience


Dr Akhtar's main interest was intravascular volume status during heat stroke while a member of academic staff at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He led the university team for four years conducting original research on hydration status during heat stroke and how much fluid and how fast it should be given to patients. This included heart catheterisation in field circumstances during Hajj Pilgrimage when hundreds of pilgrims were afflicted with heat stroke. Until that time IV fluid was given rapidly with the view that fluid should be replaced very fast however his observation prior to this research was that patients were dying in pulmonary oedema due to fast IV fluid replacement. His research papers have been cited and indexed in peer reviewed journals and it has changed the practice in replacing fluid in patients with heat stroke.


  • British Medical Association
  • European Heart Failure Association
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Lon)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Ed)
  • Member of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (Dublin)
  • British Cardiovascular Society

Other posts held

  • Lead for Cardiology, Queen's Hospital, Essex, BHR NHS Trust.
  • Consultant Cardiologist, Community Heart Failure Service, St George’s Hospital, Redbridge.
  • Clinical Lead for Cardiology, King George's Hospital, Redbridge
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary Hospital (University of London)

Insurers Dr Javed Akhtar works with

Dr Javed Akhtar works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Dr Javed Akhtar does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Javed Akhtar does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Javed Akhtar does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.