Cardio Direct was formed in 2001 by Clare Addison and Lucia Amato. The business has grown from offering ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and 24 hour ECG monitoring to being a one-stop non-invasive cardiac investigation centre.
Meet the team:
Clare Addison: Director
Clare began her career working in clinical cardiology research first for Oxford University and then Imperial College. Clare then moved to The Royal Brompton Hospital where she managed a clinical research department specialising in hypertension and heart failure for 10 years.
Lucia Amato: Director
Lucia qualified from St. Bartholemew’s hospital in 1993 and went on to specialise in both acute cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation. Following this Lucia was supported by an educational grant to carry out an audit of the heart failure service at the Royal Brompton Hospital.
Clare and Lucia bring vast knowledge of medical practice and people to Cardio Direct which underpins the services and philosophy of the business.
Professor Andrew Coats: Director
M.A (Oxon) M.B. B. Chir. (Cantab.) D.M. (Oxon.), D.Sc. (Imperial), FRACP, FRCP, FESC, FACC, FAHA, FCSANZ, MBA (London Business School), FAICD
Andrew is a consultant cardiologist who trained in Oxford and Cambridge, prior to being appointed Viscount Royston Professor of Cardiology at Imperial College, London. Andrew has also served as Director of Cardiology at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London and Dean of Medicine and Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Sydney, Australia. Andrew has published over 500 research papers on hypertension, heart failure and cardiovascular disease management.
Dr. Rumyana Iskreva
Dr Iskreva specialised in General Medicine and Cardiology in Europe. She has widespread experience in non-invasive cardiology, in particular echocardiography. Dr Iskreva has the ALS qualification.
Justin O'Leary: Cardiac physiologist
Justin is the chief echocardiographer at the Heart Hospital, University College London. Justin specialises in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and also has a weekly session at Great Ormond Street Hospital providing a echocardiography service for young children.
Justin has many years experience in the cardiac screening of cardiomyopathies, as well as general cardiology.
With Justin's background in sports physiology he is also a specialist in athlete screening.
Mr Toby Richards MD FRCS
Mr Richards is a Consultant and Senior Lecturer at UCH. Mr Richards specialises in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Trained in Oxford he undertook fellowships at Nottingham, a pioneering centre specialising in Endovascular Aneurym Repair (EVAR), and also Melbourne, Australia where he trained in advanced EVAR and angiography. Mr Richards is one of the first surgeons in the UK to be able to offer both open and endovascular options to patients with vascular disease.
Cardio Direct has a network of consultant cardiologists and cardiac technicians who work for the clinic when required. This support enables us to deliver a comprehensive and efficient service, meeting the requirements of our clients.