Dr Amanda Varnava is a leading cardiologist and a highly experienced consultant based in London. In addition to managing patients with chest pain, palpitations, and hypertension, Dr Varnava offers specialist services for patients with inherited heart problems (cardiomyopathies, channelopathies and sudden cardiac death), athletes requiring cardiac sports screening, and heart disease in pregnancy. Dr Varnava established the Inherited Cardiac Conditions specialist clinic at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare Trust and leads the Pregnancy and Heart Disease Service at Watford General Hospital. She is an expert in sports cardiology and one of the few national experts in this field. Dr Varnava sees many athletes (both professional and amateur) and is the cardiologist to a number of professional football teams including Arsenal, Watford, and Fulham FC.
Dr Varnava qualified from Oxford University and then St Bartholomew's Hospital with triple honours. She then undertook specialist cardiology training at some of the leading cardiac centres in the UK, including St George's Hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital, and The London Chest Hospital. Dr Varnava took up her consiltant post in 2005. She has a very active research programme and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. Dr Varnava's research into inherited cardiac conditions is published in leading cardiology journals, and she regularly speaks at national and international conferences.
Dr Varnava runs a paediatric screening service at St Mary's Hospital and sees patients from 12 years onwards in her private practice.