During the coronavirus pandemic, Professor Lobo is aware that many patients have concerns about hypertension, their medications and the risk of COVID-19. As such there are two things to be aware of:
2. Please be aware that ALL insurers are currently covering as usual for remote consultations and Professor Lobos continues to run virtual clinics by telephone to provide ongoing care for his patients whilst also contributing to the NHS frontline at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. It may be possible to also have video calls.
Professor Melvin Lobo is a pioneering cardiovascular physician and clinical hypertension specialist, based in London. He is renowned for his work as a specialist in all forms of blood pressure disorders, and has been involved in a number of key clinical studies of device-based therapies for these conditions. He is an internationally recognised specialist in hypotension (low blood pressure) and highly variable BP disorders and circulatory conditions including PoTS and fainting disorders. His group has been involved in novel treatments (some first in man) to help patients with these diagnoses. To assist with the diagnosis and management of complex circulatory conditions, he set up the Barts Autonomic Laboratory in 2012 staffed with experts in neurophysiology and haemodynamics.
Professor Lobo is director of the renowned Bart's Blood Pressure Clinic in London, which has been recognised as a Hypertension Centre of Excellence by the European Society of Hypertension. The centre has become the premier UK centre for trials of device-based therapy of hypertension. He is a specialist advisor to NICE on interventional therapy of hypertension, and has authored UK and European guidance on renal denervation. Dr Lobo is an NHS Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine at Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and has contributed to a number of peer-reviewed articles for medical journals and medical textbooks.