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Dr Leonard M  ShapiroDr Leonard M Shapiro

Consultant Cardiologist

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Structural  intervention and valve disease..

Specialist Clinical Interests
Dr Shapiro has a special interest in structural heart disease. This includes establishing a Specialist Valve Service with a clinic on a Monday and a clinic for interventions in congenital heart disease.  He has a particular expertise in structural intervention performs TAVI, and closes holes in the heart (ASD/PFO) and paravalvular leaks  and the left atrial appendage as well as treating other valvular and congenital cardiac conditions.

Professional Profile
Dr Shapiro has diverse clinical interests and is the Medical Advisor to the Football Association, especially involved in screening footballers for heart disease. Dr Shapiro established a Nationwide Cardiac Screening Programme  to look for life threatening heart problems in young footballers to prevent the tragedy of sudden death. Dr Shapiro, in conjunction with the Medical Department of the Football Association and the Professional Footballers Association, has examined nearly 20,000 footballers in this ongoing project. Dr Shapiro has a special interest in the heart of athletes and has published widely on this subject.

Clinical Outcomes
To view Dr Shapiro's clinical outcomes, please click on this link. This will take you to the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society website which is not part of the Papworth Hospital website.

Education and Training
Dr Shapiro graduated with Honours from the University of Manchester in 1976, having previously gained a 1st Class Honours Degree in Medical Biochemistry. Dr Shapiro undertook a research degree (MD) in diabetic Heart Disease that was completed in 1981. Dr Shapiro had post-graduate training in London at the Hammersmith Hospital and then the Brompton Hospital before completely his training at the National Heart Hospital. He was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge in 1988.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

Recent and Important Publications
Cardiac Remote Ischemic Preconditioning in Coronary Stenting (CRISP Stent) Study: a prospective, randomized control trial. Hoole SP, Heck PM, Sharples L, Khan SN, Duehmke R, Densem CG, Clarke SC, Shapiro LM, Schofield PM, O'Sullivan M, Dutka DP. Circulation. 2009 Feb 17;119(6):820-7

Amplatzer device closure of atrial septal defects in mature adults: analysis of 76 cases. Hildick-Smith DJ, O'Sullivan M, Wisbey CR, Mackay JH, Lee EM, Shapiro LM. Heart. 2004 Mar;90(3):334-5.

Results of Prevention of REStenosis with Tranilast and its Outcomes (PRESTO) trial. Holmes DR Jr, Savage M, LaBlanche JM, Grip L, Serruys PW, Fitzgerald P, Fischman D, Goldberg S, Brinker JA, Zeiher AM, Shapiro LM ETAL Circulation. 2002 Sep 3;106(10):1243-50.

Echocardiographic differentiation of pathological and physiological left ventricular hypertrophy. Hildick-Smith DJ, Shapiro LM. Heart. 2001 Jun;85(6):615-9.

Risk management in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Grace AA, Brady PA, Shapiro LM. Lancet. 2001 Feb 10;357(9254):407-8.

Coronary flow reserve improves after aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis: an adenosine transthoracic echocardiography study. Hildick-Smith DJ, Shapiro LM. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2000 Nov 15;36(6):1889-96.
Exercise prescription in cardiac disease. Speed CA, Shapiro LM. Lancet. 2000 Oct 7;356(9237):1208-10. No abstract available.

Comparison of central venous and inferior vena caval pressures. Walsh JT, Hildick-Smith DJ, Newell SA, Lowe MD, Satchithananda DK, Shapiro LM. Am J Cardiol. 2000 Feb 15;85(4):518-20, A11.

Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure in mitral stenosis accurately reflects mean left atrial pressure but overestimates transmitral gradient. Hildick-Smith DJ, Walsh JT, Shapiro LM. Am J Cardiol. 2000 Feb 15;85(4):512-5, A11.

Balloon mitral valvuloplasty in the elderly. Hildick-Smith DJ, Shapiro LM. Heart. 2000 Apr;83(4):374-5.


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