The Fresh Heart Project with Dr Zarrin Shaikh
Dr Zarrin Shaikh is a Consultant Cardiologist and a passionate advocate of the power of lifestyle medicine to prevent cardiovascular disease. She has spent over 18 years in the NHS after qualifying from the University of Nottingham in 2001.
In 2008, she successfully obtained a grant from the British Heart Foundation that enabled her to study the role of intracardiac shunting of blood in obstructive sleep apnoea. She was subsequently awarded a PhD from Imperial College London in 2012. Her PhD research sparked her interest in the relationship of sleep with cardiac health.
Following on from her PhD, she underwent comprehensive training in all aspects of Cardiology with a focus on cardiac imaging, specifically echocardiography and cardiac MRI.
Over the 18 years of her clinical work she has witnessed her patients getting younger and sicker. She strongly believes that our busy, modern, stressful and sleep-deprived lifestyles are to blame and that through addressing these factors, we can not only prevent but reverse cardiac disease.
She is committed to tackling the root causes of cardiac disease and has developed the Fresh Heart Project which aims to empower people to lead longer, happier and healthier lives.
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