Sayan Sen, MD
Hammersmith Hospital, London
Dr Sayan Sen is an internationally recognised Interventional Cardiologist based at the Hammersmith Hospital, London. His clinical expertise encompasses both general and interventional cardiology. Dr Sen's research interests involve both first-in-man and larger multi-centre clinical trials. His research has been published in the leading medical journals and has changed clinical practice around the world. Dr Sen leads the Imperial NHS Trust Cardiology Service for Central and West London. He routinely performs CT coronary angiography, complex coronary angioplasty, pacemaker insertion and TAVI. He is recognised as an expert in this field and is often invited to perform these procedures in hospitals around the world or as a ‘live’ case operator to international conferences. Dr Sen's academic interests are dedicated to improving patient care. As such, they include the development and validation of new diagnostic tools, determining how study design can influence the clinical use of competing therapies and the development and application of tools that permit a more patient-centred approach to therapy. One of the themes of his research is to determine which patients should be treated with stents. His PhD introduced and developed a new technique of stenosis evaluation (the instantaneous wave-free ratio, iFR). This index has been globally adopted by physicians to help guide how they treat patients with coronary artery disease. He currently leads a PhD programme examining coronary haemodynamics in patients with valve disease.