Consultants

Dr Spiros Zidros

Consultant Cardiologist

Qualifications

MD MSc

Year Qualified

2006

GMC Number

7318111

Main NHS Base

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

Member Of

  • British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • British Society of Echocardiography
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology
  • European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation

Scope of Practice

  • Chest Pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • High Blood Pressure

Areas of Expertise

  • Valve disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Hypertension
  • Arrhythmias
  • Transthoracic echocardiography
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Cardiac CT

Training & Background

Dr Spiros Zidros was born and brought up on Thassos, a small Greek island in Northern Greece and went to the local high school. He qualified from the Democritus University Medical School in 2006. He then served the Greek Army and completed his general medical training in Greece.

He moved to the UK in 2012 for his specialty training in cardiology. He trained in several district and tertiary hospitals such as Salford Royal Hospital in Manchester and Northwick Park Hospital in North West London. The last 2 years of his training were spent in leading hospital such as King’s College Hospital and Bart’s Heart Centre in London where he sub specialised in advanced echocardiography, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI.

In February 2019, Dr Zidros was appointed cardiology consultant at Bedford and Royal Papworth Hospitals. He is leading the imaging service at Bedford Hospital and performs advanced echocardiography lists at Royal Papworth Hospital.

His special interests in general adult cardiology include investigation of symptoms such as chest pains, breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness and faints. Also longer term management of chronic heart conditions such as coronary artery disease, heart valve diseases, cardiomyopathies, high blood pressure and heart failure.

His special interests in non invasive imaging include transthoracic echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography, stress echocardiography (both exercise and pharmacological) and cardiac CT and cardiac MRI.