Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini - RB&HH Education

Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini

Consultant general and interventional cardiologist
Specialises in treating women with heart disease, spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), aortopathy, HIV and cardiac disease.

Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini is a consultant general and interventional cardiologist treating both private and NHS patients at Royal Brompton Hospital. 

She graduated from Imperial College London and completed her general medicine and cardiology training in London. She obtained a British Heart Foundation (BHF) grant, and the renowned ‘Rare Diseases Fellowship’ from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), allowing her to run a research programme and complete her PhD.

Clinical expertise

Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini is a consultant cardiologist with main sub specialist interest areas in treating women with heart disease and runs one of the only specialist SCAD clinics in the UK, being one of the only UK experts within this field. She has an extensive background in leading the UK SCAD registry and the phenotyping study that she continues to contribute to.

In addition, she also has set up the only combined cardiology-HIV clinical services in London. She is also an interventional cardiologist who performs complex PCI cases and partakes in a busy primary PCI service. 

She has specialist expertise in cardiac CT, cardiac MRI, cardiac angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention, transthoracic echocardiography and fractional flow reserve.

Research interests

Dr Al-Hussaini has recently set up studies exploring the potential use of remote monitoring and biosensors in monitoring COVID-19 patients in the community and in other chronic diseases. 

She works alongside international partners and collaborators for further research, including the European Society of Cardiology. 

As well as her clinical background, she has been undertaking an MSc Global Health Economics and Policy in collaboration with the London School of Economics and conducting projects on efficacies of health care systems.


Dr Al-Hussaini has an extensive background in teaching and training in both the UK and abroad. She has worked with, and represented, the Royal College of Physicians in training and teaching cardiologists in west Africa.