Dr Densem qualified with honours from Liverpool Medical School having also acquired a first class degree in Anatomy and Human Biology. His Cardiology training took place in the North West of England, principally at the Wythenshawe Cardiothoracic Centre in Manchester. During this tenure he conducted research on the development of coronary artery disease within cardiac transplant recipients. Specialisation within interventional cardiology, principally balloon angioplasty and stent implantation, led him to complete his training in Vancouver, British Columbia between 2004 and 2006. This allowed exposure to truly state of the art minimal access techniques, for example, percutaneous aortic valve replacement.

Dr Densem was appointed to Royal Papworth Hospital in 2006. He has since been integral in setting up a number of clinical services including primary angioplasty for the treatment of heart attacks, TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation, a new heart valve implanted via the leg arteries), as well as leading dedicated teams for the treatment of aortic valve disease and some forms of cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease).

Specialist Clinical Interests

Interventional Cardiology, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation, Aortic Valve Disease Structural Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

Research Interests

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation, Drug Eluting Stents, Aortic Valve Disease, Coronary Artery Disease

Education and Training

B.Sc. (hons): 1991
MBChB: 1993
MRCP (UK): 1996
MD: 2003
CCST Cardiology: 2004

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

Member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK.
Member of the General Medical Council (registration number: 4019158).
Member of the British Medical Association
Member of the British Cardiovascular Society
Member of the British Cardiovascular Interventional Society

Clinical Outcomes

To view Dr Densem'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.

Recent and Important Publications

KleinAA, Webb ST, Tsui S, Sudarshan C, Shapiro L, Densem C. Transcatheter aortic valve insertion: anaesthetic implications of emerging new technology. British Journal of Anaesthesia 103 (6): 792–9 (2009)

Hoole SP, White PA, Heck PM, Khan SN, Densem CG, Clarke SC, Shapiro LM, Schofield PM, O'Sullivan M, Dutka DP.Primary coronary microvascular dysfunction and poor coronary collaterals predict post-percutaneous coronary intervention cardiac necrosis. Coron Artery Dis. 2009:20(4);253-9

Hoole SP, Khan SN, White PA, Heck PM, Kharbanda RK, Densem CG, Clarke SC, Shapiro LM, Schofield PM, O'Sullivan M, Dutka DP. Remote ischaemic pre-conditioning does not attenuate ischaemic left ventricular dysfunction in humans. Eur J Heart Fail. 2009 May;11(5):497-505

Stephen P. Hoole, Patrick M. Heck, Linda Sharples, Sadia N. Khan, Rudolf Duehmke, Cameron G. Densem, Sarah C. Clarke, Leonard M. Shapiro, Peter M. Schofield, Michael O'Sullivan, and David P. Dutka. Cardiac Remote Ischemic Preconditioning in Coronary Stenting (CRISP Stent) Study: A Prospective, Randomized Control Trial. Circulation, Feb 2009; 119: 820 - 827.

Jacqueline Saw, Cameron Densem, Simon Walsh, Percy Jokhi, Andrew Starovoytov, Rebecca Fox, Graham Wong, Christopher Buller, Donald Ricci, G. B. John Mancini, Anthony Fung. The Effects of Aspirin and Clopidogrel Response on Myonecrosis following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A BRIEF-PCI Substudy. JACC INTv 2008;1;654-659

Anthony Fung, Jackie Saw, Andrew Starovoytov, Cameron Densem, Percy Johki, Simon Walsh, Rebecca Fox, Karin Humphries, Eve Aymong, Donald Ricci, John Webb, Jaap Hamburger, Ronald Carere, Christopher Buller. Abbreviated Infusion of Intravenous Eptifibatide After Successful Non-emergent coronary Intervention: The BRIEF-PCI Randomized Trial. JACC 2009;53(10):846-8

Patrick A Calvert†*, Isma Rafiq*, Baris A Ozedmir*, William Watson†, Simon Hanson*, Stephen T Webb*, Bushra S Rana*, Evelyn M Lee*, John Dunning*, Rosemary A Rusk*, Andrew A Klein*, Catherine Sudarshan*, Steven Tsui*, Leonard M Shapiro*, Cameron G Densem*. Medium Term Longitudinal Follow up of All Patients Referred to a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Multi-Disciplinary Team. ACC 2010

Calvert PA, Ozdemir BA, Sudarshan C, Tsui S, Dunning J, Rafiq I, Watson W, Klein AA, Shapiro LM, Densem CG. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation for High Risk Aortic Valve Stenosis. A Viable Alternative to Conventional Surgery? SCTS meeting 2010