Dr Sharad Agarwal did his Cardiology training at the Leeds General Infirmary and Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. He undertook research assessing various optical techniques to non-invasively assess the endothelial function and was awarded a M.D by the Newcastle University.

He subsequently did training fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology in Victoria, Canada and was appointed a consultant at Papworth in 2011.

He is interested in all aspects of Cardiac electrophysiology and performs ablations for cardiac arrhythmias and performs device implantations.


General Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Specialist Clinical Interests

Cardiac arrhythmias, Catheter ablation, Implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization

Research Interests

Endothelial function, Atrial fibrillation and cardiac resynchronization

Education and Training

M.B.B.S, M.D, M.R.C.P

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

Member of the Royal College of Physicians- Edinburgh.
Member of the General Medical Council (registration number: 5191127).
Member of the European Heart Rhythm Association

Recent and Important Publications

Ayou R, Agarwal S, Tang A, Sterns LD. A wide complex tachycardia with changing atrial activation sequence. PACE; 2011.

Sibal L, Agarwal SC, Home PD, Boger RH. The role of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) in endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular disease. Current Cardiology Reviews. 2010 ;6:82-90

Agarwal SC, Allen J, Murray A, Purcell IF. Comparative reproducibility of dermal microvascular blood flow changes in response to acetylcholine iontophoresis, hyperthermia and reactive hyperaemia. Physiol Meas. 2010 Jan;31(1):1-11

Agarwal SC, Pepper CB. Effect of amiodarone treatment on outcome after direct current cardioversion in atrial fibrillation: Should we cardiovert atrial fibrillation of longer duration. International Journal of Cardiology 2007 May 2;117(3):406-7

Agarwal SC, Sibal L, Pepper CB.  Anticoagulation after cardioversion of persistent atrial fibrillation. How long should we warfarinise for?  International  Journal of  Cardiology 2006 Jun 28;110(3):403-4.

Agarwal SC, Furniss SS, Forty J, Tynan M , Bourke JP.  Pacing to restore right ventricular contraction after surgical disconnection for arrhythmia control in right ventricular cardiomyopathy.  Pacing and Cardiac Electrophysiology 2005;28:1122-1126