Christopher Duke

Dr. Christopher Duke Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist

Years of Experience : 20

Nationality : United Kingdom

Languages Known : English, Urdu

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Dr. Duke has extensive experience treating children and adults with congenital heart disease. He has been a Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist for more than 20 years. Before joining Burjeel Medical City, he was a consultant at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi. Dr. Duke’s areas of expertise include pediatric electrophysiology, pediatric cardiac catheterization and intervention, interventional procedures in adults with congenital heart disease, and adult structural heart disease intervention. He has extensive experience treating children with dizziness, loss of consciousness, palpitations, or family history of sudden death. His practice includes radiofrequency ablation of tachycardia and pacemaker implantation and monitoring in children. He has pioneered various interventional procedures in the UAE, including ductal stenting, complex pulmonary artery stenting, transcatheter valve implantation, and hybrid surgical procedures.  

Research & Publications

  • Duke C, Harvey CJ, Kudumula V, Roberts EV, Shebani SO. Cardiac Catheterisation and Intervention on ECMO. Intech Open Access Books, 2016
  • Duke C, Qureshi SA. Aortic Coarctation and Recoarctation – to stent or not to stent ? Journal of Interventional Cardiology 14(3):283-298, June 2001
  • Duke C, Rosenthal E. Sudden death caused by cardiac sarcoidosis in childhood. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 3(9):939-42, Sep 2002
  • Duke C, Rosenthal E, Qureshi SA. The efficacy and safety of stent redilation in congenital heart disease. Heart 89(8):905-12, Aug 2003
  • Duke C, Stuart G, Simpson JM. Ventricular tachycardia secondary to prolongation of the QT interval in a fetus with autoimmune mediated congenital complete heart block. Cardiol Young 15(3):319-21, June 2005
  • Mullen MJ, Hildick-Smith D, De Giovanni JV, Duke C, Hillis WS, Morrison WL, Jux C, BioSTAR Evaluation STudy (BEST): a prospective, multicenter, phase I clinical trial to evaluate the feasibility, efficacy and safety of the BioSTAR bioabsorbable septal repair implant for the closure of atrial-level shunts. Circulation 114(18):1962-7, Oct 2006
  • Shebani SO, Ng GA, Stafford P, Duke C. Radiofrequency ablation on veno-arterial extracorporeal life support in treatment of very sick infants with incessant tachymyopathy. Europace 17(4):622-7, Apr 2015

Education & Training

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), 2007
  • CCST Specialist Registration (Paediatric Cardiology), 2002
  • British Society of Echocardiography Accreditation (Paediatrics), 2000
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (Paediatrics), 1996
  • Bachelor in Medicine & Bachelor in Surgery (MB ChB) Clare College, Cambridge University and Liverpool University Medical School, 1990