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Denise Braganza: Consultant Cardiologist, Private Heart Specialist, Cambridge

Denise Braganza
Consultant Cardiologist, Private Heart Specialist, Cambridge: Denise Braganza

Denise Braganza is a Consultant Cardiologist at Papworth Clinic in Cambridge, providing heart treatment at the UK's largest cardiothoracic hospital. She practises general cardiology (rapid access chest pain assessment, palpitations, heart failure, cardiac assessment of renal transplantation candidates, murmurs and valvular heart disease), coronary intervention such as angioplasty. 


Dr Denise Braganza, born in Manchester, studied medicine at the University of Bristol, graduating in 1994. During her undergraduate years, she obtained a BSc in Biochemistry and later went on to undertake a further period of research into the role of statins in plaque composition, funded by a Medical Research Council Fellowship and was awarded a PhD for this work by the University of Cambridge in 2006.


She undertook postgraduate medical training initially in the South West of England before moving to Cambridgeshire for her SHO and registrar rotations. Following an interventional training fellowship at the Hôpital Europeén Georges Pompidou in Paris, Dr Braganza took up a Consultant position based jointly at Papworth and Peterborough Hospitals in 2008.


Cardiac services and heart surgery at Papworth Clinic in Cambridgeshire

Papworth Hospital provides cardiac services for all aspects of the diagnosis, management and treatment of heart conditions in adults.


Cardiac diagnostics

Papworth provides a range of diagnostic tests designed to assess the structure and function of the heart.



Papworth is one of the UK’s leading centres in coronary angiography, angioplasty and stenting, undertaking high volumes with a lower complication rate than other peer group hospitals. Papworth is one of the first centres in Europe to offer transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), a procedure for patients at high risk with aortic valve disease.


Electrophysiology and devices

Papworth is one of the UK’s leading centres for Electrophysiology (EP). This rapidly developing area uses the latest 3D mapping equipment and is the fastest growing cardiology service in Papworth, the UK and internationally.


Cardiac surgery

Papworth is one of the UK’s leading and largest specialist providers of cardiac surgery including Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), and is the UK’s largest valve repair/replacement centre.


Papworth Hospital cardiac treatment in the UK

Dr Braganza's clinical interests

Dr Braganza is dually accredited in General Medicine and in Cardiology and as such her work embraces general cardiology as well as sub-specialising in coronary intervention. She undertakes angioplasty procedures both radially and femorally.


Conditions treated:


  • Rapid access chest pain assessment

  • Palpitations

  • Heart failure

  • Cardiac assessment of renal transplantion candidates

  • Murmurs

  • Valvular heart disease


Areas covered for private cardiology and heart treatment in Cambridgeshire

Patients are referred from a wide region that includes:


  • Cambridge
  • London
  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Peterborough
  • Bedford
  • Saffron Walden
  • Newmarket
  • Huntingdon
  • Royston



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Papworth Clinic at Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Papworth Everard, Cambridge, CB23 3RE

Tel:  +44 (0) 1480 364 639

Email: privatepatientenquiries@papworth.nhs.uk
Web: www.papworthclinic.com 


Qualifications and memberships


  • 1991 BSc, Biochemistry, University of Bristol

  • 1994 MB ChB, University of Bristol

  • 1997 MRCP

  • 2006 PhD, University of Cambridge


Professional memberships


Places of work

Papworth Clinic at Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Papworth Everard, Cambridge, CB23 3RE

Tel:  +44 (0) 1480 364 639

Email: privatepatientenquiries@papworth.nhs.uk Web: www.papworthclinic.com