Dr Guy Haywood

MA BChir(Camb) MD FRCP

Dr Guy Haywood established the complex electrophysiology service at the South West Cardiothoracic Centre, Plymouth in 2004. He trained in the UK gaining a 1st class degree at Cambridge and Distinction in finals at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. His further research at St George’s Hospital London and Stanford University, California resulted in his MD degree.

He has a special interest in the treatment of atrial fibrillation having successfully performed over 750 atrial fibrillation ablations and led the European Hybrid AF ablation group which published the largest experience of ablation in this specialist field earlier this year (2020). He performs catheter ablation , pacing and ICD implants and percutaneous coronary intervention.

Dr Haywood is actively involved in arrhythmia research and the commercial development of new ablation catheters. He has patented new techniques in the field of heart rhythm treatment and has served on steering/endpoint, and data safety monitoring committees for major BHF and NIHR trials. He has been closely involved in the training of many of the Consultant Cardioloigsts in the South West and previously acted as training program director for the South West UK.

Charity work has included the Executive Committee of the Arrhythmia Alliance as well as South West heart rhythm charities. It was via the Heartswell charity that he led the first phase of the project that ultimately resulted in the Peninsula Heart Clinic being established in Plymouth.

Visit Dr Haywood’s personal website here: www.guyhaywood.co.uk

Declaration

Dr Haywood has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in Peninsula Heart Clinic or any company owned by the Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare.
Dr Haywood has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in equipment used at Peninsula Heart Clinic or any Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare facility.

Dr James Cole

Dr James Cole is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

He supports Peninsula Heart Clinic with general anaesthesia services.

 

Declaration

Dr Cole has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in Peninsula Heart Clinic or any company owned by the Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare.
Dr Cole has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in equipment used at Peninsula Heart Clinic or any Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare facility.

Dr Peter Murphy

Dr Peter Murphy is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

He supports Peninsula Heart Clinic with general anaesthesia services.

 

Declaration

Dr Murphy has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in Peninsula Heart Clinic or any company owned by the Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare.
Dr Murphy has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in equipment used at Peninsula Heart Clinic or any Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare facility.

Dr Ryan Moran

Dr Ryan Moran is a Consultant Cardiologist at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

He specialises in interventional cardiology and was appointed as a consultant in 2018.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) 2004
MBBS 2006
MRCP 2011
European Exam in General Cardiology 2015

Declaration

Dr Moran has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in Peninsula Heart Clinic or any company owned by the Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare.
Dr Moran has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in equipment used at Peninsula Heart Clinic or any Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare facility.

Dr Girish Viswanathan

MBBS, MD, Dip N.B (Gen Med), MRCP (UK), PhD (UK), PhD (UK)

Dr Girish Viswanathan is a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in coronary artery disease intervention. He was appointed as a Consultant in 2014 at the South West Cardiothoracic Centre, Derriford Hospital, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP), Plymouth, UK.

Dr Viswanathan graduated in 1997 from India with subsequent post-graduate training in internal medicine from Madras Medical College and Medical University in 2001. He then joined the Manchester deanery where he underwent further medical training receiving his MRCP (UK) and higher speciality training in cardiology (CCT) from Wales in 2012. He also undertook an advanced coronary intervention fellowship at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital before being appointed at UHP.

His areas of expertise include the treatment of simple and complex coronary artery disease, coronary physiology, intra coronary imaging including IVUS and OCT, coronary chronic total occlusions, and cardiovascular risk factor management.  He has performed over 900 coronary interventions at Derriford hospital since being appointed with nationally published lower than expected mortality rates and complications. His cases are regularly shown at international meetings to aid teaching and as examples of best practice.

Dr Viswanathan is currently the Clinical Director for Cardiology Services at UHP and steers a variety of committees including being lead for the South West Regional Cardiac Network.  He is also responsible for data quality and submissions of National audits – the cardiology department at UHP is the only centre in the South West to achieve the 72 hour target for treating patients admitted with acute coronary syndromes and continues to have the best survival figures in the whole region.

He regularly teaches medical and dental students attached to Plymouth University and supervises Cardiac Physiology students and Physician associates. He also trains junior doctors for the MRCP examinations as well as senior cardiology trainees wishing to specialise in coronary intervention.

Declaration

Dr Viswanathan has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in Peninsula Heart Clinic or any company owned by the Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare.
Dr Viswanathan has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in equipment used at Peninsula Heart Clinic or any Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare facility.

Dr Venkatesan Suresh

MBBS, MRCP, MD

I completed my undergraduate training and initial cardiology training in India and was awarded MRCP London in 1998. After intense postgraduate training in general and interventional cardiology in South-West of England, I obtained my Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

My research was very important and was on stem cells contributing the healing of heart muscle after a heart attack in Wythenshawe, Manchester. I was awarded MD by the University of Manchester in 2008.

I have been practicing as a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at University Hospitals Plymouth in 2009 and perform high volume angioplasties and Transcatheter Aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures with an excellent outcome.

I am currently a member of British Cardiac Interventional Society (BCIS), British Cardiac Society (BCS) and Fellow of Royal College of Physicians London (FRCP).

Areas of expertise:
General Cardiology
Coronary Angioplasty
Transcatheter Aortic valve implantation
Pacemaker Implantation

Declaration

Dr Suresh has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in Peninsula Heart Clinic or any company owned by the Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare.
Dr Suresh has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in equipment used at Peninsula Heart Clinic or any Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare facility.

Dr David Sarkar

Qualifications

BSc, MBBS University of London, FRCP, PhD
CCST Cardiology 2003

GMC
3546624

Current position
Consultant Cardiologist
South West Cardiothoracic Centre
Plymouth
PL6 8DH

Appointed in 2004 after completing my training at St George’s hospital, London.

Clinical Interests
I have performed over 5000 diagnostic coronary angiograms and graft studies including arterial conduits. I have performed over 2000 PCI procedures (angioplasty) including pressure wire studies, rotablation, shockwave, intravascular ultrasound and OCT, all with good outcomes. I insert permanent pacemakers and have experience of congenital heart disease as well as managing a wide range of general cardiology conditions.

Awards and Research
Distinctions in Medicine, Surgery, O&G, Pharmacology, Pathology
1991 University of London Gold Medal
1997 British Heart Foundation PhD Fellowship
1999 Young Investigator Award (British Hypertension Society)

I have published in many major journals and have been the Principal Investigator (PI) on several multicentre trials. Currently I am recruiting to the Orion IV study

I have a number of appointments supporting medical education locally and nationally including the Royal College of Physicians Specialty Advisory Committee, BCIS Training and Education Group (TEG) and the cardiology teaching lead for the Plymouth University Peninsula Medical School.

Declaration
Dr Sarkar has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in Peninsula Heart Clinic or any company owned by the Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare.
Dr Sarkar has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in equipment used at Peninsula Heart Clinic or any Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare facility.

Dr Sivasankar Sangaraju

Dr Shankar Sangaraju has been a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust since July 2016. After graduating from prestigious Christian Medical College, Vellore, he undertook postgraduate medical training in various NHS hospitals across the UK. Cardiology training was obtained in the South West Peninsula deanery, sub-specialising in percutaneous coronary intervention/stenting and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI).

Dr Sangaraju sees patients with general cardiology problems including chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, heart valve problems, hypertension and heart failure. His sub-speciality expertise is in management of coronary artery disease, performing coronary intervention and stenting via radial (wrist) artery and treatment of aortic valve disease including TAVI. He undertakes coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty and stent insertion, pressure wire measurements, intracoronary imaging, complex coronary interventions and TAVI procedures with excellent outcomes.

As the Lead for Clinical Governance in Cardiology, he has a special interest in quality and safety in patient care. He is a member of the British Cardiovascular Society, British Cardiovascular Intervention Society and Royal College of Physicians.

He has presented at National and International conferences, published original research and maintains active interest in continuing professional development and cardiac research.

Declaration

Dr Sangaraju has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in Peninsula Heart Clinic or any company owned by the Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare.
Dr Sangaraju has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in equipment used at Peninsula Heart Clinic or any Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare facility.

Dr Edward Davies

MBBS, BSC, MRCP(Lond), MD

Dr Davies is a Consultant Cardiologist at University Hospitals Plymouth. He completed his training in London and the Southwest. After completing his doctorate in the field of atrial fibrillation, he went on to become the clinical lead of the devices and heart failure services in Plymouth.

He is a safe and effective operator, comfortable with the implant of all device types (>300 per year, including pacemakers, ICDs, cardiac resynchronisation therapy, loop recorders). He holds full European Heart Rhythm Society accreditation.

Keen to drive innovation, he regularly contributes to national and international studies on a wide range of subjects.

He regularly sees patients with all aspects of cardiological conditions including palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath and dizziness / blackouts in both the NHS and private setting

Special interests

Atrial Fibrillation, Pacemakers, Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy, ICDs, Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy, Blackouts, Syncope.

Declaration

Dr Davies has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in Peninsula Heart Clinic or any company owned by the Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare.
Dr Davies has declared that he does not hold a share or financial interest in equipment used at Peninsula Heart Clinic or any Trust or Regent’s Park Healthcare facility.

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