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Dr Andrew Flett MBBS BSc(hons) MRCP MD(res) CCDS is a consultant cardiologist with a specialist interest in heart failure, advanced pacing and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging working at University Hospital Southampton. He also holds a weekly clinic and ward round at Lymington Hospital as a visiting cardiologist. He trained at St Georges Hospital Medical School and graduated in 2001. He worked as a junior doctor in the south of England before commencing cardiology training in the London Deanery. He undertook much of his training at The Heart Hospital which is part of University College London Hospital and is a national referral centre for heart muscle disease. During his heart failure training he specialised in advanced pacemaker/defibrillator therapy (acquiring the internationally recognised Certified Cardiac Device Specialist accreditation) and cardiomyopathy at the Heart Hospital.
Andrew Flett’s interests include general cardiology and permanent pacemaker implantation. His special interests include cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, cardiac resynchronisation therapy (a specialised form of pacemaker designed to improve heart function) and defibrillator implantation (a device to prevent sudden death). He is the elected chairman of the web committee for the international Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.
Areas of interest
Heart Failure; Cardiomyopathy; Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance; Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy; Implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy; General cardiology; Pacemakers; Valvular Heart Disease;
Current NHS consultant posts held
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
He was awarded a BHF clinical research training fellowship. His MD thesis was undertaken at UCL in Cardiac MRI during which he developed and validated a new method for the quantification of scarring in heart muscle. This led to two Young Investigator Awards. He has a strong research record in cardiovascular magnetic resonance and cardiomyopathy, with a number of high impact publications, book chapters and prizes. He has also been invited to give international talks in his area of research.
Outside work, he enjoys time with his wife and 2 sons, Harry and Oliver. He is a very keen league squash player.
British Heart Foundation Clinical Reasearch Training Fellowship 2008
Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Young Investigator Award 2010.
British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Young investigator award 2010
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Courses offered to GPs
Heart Failure update. Please contact me if you have other requirements - ECGs, general cardiology, imaging etc.
- B. Sc. University of London 1998
- MBBS University of London 2001
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2004
- MD (Res) University College London 2011
- Certified Cardiac Device Specialist International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST Cardiology, 2001
Affiliations / memberships
Membership of the Royal College Physicians (UK)
Member of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Member of the British Medical Association
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