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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Complex Devices
- General cardiology
Dr Mark Robert Hargreaves MD FRCP is a Consultant Cardiologist and Physician with over 23 years of experience. He qualified from the University of Dundee 1982 (MB ChB), and completed post graduate training in Cardiology in London, Oxford and as an international fellow in Canada (Edmonton). He is a fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and European Cardiac Society. He has specialist accreditation in the management of heart failure and cardiac rhythm abnormalities, including complex device therapy (CCDS). His clinical interests include the investigation and management of patients with shortness of breath, chest pain or palpitations. He will review patients at short notice in a dedicated weekly clinic at the Highfield Hospital, Rochdale. In addition, he has an established weekly diagnostic ECG (electrical heart tracing) and echocardiography (ultrasound scan of the heart) service and is happy to review patients both with and without referral letters.
His private practice is based at both the Highfield Hospital (Rochdale) and the Alexandra Hospital (Cheadle). His NHS practice is based at the Pennine Acute Hospital group, Greater Manchester.
He is registered as an accredited specialist with the GMC (2580632), and is indemnified with the MDU (351890).
Appointments with Dr Hargreaves can be made via the BMI The Highfield Hospital, Manchester Road, Rochdale: Tel: 01706 655121. His PA (Yvonne Clarke) may be contacted on 0161 7783074 or 07977115106.
Areas of interest
General adult cardiology. Investigating a wide profile of symptoms including; exertional chest pain, palpitations and shortness of breath.
Dr Hargreaves has a specialist interest in the management of cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal beatings of the heart) and pacemaker therapy for slow heart beats and heart failure. Dr Hargreaves also provides investigation and manages advice for coronary artery disease.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist at Pennine Acute NHS Trust. Based at Fairfield Hospital.
Pumping Marvellous Award 2019 (Heart Failure Charity, patient nominated/voted).
Unsworth J, Zaidi A, Hargreaves M R. Increased late complex device infections are determined by cardiac resynchronisation therapy-defibrillator infection. Submitted for publication.
Chapman M, Hargreaves M, Scheider H, Royle M. Bidirectional ventricular tachycardia associated with digoxin toxicity and with normal digoxin levels. Heart Rhythm 2014; 11(7): 1222-1225.
Dawes J, Hargreaves MR. Outcome and complications following diagnostic cardiac catheterisation in the very elderly. The British Journal of Cardiology 2014; 21: 37.
Channon KM, Hargreaves MR, Gardner M, Ormerod OJM. Non-invasive beat-to-beat arterial blood pressure measurement during VVI and DDD pacing. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 1997; 20: 25-33
Hargreaves MR, Channon KM, Cripps TR, Gardner M, Ormerod OJM. Comparison of DDD and VVIR pacing modes in the elderly: a double-blind crossover study. British Heart Journal 1995; 74: 397-402.
Hargreaves MR, Firoozan S, Forfar, JC. Prescription of low-dose aspirin in patients referred with chest pain to a cardiology clinic. British Medical Journal 1995; 310:777
Hargreaves MR, Doulalis A, Ormerod OJM. Early complications following dual chamber pacemaker insertion: the 10-year experience of a regional pacing centre. European Journal of Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology European Journal of Clinical Pacing and Electrophysiology 1995; 5: 133-138.
Hargreaves MR, Benson MK. Effect of inhaled sodium cromoglycate on ACE inhibitor cough. Lancet 1995; 345:13-16.
Channon K, Hargreaves MR, Gardner M and Ormerod OJM. Double-blind crossover comparison of dual chamber (DDD) and single chamber (VVI) pacing in the elderly. Q. J. Med. 1994; 87:245-257.
Hargreaves MR, Ravi K, Kappagoda, CT. Bradykinin stimulates respiration in rabbits: an investigation in spontaneously breathing and ventilated rabbits. Journal of Physiology 1993; 468: 501-513.
Hargreaves MR, Ravi K, Kappagoda CT. Bradykinin stimulates the rapidly adapting receptors of the airways in rabbits. Clinical Science 1992; 83: 399-407.
Hargreaves MR, Ravi K, Kappagoda CT. Responses of slowly and rapidly adapting receptors in the airways of rabbits to changes in the Starling forces. Journal of Physiology 1991; 432: 81-97.
- MD University of Dundee 1992
- Fellow of European Society of Cardiology ESC 2000
- Certfied Cardiac Device Specialist American Heart Association 2008
Reference number 2580632
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology, 1995
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr M Hargreaves 07941329361