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Last updated: 4 May 2020
- Cardiac CT/MRI
- General cardiology
Dr Ludman is a Consultant Cardiologist with experience in all areas of cardiology. His sub-specialty interests include heart failure, cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle) and advanced cardiovascular imaging (MRI, CT and echocardiography).
He qualified from University of Wales College of Medicine in 2002 before pursuing post graduate training in London. Dr Ludman won the prestigious European Society of Cardiology Young Investigator award in 2010 and was awarded a MD research degree from the University College London in 2011. Dr Ludman undertook specialty training in Cardiology at the London Chest and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals as well as an international fellowship in Lausanne, Switzerland. He was also the Pan-London Heart Failure Fellow at The Royal Brompton Hospital, a pan-London fellow in cardiovascular CT and trained in cardiovascular MRI at The Heart, Great Ormond Street, The London Chest and The Royal Brompton Hospital’s.
Dr Ludman has been involved in the development of national clinical guidelines and remains actively involved in a number of research studies. In addition to a number of research papers, he has written book chapters and textbooks in the fields of heart failure and advanced imaging techniques and teaches the students attending the University of Exeter and Peninsula medical schools.
Dr Ludman is currently an elected member of the British Cardiovascular Society Council.
He sees patients for all problems that may be related to the heart, including chest pain, palpitations, breathlessness, high blood pressure and reducing the risk of future heart problems.
Areas of interest
Heart failure;cardiomyopathy;cardiac imaging;chest pain;breathlessness;palpitations;loss of consciousness;cardiovascular risk;heart valve disease;cardiac MRI;cardiac CT;echocardiography;cardio-oncology;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Clinical Lead for Cardiology
Clinical Lead for Heart Failure
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Acute heart failure, chronic heart failure, cardiac imaging,
Cycling, skiing, hill walking, cycling, watching rugby with my 2 boys.
Laing Buisson award 2019 for Heart2Heart project in collaboration with HospiceCare
ESC Young Investigator Award in Clinical Science Winner 2010
Royal Society of Medicine, Cardiology President’s Prize Finalist 2010
British Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, Oral presentation finalist 2010
British Junior Cardiologists Association Award, Finalist 2007
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Conversational
Dr Ludman has published extensively in leading medical and cardiology journals. He has written and contributed to a number of book chapters and textbooks. He has contributed to the development of local and national clinical guidelines (NICE).
Courses offered to GPs
Dr Ludman regularly gives educational talks both locally and nationally on a variety of subjects.
Reference number 6045301
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Joint Specialty Committee for Cardiology Royal College of Physicians 2020
- Education Committee Representative British Cardiovascular Society 2020
- Council Member British Cardiovascular Society 2020
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians
British Cardiovascular Society
British Society of Heart Failure
British Heart Valve Society
British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
European Society of Cardiology
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