Dr Daniel Augustine: Cardiology
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Dr Daniel Augustine

Cardiology

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Specialises in

  • Reporting of echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography

About me

Professional
Dr Dan Augustine is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal United Hospital Bath and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Bristol Heart Institute. Dan is the current national guideline lead for the British Society of Echocardiography. He specialises in cardiovascular imaging and is one of a few cardiologists in the UK accredited in advanced heart ultrasound scans (echocardiography) and cardiac MRI. In addition to imaging, Dan also specialises in invasive cardiology (diagnostic coronary angiography and pulmonary hypertension).

General cardiology
Dan is the author and editor of national and international cardiology textbooks. This in combination with his role as national guideline lead for the British Society of Echocardiography means that he stays up-to-date with contemporary practice, using the latest evidence and guidelines. This allows Dan to give a modern and expert opinion on a wide range of cardiological presentations including:

Chest pain
Breathlessness
Heart murmurs, valve disease
Heart risk factor management (such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure)
Heart rhythm symptoms (palpitations, atrial fibrillation)
Episodes of altered consciousness (blackouts or near blackouts)

Cardiology subspecialty

Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Dan has rare accreditation in both advanced echocardiography (transthoracic echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography) and cardiac MRI. Dan is proficient in all aspects of modern echocardiography, including 3D echocardiography. Dan also has expertise in stress echocardiography and has lead on the introduction of the exercise stress echocardiography service in Bath. He has co-lead on the implementation of the cardiac MRI service in Bath.

Coronary Angiography /Pulmonary Hypertension
Dan undertakes diagnostic coronary angiography and is also a member of the regional pulmonary hypertension team, a joint collaboration with the Royal Free Hospital, London. As part of the pulmonary hypertension service, Dan undertakes invasive left and right heart cardiac catheters, helping to manage and treat patients with high pressures in their lung arteries.

Sports and exercise medicine
Dan specialises in Sports Cardiology and exercise prescription. Having expertise in exercise physiology and cardiac imaging is fundamental to this. Dan is very happy to help those with cardiac disease (for example following heart attacks or patients with hypertension; heart failure or diabetes) and to prescribe an exercise plan to improve the underlying condition whilst gaining all of the benefits of better exercise capacity.

Education
Dan has completed the certificate of medical education and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has authored and edited cardiology textbooks and the success of these have led to Dan being commissioned by Oxford University Press to author further cardiology textbooks aimed to help European cardiology trainees through cardiology training on their way to becoming future consultants.

Awards
1.Highly commended by British Medical Association for textbook Echocardiography, British Medical Association book awards 2014
2.Highly commended by British Medical Association for textbook 'MCQs for the cardiology KBA', British Medical Association book awards 2015

Research
Dan is the cardiology research lead at the RUH Bath. He has undertaken a research fellowship at the John Radcliffe hospital & University of Oxford and was awarded his MD in 2014. His research interests include the use of novel biomarkers for the assessment of cardiac disease and specialized techniques to improve cardiovascular imaging. He has extensive peer reviewed research publications. Dan has been part of the team to see cardiovascular research increase rapidly at the RUH since 2014. He has led on the implementation of the cardiology departments first academic national portfolio study and hopes in the future to develop local research links with primary care and the University of Bath.

Areas of interest

Cardiac imaging (echocardiography and cardiac MRI); Valvular heart disease;
Heart failure; hypertension; chest pain assessment; angiography; sports cardiology; exercise prescription; right heart catheterisation; palpitations.

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Procedures completed

  • K6513

    Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/contrast radiology) - (1-5)

  • 64302

    Transoesophageal echocardiography (including reporting) (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

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