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- Cardiac CT/MRI
- General cardiology
Qualifications: MBBS FRCP (London) FRCPE (Edinburgh)
Year of first medical qualification: 1989
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of Royal College of London
Fellow of Royal College of Edinburgh
• British Cardiovascular Society
• British Society of Heart Failure
• British Nuclear Cardiology Society
• British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging
• European Society of Cardiology
• British Medical Association
Practising as Consultant Cardiologist , Consultant with Special interest in Heart Failure and Cardiac imaging
Private Practice Contact details:
• Cobham Clinic: Luton and Dunstable Hospital, LU4 0DZ
Telephone: 01582 497393
Secretary: Mrs Jane Benson
• Spire Harpenden Hospital : Ambrose Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4BP
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Kumar is passionate in providing a patient centered, cost effective, comprehensive and holistic cardiac assessment. He graduated and completed post-graduation in General Medicine in South Indian state of Tamil Nadu and migrated to United Kingdom for higher training in Cardiology during 1998. Over the past 20 years he is practicing cardiology
He has championed multiple service developments that include Heart failure service development in secondary and primary care, lead for myocardial perfusion imaging a way of functional assessment towards revascularisation, specialist heart failure clinics and most recently Cardiac CT service at Luton and Dunstable Hospital through joint working with Radiology.
He is regularly involved in teaching and training junior doctors, nursing and other staff as well as keen to give lectures at Patient support group meetings. He is a qualified advance life support instructor and has special non clinical interest in promotion of safeguarding vulnerable adults. He has shown keen interest in multicentre researches as co-investigator, audits (clinical and non-clinical) guideline development and pathway writing.
Dr Kumar loves sports and plays cricket. He is a member of South Bedfordshire doctors’ cricket team and L&D Hospital Consultant team.
He believes in bringing people together through social gathering.
He serves as an Eucharistic Minister at his local church.
Areas of interest
General cardiology, Ischaemic heart disease/ angina; Primary and secondary prevention assessments; Medical management of arrhythmias; atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention;Heart Failure, assessment and management, selection of patients for advance therapy including patients for special pacemakers(CRT) or ICD or combination device, referrals to heart transplantation; Diagnosis and management of Valvular Heart disease, Cardiomyopathy , Refractory Hypertension; Cardiac complications secondary to Chemotherapy and Immunotherap;Surgical risk assessment of cardiac events in patients going for non-cardiac surgery
Investigations offered: Blood tests, ECG, Exercise treadmill, Echocardiography, tilt test, 24hrs ambulatory ECG and Blood pressure monitoring, cardiac event recorders; non-invasive Cardiac imaging of both anatomical (cardiac CT) and functional ( Myocardial Functional Imaging) Cardiac MRI.
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