Dr Robert McIntosh



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Last updated: 12 May 2020

Specialises in

  • Complex Devices
  • General cardiology
  • Interventional cardiology

About me

Dr McIntosh completed his medical degree in Scotland before undertaking specialist training in London, working at cardiac centres of excellence including Imperial College and The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust. Prior to his appointment as a UK consultant he completed two years of international fellowship training based in New Zealand.

Dr McIntosh specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease by angioplasty (stenting) and in the implantation of cardiac rhythm management devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. He holds a special interest in the management of heart failure and in the implantation of cardiac resynchronisation therapy to optimise cardiac contraction. He has pursued a number of research interests in these fields and was previously recognised as national ‘Scientific investigator of the Year,’ by the British Society of Echocardiography.

In his NHS practice Dr McIntosh is based at The Royal Derby Hospital where he leads the Cardiac Devices and Heart Failure Service. He also acts for the Heart Attack and Interventional Cardiology Service in Derbyshire, treating both emergencies and stable patients who have coronary artery disease.

Dr McIntosh is happy to see patients with all routine cardiac problems including those with chest pain, rhythm disorders, heart failure, heart valve disorders, faints, breathlessness or any other symptoms potentially relating to a cardiac complaint.

Personal Profile -

I moved to the East Midlands in 2015 and live in a village in the Peak District with my wife and three children. I have a son and non-identical twin girls.

In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors and walking in particular. I have previously spent time exploring the mountains of Scotland, Wales, the Alps and the Himalayas. I recently learnt to sail and am very keen to do more of this in future.

Areas of interest

Heart Failure; Coronary Artery Disease; Coronary Artery Angioplasty; Heart Rhythm Disorders; Pacemakers; Implantable Defibrillators; Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy; Faints and Blackouts; Hypertension; Employer's Healthchecks; Personal Healthchecks; Chest Pain; Palpitations; Ankle swelling and fluid retention; Inherited Cardiac Conditions; Hypercholesterolaemia; Cardiac Diagnostics; Remote Monitoring.

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Procedures completed

  • 20110

    ECG (including reporting) - (5-50)

  • 20142

    Insertion of implantable ECG loop recorder (including reporting) - (5-50)

    Royal Derby Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

    Royal Derby Hospital (1-5) Spire Nottingham Hospital (1-5)

  • 20130

    Exercise ECG (including base line 12 lead ECG and reporting) - (1-5)

  • X5020

    External cardioversion - (1-5)

    Royal Derby Hospital (1-5)

  • K6100

    Insertion of single chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) - (1-5)

    Spire Nottingham Hospital (1-5)

  • K6030

    Replacement of generator for intravenous cardiac pacemaker system (without lead change) - (1-5)

    Royal Derby Hospital (1-5)

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