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I am trained in the management patients with all types of cardiomyopathy and inherited cardiac conditions with a specialist interest in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Cardiac MRI. I am also trained in Sports Cardiology, specifically the management of heart disease in athletes and athletic screening.
Areas of interest
Cardiomyopathy; Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; Dilated Cardiomyopathy; Assessment of the athletes heart; Cardiac MRI; Sports Cardiology
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist specialising in Cardiomyopathies, Sports Cardiology and Cardiac MRI
•Treatment of Obstruction in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; Alcohol Septal Ablation (ASA), surgical myectomy and direct radiofrequency ablation.
•Sports Cardiology including: Differentiation of the athlete’s heart from Cardiomyopathy, management of athletes with heart conditions.
•Exercise in hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
•Genetic basis of cardiac disease including the 100,000 Genome Project.
•Use of 3D printing to guide personalised structural intervention in Cardiology.
My family are very important to me, most of my spare time is spent with them. I try to practice what I preach and exercise as much as possible.
Miles Frost Fund British Heart Foundation grant - to improve patient access to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy care 2018.
Imperial College London National heart and Lung Institute Best clinical abstract 2013.
British Cardiac Intervention Society Young Investigator award finalist 2014.
Ethics of palliative care - Undergraduate award University of Liverpool.
I have published mainly in the field of heart muscle disease, this includes 2 textbook chapters, 11 review articles, 15 original research papers, 28 abstracts and 16 case reports/series. These can be accessed via pubmed or ResearchGate.
Recent selected publications include:
Exercise restrictions in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; time to let the shackles off?
British Journal of Cardiology April 2020
Liao Y, Redfern J, Somauroo J, Cooper R
•New developments in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Robert M Cooper, Claire Raphael, Max Liebregts, Josef Veselka; The Canadian Journal of Cardiology Jul 2017
•Non-surgical septal reduction therapy in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Cooper RM, Stables RH; Heart. 2017 Sep 7.
•Intervention in HCM; Patient selection, procedural approach and emerging techniques in alcohol septal ablation; R M Cooper, A Shahzad, R H Stables; Echo Research and Practice March 2015 2:R25-R35
•Radiofrequency ablation of the interventricular septum to treat outflow tract gradients in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: A novel use of CARTOsound technology to guide ablation; R M Cooper, S Modi, A Shahzad, J Hasleton, J DiGiovanni, M Hall, D Todd, R H Stables; Europace 18(1):113-120 · January 2016
•Computed Tomography angiography planning identifies the target vessel for optimum infarct location and improves clinical outcome in alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy; R M Cooper, S Binukrishnan, A Shahzad, J Hasleton, U Sigwart, R H Stables; Eurointervention 12(18) · November 2016
•Outcome of Alcohol Septal Ablation in Mildly Symptomatic Patients With Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study Based on the Euro-Alcohol Septal Ablation Registry; Veselka J, Faber L, Liebregts M, Cooper R M, Januska J, Krejci J, Bartel T, Dabrowski M, Hansen PR, Almaas VM, Seggewiss H, Horstkotte D, Adlova R, Bundgaard H, Ten Berg J, Stables RH, Jensen MK; Journal of the American Heart Association 2017 May 16;6(5)
•Mechanisms of myocardial ischaemia in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; Claire E Raphael, R M Cooper, H Parker, J Collinson, V Vassilou, A Ali, D Pennell, R DeSilva, LYueh Hsu, A M Greve, S Nijjer, C Broyd, J Keegan, J Davies, A Hughes, A Arai, M Frennaux, R H Stables, C DiMario, S K Prasad; Journal of the American College of Cardiology 68(15) · October 2016
Courses offered to GPs
North West Inherited Cardiac Conditions Study day - septal reduction in HCM
Management of LVOT obstruction in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Cardiac Fabrys disease
3D printing to personalise intervention in cardiology
Whats new in HCM?
- MBChB Undergraduate degree University of Liverpool 2005
- MRCP Membership of the Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians of London 2008
- PhD Doctor of Philosophy - care of patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Imperial College London 2017
- Clinical fellow in Cardiomyopathy Royal Brompton Hospital London 2015
- Clinical fellow in advanced Cardiac MRI Royal Brompton Hospital London 2015
Reference number 6115028
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Medical Council, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
•Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions
•European Cardiovascular Imaging Society
•British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
•British Society for Cardiovascular Imaging
•British Society of Echocardiography
•British Cardiac Society
•Royal College of Physicians
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- 13:00 - 17:00
- 0151 600 1457
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