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Alex Pitcher is a Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital. He assesses, and where necessary monitors, people with concerns about the heart or blood vessels, and people with a family history of heart or blood vessels problems.
He seeks to address both the condition itself, and also the understandable worries and concerns that patients have about their condition. He can undertake or arrange heart scans and other heart procedures where needed.
He qualified from Oxford University, and undertook postgraduate training in Oxford, Cambridge and London.
He is particularly interested in diseases of the major blood vessels, including the pulmonary arteries and the aorta, and he undertakes research and teaching nationally and internationally on Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and other diseases affecting the aorta.
Areas of interest
Family history of heart problems; Palpitations; Blackouts and dizzy spells; Chest pain; Breathlessness; High cholesterol; Concerns about Statins; Blood pressure issues (hypertension); Driving with heart disease; Heart murmurs; Blood clots (pulmonary embolism); Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, Pulmonary Hypertension; Chronic Thrombo-embolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
Current NHS consultant posts held
John Radcliffe Hospital
- BMBCh Oxford University 2002
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2005
- DPhil Oxford University 2014
Reference number 6055370
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology, 2017
- General (Internal) Medicine, 2017
Post treatment communication
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