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Dr Alex Simms 06050846

Cardiology

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  • Structural/Heart failure

About me

Dr Simms was appointed a Consultant Cardiologist in Leeds in 2014 with expertise in the management and care of patients with heart failure, including implantation of biventricular pacing and defibrillator therapy. He is also an integral part of the Regional Leeds inherited cardiovascular conditions service and the Leeds Regional Combined Cardiology and Obstetrics service, with expertise in the management of patients with rare inherited cardiac conditions and women with heart disease in pregnancy.

Dr Simms qualified in Medicine from Leeds in 2002 and completed his MD research from the University of Leeds in 2012. During his specialist training he undertook clinical fellowship posts at The Cardiomyopathy Unit, Heart Hospital, London and The Advanced Heart Failure Unit, Wythenshawe, Manchester.

Dr Simms has published several peer reviewed research articles and remains active in clinical research particularly in heart failure and inherited cardiovascular conditions.

Dr Simms believes strongly in patient choice, partnership and informed decision making.

Areas of interest

Adults from 16 years plus; heart failure; left ventricular dysfunction; heart failure with preserved ejection fraction; chest pain; angina; coronary artery disease; cardiac screening; inherited cardiovascular conditions (screening and management of conditions); genetic heart conditions; ICC; heart disease in pregnancy; investigation of cardiac symptoms in pregnancy; arrhythmias; heart rhythm disturbance; palpitations; syncope (passing out, loss of consciousness); assessment for pacemakers; pacemaker implantation and management; complex pacing device implantation and management; cardiac resynchronisation therapy; biventricular pacing, implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation and management; ICD implantation and management; atrial fibrillation; general cardiology; primary prevention; secondary prevention; Cardiac amyloidosis

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