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Dr Tometzki undertook extensive training in general paediatrics and neonatalogy before concentrating on Paediatric Cardiology. He trained in prestigious cardiac centres in the UK including Killingbeck Hospital Leeds, Yorkhill Hospital Glasgow, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh. He then undertook a sabbatical at The University of California, San Francisco in Paediatric & Foetal Cardiology with Professor Norman Silverman. He was appointed as Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist in Edinburgh in 1999 moving to Bristol later the same year.
Dr Tometzki is a Senior Paediatric Cardiologist at The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Bristol Congenital Heart Services have excellent results for both surgery and interventional cardiac catheterisation. Dr Tometzki is considered a regional expert accepting referrals from all over South West England and South Wales as well as further afield for his work in interventional cardiac catheterisation for congenital and structural heart disease.
Fetal cardiology is a very specialised area of congenital heart disease with two specialists based in Bristol covering the majority of the South West of England. Much of this work is undertaken via telemedicine allowing remote diagnosis and counselling of couples without the need to travel long distances. Dr Tometzki is also an accomplished echocardiographer (ultrasound examination of the heart) for all ages from foetus to adulthood. He accepts referrals of patients with heart murmurs, faints (syncope), palpitations as well as screening for inherited cardiac disease in childhood/adolescence such as cardiomyopathy.
Dr Tometzki is the Clinical Director of the SouthWales and South West Congenital Heart Disease Network and the Chair of the Clinical Reference Group NHSE for Congenital Heart Services.
Areas of interest
Paediatric Cardiology; Interventional cardiology; Fetal Cardiology
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Paediatric & Adult Congenital Cardiologist
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children & Bristol Heart Institute
University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Consultant Paediatric Cardiology Royal United Hospital & Torbay Hsopital
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Kenny D, Morgan GJ, Bentham JR et al. Early clinical experience with a modified amplatzer ductal occluder for transcatheter arterial duct occlusion in infants and small children. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013;82:534-540.
Seale, A. N., Carvalho, J. S., Gardiner, H. M., Mellander, M., Roughton, M., Simpson, J. Tometzki A. et al. (2012). Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection: impact of prenatal diagnosis. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 40(3), 310-318.
Chakrabarti S, Kenny D, Morgan GJ, Curtis S, Hamilton MC, Wilde P, Tometzki AJ, Turner MS, Martin RP. Balloon expandable stent implantation for native and recurrent coarctation of the aorta--prospective computed tomography assessment of stent integrity, aneurysm formation and stenosis relief. Heart. 2010;96:1212-1216.
Kenny D, Morgan G, Bajwa A, Farrow C, Parry A, Caputo M, Tometzki A, Martin R. Evolution of transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects in a single centre. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2009;73:568-575.
Forsey J, Kenny D, Morgan G, Hayes A, Turner M, Tometzki A, Martin R. Early clinical experience with the new Amplatzer Ductal Occluder II for closure of the persistent arterial duct. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2009;74:615-623.
Dua JS, Osborne NJ, Tometzki AJ, Martin RP. Axillary artery approach for balloon valvoplasty in young infants with severe aortic valve stenosis: medium-term results. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2006;68:929-935.
Holzer R, De Giovanni J, Walsh KP, Tometzki A, Goh TH, Hakim F, Zabal C, Suarez de Lezo J, Qi-Ling Cao, Hijazi Z M. Transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects using the amplatzer membranous VSD occluder: immediate and midterm results of an international registry. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2006;68:620-628.
Courses offered to GPs
Overview of Congenital Heart Disease
Management of murmurs in childhood
- MB ChB Sheffield University Medical School 1985
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 1991
Reference number 3070387
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chairman CRG for Congenital Heart Services NHSE 2020
- Clinical Director SWSW CHD Network NHSE South West Specialist Commissioning 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Paediatric Cardiology, 1998
Affiliations / memberships
British Congenital Cardiac Association
British Cardiovascular Society
Association of European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health
- Bristol Royal Hospital For Sick ChildrenUpper...
- 17:00 - 19:00
- 0117 342 8853
- Royal United Hospital, BA1 3NG
- 17:00 - 19:00
- 0117 342 8853
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr Andrew Tometzki 0117 230 2398
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: andytometzki