Dr Derek Chin: Cardiology

Dr Derek Chin


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About me

Tertiary cardiologist with interest in echocardiography. Practice in imaging, device and drug therapy for arrhythmia and heart failure, myocardial ischaemia assessment, cardiomyopathy, pericardial and valvular heart disease. Chief Examiner of the Inaugural UK Transoesophageal Echocardiography Examination of the British Society of Echocardiogaphy. Part of the team that introduced TAVI to the UK in 2007.

1. British Cardiovascular Society conference 2014: The little old lady’s heart – assessing the patient with low gradient severe aortic stenosis
2. SunEcho conference, Cape Town, 2014: 3D echo, Stress echo, TAVI echo, Mitral valve disease, Prosthetic valve assessment.
3. St George’s Hospital Transoesophageal Echocardiography Course, London 2003-2014: TOE in the catheterisation laboratory, TAVI, Balloon mitral valvuloplasty, New technology, Mitral regurgitation -anatomy & repair, Prosthetic endocarditis, Prosthesis normal & abnormal, Unusual cases, PFO closure.
4. Cardiorespiratory Care Undergraduate Induction Programme, Leicester 2014: Objectives, Cardiovascular history taking, Presenting complaints, Clinical examination, Cardiology cases, Quiz.
5. East Midlands Specialist Registrar Training Days, Leicester: Imaging 2014 - 3D and interventional echocardiograpy. Devices 2013 - Selection for device therapy.
6. Hammersmith Echocardiocardiology, London 2013-14: Intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography.
7. Focused Intensive Care Echocardiography, Leicester 2013-14: Common FICE pathologies and interesting cases. Hands-on teaching.
8. Cardiology Imaging Day 4, Royal Society of Medicine, London, 2013: Echocardiography for transcatheteri procedures & devices.
9. Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention 2013: The Edwards TAVI and the Watchman left atrial appendage occlusion procedures.

Areas of interest

Echocardiography (one-stop, stress, contrast, transoesophageal, interventional and intraoperative, echo for device programming); Valvular heart disease (device closure of defects, transcatheter valve implantation); Devices (pacemakers, loop recorders, defibrillators, resynchronisation for heart failure); Heart failure (cardiomyopathy, myocardial biopsy); Ischaemic heart disease (stress imaging, right and left heart catheterisation)

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Procedures completed

  • 64302

    Transoesophageal echocardiography (including reporting) (as sole procedure) - (5-50)

    Glenfield Hospital (1-5) Spire Leicester Hospital (1-5)

  • 20132

    Exercise or dobutamine stress echocardiography (including ECG and reporting) - (1-5)

  • K6010

    Cardiac pacemaker system introduced through vein (dual chamber) - (1-5)

    Glenfield Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

    Spire Leicester Hospital (1-5)

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