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Dr Ian Purcell

Cardiology

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Specialises in

  • General cardiology
  • Interventional cardiology

About me

I am a consultant interventional cardiologist at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. I was appointed to this post in 2002. I held the post of Clinical Director of cardiothoracic medicine in Newcastle Hospitals from 2007-18. I graduated from the University of Edinburgh School of Medicine MB ChB with honours in 1990 after gaining a first class honours BSc in Medical Sciences. I then trained in medicine and cardiology in Edinburgh, Newcastle and London. I was a British Heart Foundation Research Fellow at the National Heart and Lung Institute and was awarded an MD by Imperial College. I am an experienced cardiologist with interest in all aspects of general cardiology and sub-speciality expertise in coronary intervention.

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Adult patients; Chest pain; Angina; Interventional cardiology (angiography, angioplasty and stents); Hypertension (high blood pressure); Heart failure; Valvular heart disease; Dyspnoea (shortness of breath); Palpitations; Loss of consciousness; Cardiomyopathy; Trans-catheter septal reduction.

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