Dr Chetan Varma: Cardiology , General (internal) medicine

Dr Chetan Varma

Cardiology, General (internal) medicine


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Reporting of echocardiography

About me

Dr Varma is a Consultant Cardiologist and an expert in managing all types of heart related conditions. He has particular experience of managing those at higher risk of developing coronary artery disease and heart failure. He has specialist knowledge of refracting angina i.e. continuing chest pain despite medical therapy. He has performed many thousands of coronary interventions percutaneously and has nationally recognised excellent outcomes for this. Procedures are performed radially to maximise comfort for the patient. Dr Varma obtained a medical doctorate in the cardiomyopathy unit at St Georges Hospital, London. He wrote pioneering publications for advanced management of heart failure and pacing therapies.

Dr Chetan Varma qualified at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, University of London. He was awarded several undergraduate prizes. He then underwent training at the major London teaching hospitals of Royal Brompton, Hammersmith, St Thomas' and Royal Free. Cardiology training was then undertaken at the London centres of excellence: St George's, The Royal Brompton and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. He was awarded a one year fellowship at Toronto General Hospital as well as a British Heart Foundation Fellowship. He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer at University of Birmingham in 2003.

He has published original articles and editorials on all areas of clinical cardiology. He is currently Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Birmingaham and Clinical Director of Cardiology at Sandwell and City NHS hospitals, successfully leading an award winning team in reconfiguring services for patients.

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Procedures completed

  • 20110

    ECG (including reporting) - (5-50)

  • 20140

    24 hour ECG Holter (including reporting) - (5-50)

  • K6513

    Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/contrast radiology) - (1-5)

    BMI The Priory Hospital (1-5)

  • AA963

    Coronary angioplasty following angiography with fractional flow study on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - radial access - (1-5)

    BMI The Priory Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

    BMI The Priory Hospital (1-5)

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