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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
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.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist, City Hospital, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham. Specialises in South Asian coronary artery disease, refractory angina, angioplasty, stenting, advanced pacing for heart failure.
refer Pubmed. Over 40 peer reviewed cited papers to date.
Courses offered to GPs
National central cardiac audit database percutaneous coronary intervnetion outcomes significantly lower than expected major adverse cardiac outcomes for population treated.
- BSC (Hons), MBBS, MD, FRCP University of London 1992
- Interventional fellow Toronto General Hospital 2002
Reference number 3667309
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST, 2003
Affiliations / memberships
British Cardiac Society, British Cardiology Intervention Society, British Society of Heart Failure, Fellow Royal College Physicians
- BMI The Priory Hospital, B5 7UG
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 07701 089533
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