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- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
Dr Smith is a consultant cardiologist having worked at Morriston Hospital since 2006. He trained in Southampton, London, South Wales and Paris. He investigates and treats patients who have symptoms of chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations and blackouts. Dr Smith specialises in treating angina, heart attacks and valvular heart disease. Dr Smith performs coronary angiography and angioplasty including complex angioplasty such as chronic total occlusions, laser and rotational atherectomy.
In addition he performs "key-hole" valve replacement (transcatheter aortic valve implantation - TAVI) for people with heart valve disease. As well as teaching operators around the world how to perform TAVI, he has helped establish Morriston Hospital as a European centre of excellence. He also works for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as an expert advisor in the management of heart attacks and is an elected member of the council of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS).
Areas of interest
Management of angina and heart attacks; management of heart valve disease; Transcatheter Aortic Valve implantation (TAVI); Intravascular ultrasound; Pressure wire measurement; Chronic total occlusion angioplasty; Radial access angioplasty; Rotational atherectomy angioplasty
Current NHS consultant posts held
Regional Cardiac Centre
Management of heart attacks
Acute coronary syndromes
Aortic valve disease
National Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) Bronze award
NICE clinical guidance 167 - the acute management of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction
One-Year Clinical Outcomes of the Hybrid CTO Revascularization Strategy After Hospital Discharge: A Subanalysis of the Multicenter RECHARGE Registry. Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2017 Nov 15.
Fully Transradial Versus Transfemoral Approach for Percutaneous Intervention of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions Applying the Hybrid Algorithm: Insights From RECHARGE Registry. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions 10(9): e005255 · September 2017
Balloon-Assisted Tracking Use Reduces Radial Artery Access Failure in an Experienced Radial Center and is Feasible During Primary PCI for STEMI. J Invasive Cardiol 2017;29(7):219-224
Characterisation of clot microstructure properties in stable coronary artery disease. Open Heart 2017;0:e000562. doi:10.1136/ openhrt-2016-000562.
Towards a Contemporary, Comprehensive Scoring System for Determining Technical Outcomes of Hybrid Percutaneous Chronic Total Occlusion Treatment: The RECHARGE Score. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2017 May 4. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27092
Increased morbidity, mortality and length of in-hospital stay for patients with acute coronary syndrome with pre-morbid psychiatric diagnoses. Int J Cardiol 2017; 01; 067.
The Hybrid Algorithm for Treating Chronic Total Occlusions in Europe. The RECHARGE Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol 2016;68:1958–70
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- Bachelor of Medicine University of Southampton 1993
- Doctor of Medicine Univesrity of London 2005
- Fellow of Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians of London 2010
Reference number 4022859
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology, 2005
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
British Cardiovascular Society
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
British Society of Echocardiography
European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervention
- Sancta Maria HospitalFfynone RoadSwansea
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 01792 479040
- Spire Cardiff Hospital, CF23 8XL
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 029 2073 5515
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