Dr David Smith



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Specialises in

  • General cardiology
  • Interventional cardiology

About me

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

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Procedures completed

  • K6513

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

    Spire Cardiff Hospital (1-5)

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