- Not Fee assured
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- Imaging: nuclear cardiology
- Reporting of echocardiography
- Stress echocardiography
I am a Consultant Cardiologist at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff where I was appointed in 2008. My sub specialty interest is in cardiac imaging where the bulk of my work is in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. The University Hospital of Wales is a busy tertiary cardiac surgical centre and I have close links with the cardiac surgeons especially in the area of valvular heart disease.
I have a strong commitment to delivering high standards of care and am the clinical lead for quality and safety within the cardiothoracic unit at UHW.
I have a wide range of teaching commitments in both undergraduate and postgraduate education.
Areas of interest
My main area of interest is in echocardiography with specific interest in transoesphageal echo and dobutamine stress echo. I have a major involvement in the management of valvular heart disease but also many other aspects of general cardiology.
Current NHS consultant posts held
University Hospital of Wales , Heath Hospital and Llandough Hospital.
Most of my spare time is devoted to my family.
(Additional) Languages spoken
VGKC-complex antibody encephalitis.
Willis MD, Jones L, Vincent A, Wheeler R, O'Callaghan P, Hamandi K.
QJM. 2014 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print]
2. Mitral valve surgery plus concomitant atrial fibrillation ablation is superior to mitral valve surgery alone with an intensive rhythm control strategy.
von Oppell UO, Masani N, O'Callaghan P, Wheeler R, Dimitrakakis G, Schiffelers S.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 Apr;35(4):641-50. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2008.12.042. Epub 2009 Feb 23.
Heart. 2013 Jul;99(14):1066. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2013-303905. Epub 2013 Apr 18.
3.Hypoxia exacerbated by mechanical ventilation: when the trap door opens in severe right ventricular failure.
Margulescu AD1, Wheeler R, Leong FT.
4.The role of echocardiography in the management of atrial fibrillation.
Wheeler R, Masani ND.
Eur J Echocardiogr. 2011 Oct;12(10):i33-8. doi: 10.1093/ejechocard/jer124.
PMID: 21998467 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Select item 19889654
5. The role of echocardiography in guiding management in dilated cardiomyopathy.
Thomas DE, Wheeler R, Yousef ZR, Masani ND.
Eur J Echocardiogr. 2009 Dec;10(8):iii15-21. doi: 10.1093/ejechocard/jep158. Review.
PMID: 19889654 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Courses offered to GPs
None listed for GPs. Regular speaker on echocardiography for the British Society of Echocardiography.
Patient satisfaction surveys have been part of my revalidation in January 2014. Excellent feedback from all.
- MBChB University of Birmingham 1997
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 2013
Reference number 4400972
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Education Committee member British Society of Echocardiography 2008
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology, 2007
Affiliations / memberships
Medical Defence Union
British Society of Echocardiography
- Spire Cardiff Hospital, CF23 8XL
- 15:00 - 17:00
- 029 2073 5515
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Spire Cardiff Hospital will contact me if needed