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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- General cardiology
Dr Jonathan Timperley MB ChB MRCP MD is a Consultant Cardiologist at Northampton General Hospital and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Dr Timperley is highly experienced in dealing with a range of cardiac disease including coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, arrhythmia, hypertension and cardiomyopathy. Dr Timperley also has a specific interest in aviation medicine. Dr Timperley regularly sees patients with a range of symptoms including chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath and blackouts.
Dr Timperley studied medicine at University of Leeds where he obtained MB ChB in 1994. During a 20 year service in the Royal Air Force, Dr Timperley underwent junior training posts and then undertook specialist training at The Royal Brompton Hospital in London, Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and 6 years at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. .
Dr Timperley became a consultant in the Defence Medical Services in 2007 and has deployed to recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was the Royal Air Force lead consultant cardiologist. In February 2008, Dr Timperley took up post as Consultant Cardiologist in the Northampton General Hospital where he is the lead cardiologist for the pacing and devices service. He is an expert in implantation of pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (including subcutaneous ICDs) and biventricular devices for the treatment of heart failure. He is also an expert in complex echocardiography including stress echo, contrast echo, transoesophageal echo and 3D echo.
Dr Timperley is an active member of the British Society Of Echocardiography, British Cardiovascular Society and Heart Rhythm UK.
Dr Timperley is an Authorised Medical Examiner for the UK Civil Aviation Authority and is a member of the Association of Aviation Medical Examiners.
Areas of interest
Heart failure; Echocardiography; Cardiac Devices; Aviation Medicine; Arrhythmias; Chest Pain
Current NHS consultant posts held
Dr Jonathan Timperley MB ChB MRCP MD is a Consultant Cardiologist at Northampton General Hospital and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Dr Timperley was awarded his research Doctorate in Medicine (MD) with commendation in 2007 from the University of Leeds for his research into the use of echocardiography for the diagnosis of heart disease
I am keen pilot and aviation enthusiast and within the scope of aviation medicine (as an Authorised Medical Examiner for the CAA) I always happy to be involved with aviation medical issues.
Timperley J et al “Semi-automatic boundary detection to improve reporting of regional left ventricular function” EJE 2006
Timperley J et al “Safety of contrast administration during dobutamine stress echocardiography: a single center experience” JASE 2005
Timperley J et al “Flecainide overdose. Support using an intra-aortic balloon pump.” BMC Emergency Medicine 2005
Timperley J et al “Safety of dobutamine stress real-time myocardial contrast echocardiography”. JACC 2005
Timperley J et al “Changes in intrathoracic impedance from a pneumothorax: insights from an implanted monitoring system”. PACE 2005
Timperley J et al “Isolated ventricular non-compaction and left ventricular thrombus” Echocardiography 2005
Timperley J et al “Heart within a heart: contrast 3D echocardiography imaging of a tricuspid valve blood cyst” Circulation 2004
Timperley J et al “Novel imaging techniques for the differentiation of a left ventricular mass” Heart 2004
Timperley J et al “Primary cardiac lymphoma” EJE 2003
Timperley J et al “Natural history of intramural hematoma of the descending thoracic aorta” AJC 2003
Timperley J et al “Intramural hematoma of the descending aorta” Circulation 2003
Timperley J et al “Contrast echocardiography for left ventricular opacification” Heart 2003
Timperley J et al “Quadricuspid aortic valves” Clinical Cardiology 2002
Timperley J et al “New antiplatelet agents and prosthetic heart valves” QJM 2002
Sadarmin PP, Timperley J "An unusual case of Butcher's Broom precipitating diabetic ketoacidosis" JEM 2013
Javier B, Timperley J et al“Objective quantification of global and regional left ventricular systolic function by endocardial tracking of contrast echocardiographic sequences” IJC 2008
Arnold R, Timperley J et al “Ventricular septal defect – an uncommon complication of myocardial infarction in the 21st century”. EJE 2008
Olszewski R, Timperley J et al “The clinical application of contrast echocardiography” EJE 2007
Mitchell ARJ, Timperley J et al“Acute thoracic aortic syndromes” Heart Online May 2007
Bhindi R, Timperley J et al“Mammoth interatrial septal aneurysm in the ICE age” Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007
Mitchell ARJ, Timperley J et al “Intracardiac echocardiography to guide myocardial biopsy of a primary cardiac tumour”. EJE 2007
- MB ChB Leeds University 1994
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 1998
- MD Leeds University 2006
- Certificate of Aviation Medicine Royal Air Force 1996
- Transoesophageal Echocardiography Accreditation British Society of Echocardiography 2005
- Authorised Medical Examiner Civil Aviation Authority (UK) 2012
Reference number 4151481
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Course Director Advanced Life Support Rescusitation Council UK 2005
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology and General (Internal) Medicine, 2007
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Echocardiography
British Cardiovascular Society
Heart Rhythm UK
Association of Aviation Medical Examiners
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- 01604 631571
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