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Last updated: 26 May 2020
- Interventional cardiology
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Dr Elliot Smith has been a Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Health NHS Trust and Royal Free Hospitals Foundation Trust since 2008. He qualified as a doctor in 1994 from Guys and St Thomas’s, and trained in Cardiology at the Manchester Heart Centre and the London Chest Hospital. He manages patients with all aspects of heart disease including blood pressure, heart rhythm disturbance, heart failure and chest pains.
His main specialist expertise is in the investigation and the management of coronary artery disease. He is an interventional cardiologist with expertise in minimally invasive procedures including coronary angioplasty and stenting. He has a particular interest in complex techniques including rotational atherectomy and treating challenging longstanding artery blockages (chronic total occlusions – ‘CTOs’). He leads the complex coronary angioplasty / CTO programme at Barts.
Dr Elliot Smith is actively involved in research into new minimally invasive technologies, CTO treatment, and advancing the management of heart attacks. He is also committed to teaching and training. He is Director of Training for Interventional Cardiology at Barts and a director of the Barts Interventional Group (BIG). He has developed simulator training programmes and courses for future specialists, and regularly participates in live case demonstrations to colleagues nationally and internationally. He is an International trainer (proctor) for complex angioplasty procedures.
Areas of interest
Chest pain, Angina, Coronary artery disease
Coronary angioplasty and stenting; Chronic occlusion angioplasty; Rotational atherectomy; Trans radial coronary interventions
Hypertension; Valvular heart disease; Arrhythmia; Palpitations; Heart failure
Current NHS consultant posts held
Barts Health NHS Trust
Royal Free Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chronic Total Occlusion Angioplasty
Percutaneous Haemodynamic Suport
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Simulator Training in interventional cardiology
Football, Tennis, Cricket, Cycling
5 Clinical Excellence awards
Pavlidis AN, Jones DA, Sirker A, Mathur A, Smith EJ. Reducing radiation in chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary interventions. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2015 Apr 7.
Pavlidis AN, Jones DA, Sirker A, Mathur A, Smith EJ. Prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury after percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total coronary occlusions. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Mar 15;115(6):844-51.
Smith EJ, Di Mario C, Spratt JC, Hanratty CG, de Silva R, Lindsay AC, Grantham JA. Subintimal TRAnscatheter Withdrawal (STRAW) of hematomas compressing the distal true lumen: a novel technique to facilitate distal reentry during recanalization of chronic total occlusion (CTO).
J Invasive Cardiol. 2015 Jan;27(1):E1-4.
Jones DA et al. Contemporary Analysis of Incidence and Outcomes of Stent Thrombosis Presenting as ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction in a Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Cohort. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Sep
Smith EJ, Strange JW, Hanratty CG, Walsh SJ, Spratt JC. Percutaneous intervention for chronic total occlusion: integrating strategies to address an unmet need.Heart. 2013 Oct;99(20):1471-430
Jones DA et al. Clinical outcomes after myocardial revascularization according to operator training status: cohort study of 22 697 patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Eur Heart J. 2013 May 14.
Jones DA et al. Safety and feasibility of hospital discharge 2 days following primary percutaneous intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Heart. 2012 Dec;98(23):1722-7.
JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Apr;5(4):380-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2012.01.012.
Jones DA, Weerackody R, Rathod K, Behar J, Gallagher S, Knight CJ, Kapur A, Jain AK, Rothman MT, Thompson CA, Mathur A, Wragg A, Smith EJ. Successful recanalization of chronic total occlusions is associated with improved long-term survival. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Apr;5(4):380-8
Jones DA, Mathur A, Smith EJ. Percutaneous treatment of a chronic total occlusion for ST segment elevation myocardial infarction: an alternative in the case of early graft failure. Heart. 2011 Sep;97(18):1536
Smith EJ, Reitan O, Keeble T, Dixon K, Rothman MT. A first-in-man study of the Reitan catheter pump for circulatory support in patients undergoing high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Jun 1;73(7):859-65.
Courses offered to GPs
Contemporary management of coronary artery disease
Recent developments in the management of hypertension
Management of the Breathless Patient
Syncope: When to think Cardiac
New approaches to Valvular Heart disease
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- BSc University College London 1991
- BM BS Guys and St Thomas's Hospitals 1994
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians London 1997
- MD Queen Mary University of London 2007
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2015
Reference number 4117771
Affiliations / memberships
British Cardiovascular Society
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
Royal College of Physicians
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