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Telephone: 01942 244 000

Dr V J Karthikeyan

Dr V J Karthikeyan 
Consultant Cardiologist
 

Qualifications:
MBBS MD FRCP (LONDON) FESC
 

 

Speciality Areas:

  • Interventional Cardiology
    • Coronary Angiography
    •  Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (Angioplasty)
  • General Cardiology
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Failure
Contact Details:

 
Miss Helen Finney (secretary): 01942 822989 (T) / 01942 778825 (F)
Email: Helen.R.Finney@wwl.nhs.uk
 

Clinic Access Times:


Tuesday AM and Thursday AM (Leigh Infirmary)

Background:


Dr V J Karthikeyan is a consultant cardiologist, specialising in interventional cardiology. His other areas of interest include high blood pressure (including high blood pressure in pregnancy), lipid disorders, preventative cardiology, atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease and heart failure.

On completion of his general medical training and a higher research degree in cardiovascular medicine in the West Midlands, he underwent a structured training programme in cardiology in the Mersey Deanery, including high intensity sub-specialty training in percutaneous coronary intervention and then worked as a consultant in North Wales (North Wales Cardiac Centre, Rhyl).

He was involved in developing services such as introducing the Primary PCI programme to the population of North Wales and has made a significant contribution to the expansion of research in cardiovascular medicine as well as the introduction of clinical governance and risk management policies in the cath labs.

Dr Karthikeyan has been actively contributing to cardiology training all through his career as a consultant.

He joined WWL as a consultant cardiologist in 2017 and has led research in the Division of Medicine.