Consultant Profile

Dr Vinay Bhatia

Name:
Dr Vinay Bhatia BSc (Hons.), MBBS, MRCP, PhD
Practicing at:
Spire Alexandra Hospital, Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Specialties:
  • Cardiology
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Echocardiography
    • Hypertension
Special clinical interests:

Adult Cardiology

 

General Cardiology Interests:

  • First line investigations of palpitations.
  • Investigation of black-outs, collapse or fainting episodes.
  • Non-invasive and invasive investigation of chest discomfort and breathlessness.
  • Investigation and treatment of heart failure and heart valve disease.
  • Echocardiogram screening of inheritable heart diseases.


Main Specialties

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension
  • Palpitations
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Trans-oesophageal Echocardiography

 

Expert interests:

Echocardiographic imaging techniques (including TOE) in the diagnosis and management of ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, heart valve disease, palpitations, cryptogenic stroke and TIA.

Research interests:

Clinical research in cardiac imaging: Echocardiography & Stress Echocardiography

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Cardiologist Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
1994
 
Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Sharon Woodford
Private secretary telephone number:
01634 201551
Private secretary fax:
01634 317551
 
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia is the specialist Consultant Cardiologist in Tunbridge Wells with professional accreditation and specialist expertise in the technique of assessing heart function using the safest available technique of cardiac ultrasound (Echocardiography).

In addition, Dr Bhatia is the specialist Consultant Cardiologist in Tunbridge Wells who offers the technique of stress echocardiography that allows us to assess how well your heart functions during exercising. This technique is proven to be more sensitive and specific than the treadmill-based stress testing methods.

Dr Bhatia has played a pivotal role in the set up and running of the Spire Cardiology Service in Tunbridge Wells. He is the senior Cardiologist and main advisor for Service development.

Personal profile:

Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia is the specialist Consultant Cardiologist in Tunbridge Wells with professional accreditation and specialist experience in the technique of assessing heart function using the safest available technique of cardiac ultrasound (Echocardiography).

In addition, Dr Bhatia is the specialist Consultant Cardiologist in Tunbridge Wells who offers the technique of stress echocardiography that allows us to assess how well your heart functions during exercising. This technique is proven to be better than the treadmill-based stress testing methods.

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