Consultant Profile

Dr Simon Hetherington

Dr Simon Hetherington MD, MRCP(UK), MBChB(Hons)
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Interventional cardiology
Special clinical interests:

Coronary artery disease, transradial angiography and intervention, angioplasty, stenting, hypertension, heart failure.

Research interests:

Platelet function, acute coronary syndromes/myocardial infarction, stable angina, radial access.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Kettering General Hospital.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Medical Association
Royal College of Physicians
British Cardiovascular Society
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Gill Cutliffe
Private secretary telephone number:
01536 492 803
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Hetherington is an Interventional Cardiologist based at Kettering General Hospital. He graduated from the University of Leicester School of Medicine and has undertaken training in Cardiology at hospitals in Leicester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Middlesbrough and Dublin, Ireland.

He has broad experience in General Cardiology including the management of angina/ischaemic heart disease, heart failure/cardiomyopathy, hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiac rhythm disorders and valve disease.

Dr Hetherington’s special interest is in the invasive assessment and management of coronary artery disease including coronary angiography, pressure wire and intravascular ultrasound assessment of equivocal coronary stenoses, balloon angioplasty and stenting. He predominantly undertakes angiography and interventions on a day case basis and by the radial artery (wrist) route.

Personal profile:

Dr Hetherington is a Geordie living in south-east Leicestershire with his wife and two children. He is an enthusiastic supporter of Gateshead Rugby Club, Newcastle United Football Club and has a passion for motorsport. He enjoys “tinkering” with cars and is trying to modify a road car for track use. Other interests tend to revolve around entertaining his young family.

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