Consultant Profile

Dr V J  Karthikeyan

Dr V J  Karthikeyan  MBBS MD MRCP (UK) MRCP (London)
Practicing at:
Spire Abergele Consulting Rooms, Spire Yale Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Interventional cardiology
Special clinical interests:

Coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndromes, angina, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

Research interests:

Interventional cardiology,


atrial fibrillation,

endothelial dysfunction,

vascular biology,

anti-platelet therapies,

heart failure

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Cardiologist, North Wales Cardiac Centre, Glan Clwyd Hospital

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Physicians, London

British Cardiovascular Society

British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

European Society of Cardiology

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01745 828900
Tuesday mornings/Thursday afternoons
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a consultant cardiologist, working at the north wales cardiac centre. I specialise in Interventional cardiology. My special interests in addition to percutaneous coronary Intervention (angioplasty) are hypertension, atrial fibrillation, anti-platelet therapies.

I am a firm believer in right treatment, promptly, every time.  Following my graduation and general medical training I undertook a period of research in Cardiovascular medicine in Birmingham towards a doctor of medicine (md) degree. I undertook my cardiology training in Mersey deanery and specialist training in interventional

Cardiology at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

I joined the North Wales cardiac centre at Glan Clwyd Hospital in 2014 as a consultant in interventional cardiology.

I have published articles and presented in national and international conferences on topics related to hypertension and coronary intervention.  I am also the principal investigator of clinical trials in cardiology.


• Assessment and management of chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations and dizziness

• Cardiac risk evaluation and modification

• Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty

• Angina and myocardial infarction

• Arrhythmias e.g. atrial fibrillation and flutter

• Hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathy

• Valvular heart disease

• Hypertension (high blood pressure)

• Hypercholesterolaemia

• Heart Failure

Personal profile:

I spend my spare time with my wife and two daughters.

I am a ‘new’ runner, who discovered my running potential and have been successfully completing British 10k runs in recent years. I have been raising money for charity for causes including restoring vision for the poor and educating young girls in India.

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