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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Gavin Galasko at Spire include:
I am a Consultant Cardiologist at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre in Blackpool which is a large tertiary cardiology/cardiothoracic centre and the regional heart attack centre. I graduated from Oxford University in 1995, winning the cardiology prize. In 2006 I was awarded a DM (Oxon) doctoral degree, winning an ESC young investigator finalists award for this work.
I undertook Cardiology Specialist Registrar training in North West London, receiving a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in both General Internal Medicine and Cardiology. I am trained in all aspects of cardiology, with particular expertise in interventional cardiology and non-invasive imaging. I have undertaken interventional fellowships in London, Liverpool and Zürich. Since 2013 I have also been undertaking medico-legal instructions and writing medico-legal reports.
I am a fully trained General and Interventional Cardiologist. I specialise in the following areas: general cardiology; the investigation and management of coronary artery disease, including stable angina, acute coronary syndromes. Myocardial infractions; cardiology research; coronary intervention including angiography and stent implantation including treating complex lesions; hypertension, arrhythmia management, heart failure and non-invasive imaging including: echocardiography, myocardial perfusion scans, exercise tests etc.
I have a specialist interest in complex lipid management for which I am the trust lead. I undertake regular angiography and angioplasty sessions at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. I undertake regular medico-legal reports.
I have performed and/or interpreted over 4,000 echocardiography studies; over 5,000 coronary angiography procedures; over 3,000 coronary angioplasty procedures and over 1,000 myocardial perfusion scan reports. I undertake weekly exercise tests, echocardiography studies and 24 hour tapes. I have three weekly cath lab sessions. I have written over 20 medico-legal reports in the past four years.
From 2014 until 2017 I was the Lead for the Liverpool Medical Students attached to Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in charge of their curriculum activities and pastoral care. Since April 2017 I have been the Director of Research, Development and Innovation at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I am also the lead for physiological testing in the cath lab at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
In addition to my clinical work, I am also proud to be an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Liverpool University, and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Buckingham.
Coronary artery disease
BM BCh / Oxford University / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
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I grew up in the North West and am an avid fan of Manchester United and Lancashire County Cricket Club.Back to top
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