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Dr Kamal Chitkara

Dr Kamal Chitkara

Consultant Cardiologist
MBBS, MRCP, MD

Practising at

Spire Nottingham Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Kamal Chitkara at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty and Stent
  • Management of Uncontrolled Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Management of Dizziness and Syncope (fainting)
  • Management of Arrhythmia, Heart Failure, Valvular heart disease and Hypercholesterolemia

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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant Cardiologist and research lead at Royal Derby Hospital since 2010. I strongly believe that there are no shortcuts or substitutes for experience. Assessing and treating patients with potentially life threatening heart diseases leaves no room for complacency or error. Appropriate investigation followed by sympathetic reassurance is the key to returning to a normal life.

I am highly experienced in many aspects of heart disease, my expertise have been acquired from a long traditional training programme at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. I was awarded an M.D in 2008 after a period of research in intervention at the University of Leicester. I subsequently undertook an Interventional Fellowship at the highly renowned Leeds General Infirmary and gained a wealth of experience in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI).

I have performed at least 5,000 coronary angiograms and 2,500 simple and complex PCI procedures, primarily via a radial route and consider myself to be a radial operator. I was instrumental in establishing primary angioplasty for the acute management of myocardial infarction (heart attack) at the Royal Derby Hospital and I have also successfully established an uncontrolled hypertension clinic.

I pride myself in being an approachable and fun loving guy with a keen interest in golf.

Clinical Interests

Cardiology
Interventional cardiology
Hypertension

Angina (chest pain), Myocardial infarction (heart attack), Uncontrolled Hypertension (high blood pressure), Dizziness and Syncope (fainting), Palpitations, Arrhythmia (irregular heart beat), High Cholesterol, Shortness of breath, Congestive heart failure, Diseases of the heart valves, Coronary artery disease

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Kasturba Medical College, India / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh / 2001
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians

MD / University of Leicester, UK / 2008
Doctor of Medicine


Professional memberships

British Cardiac Interventional Society (BCIS)
Medical Protection Society
Society of Catheter and Interventions (SCAI)
European Club of Interventional Cardiologists (ECIC)

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Current NHS posts

Royal Derby Hospital

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Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Nottingham Hospital 0115 937 7801
Website http://www.kamalchitkara.co.uk/

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