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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Nav Masani at Spire include:
I have been a consultant cardiologist for 17 years with experience and specialist expertise in managing heart valve disease, heart failure and cardiomyopathies. I am an expert in the non-invasive investigation and management of coronary heart disease. I am highly specialist in adult congenital heart disease and maternal cardiac disease, involved in running the South Wales regional service. I am a subspecialty expert in echocardiography with a high national profile and international reputation; this includes leadership and teaching roles based on a high degree of experience and expertise in transthoracic echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography.
I specialise in general cardiology with specific interests in the investigation and management of heart valve disease, heart failure and specialist expertise in adult congenital heart disease. I specialise in general echocardiography with specific expertise in transthoracic echocardiography, contrast echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography, dobutamine stress echocardiography.
Over a 17 year period in the NHS and Private Practice, I have performed over 5,000 transthoracic echocardiograms, 2,500 transoesophageal echocardiograms and 1,500 stress echocardiograms – one of the most experienced practices in the UK.
At Cardiff & Vale University Health Board I am currently: - Clinical board director of specialist services - Lead in echocardiography information management & technology committee - Primary/secondary care taskforce representative for the national health wales informatics service: hospital e-referral system project - Board chairman/clinical lead for NHS Wales: neurological diseases national implementation board critically ill national implementation board - Major Trauma Network Clinical Reference Group
In addition to my clinical work I have held numerous national leadership roles in cardiology and echocardiography, including: - Regional Specialty Advisor (Cardiology), Royal College of Physicians (Wales) 2005-2011 - Chairman, Specialty Training Committee (Cardiology), Wales College of Medicine 2005-2011 - Council, Specialty Advisory Committee (Cardiology), Joint Royal Colleges Postgraduate Training Board, London 2008-2011 - British Society of Echocardiography Council, 2001-2013 - British Cardiovascular Society, Executive & Council 2009-2011 - British Cardiovascular Society, Imaging Council 2009 - date - British Cardiovascular Society, Clinical Standards Committee 2010 - date I am extremely proud to have been: - President, British Society of Echocardiography 2009-2011 - Chairman of Education & Training, British Society of Echocardiography 2006-2009
I have an active role in teaching and training in echocardiography. In addition to delivering over 50 lectures at national conferences over the last 15 years, I am a regular faculty member of the following training courses and conferences: Hammersmith Echocardiography St Georges Hospital, London Transoesophageal Echocardiography Course Cardiff Transoesophageal Course I am honoured to be the only regular international faculty member of the Stellenbosch University Echocardiography conference (SUNecho), Cape Town I am extremely proud to be the Program Director of the Cardiff Echocardiography course, one of the longest running and most successful courses in the UK.
Congenital heart disease
Coronary artery disease
I am a general cardiologist with a special clinical interest in echocardiography. This has given me expertise in the management of heart valve disease, heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathies) and heart failure, as well as the non-invasive investigation of coronary disease. I also have a specialist interest in congenital heart disease including maternal cardiac disease.
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MB BS / Guy's Hospital Medical School, University of London / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MRCP / Royal College Of Physicians (London) / 1990
Fellow of the royal college of physicians is awarded to physicians who have passed the mrcp examination and been nominated for senior status
I am the Clinical Board Director of Specialist Services at Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, with senior clinical leadership responsibility for regional (adult), specialist services that are offered by CAV for patients across South Wales (2013-present).
I have held a number of leadership positions in cardiology at the University Hospital of Wales including Lead in Echocardiography (1999 - present), Lead Cardiologist (2009-11) and Clinical Director of Cardiac Services (2011-13). Leadership roles in external NHS or related organisations are detailed in my Professional section.
Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Clinical Board Director, Specialist Services, Cardiff & Vale University Health BoardBack to top
I was involved in the development of Echocardiography Research & Practice and am a member of the Editorial Board.
I have also published over 30 peer reviewed or invited journal articles in clinical cardiology and echocardiography.
I am a sports enthusiast, currently training to compete in cycling sportives (a typical “mamil”: middle-aged man in Lycra!). I am a keen musician and particularly enjoy live music and festivals (especially Glastonbury) with my two daughters. I have travelled and photographed extensively in Europe, USA and Asia and plan further trips with my wife, to South America and Africa in 2016 and 2017.Back to top
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