Dr Paul Kirk

Consultant Cardiologist

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Paul Kirk at Spire include:

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Professional profile

I qualified from St George's Hospital Medical School, London in 1999 with a medical degree (MBBS) and also an intercalated degree (BSc). I completed my post graduate higher specialist training in general medicine and cardiology in hospitals throughout London and the Eastern deanery. I spent three years completing a fellowship and doctorate of medicine at the Royal Brompton hospital in advanced cardiac imaging and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MDRes). I have published extensively in cardiology including high profile journals such as circulation. I have presented nationally and internationally for which I was awarded the prestigious accolade of “Young Investigator of the Year” in the USA. My specialist interests are angina, angiography, arrhythmia, valvular heart disease, syncope, hypertension, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, cardiac disease in pregnancy and advanced cardiac imaging techniques.

I currently work at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage as a consultant cardiologist. I regularly performs coronary angiography, transthoracic echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and other advanced imaging modality. I care for inpatients and outpatients suffering from syncope, palpitations, heart failure, chest pain, breathlessness, angina, palpitations, arrhythmia and hypertension. I also work as an honorary consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital in advanced imaging techniques.

NIH (National Institute of Health, America) funded my fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College contributing to an MD under the supervision of Professor Dudley Pennell. I have achieved a doctorate of medicine from research into the higher imaging modality of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging at the Royal Brompton Hospital. I have a keen interest in advanced imaging modalities such as 3D echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography.

British Society of Echocardiography Accreditation. Level 2 Accreditation in Cardiac CT Doctorate of Medicine for research into advanced cardiac imaging. Young Investigator of the Year, USA.

Circulation Cardiac T2* Magnetic Resonance for Prediction of Cardiac Complications in Thalassemia Major Circulation On T2* Magnetic Resonance and Cardiac Iron EHJ. Relation of myocardial T2* to right ventricular function in thalassaemia major EHJ. Coronary anomalies in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome JMRI. International Reproducibility of Single Breath-hold T2* Magnetic Resonance JMRI. Myocardial T2* is not Affected by Ageing, Myocardial Fibrosis, or Impaired Left Ventricular Function JCMR. Low Prevalence of Fibrosis in Thalassemia Major Assessed by Late Gadolinium Enhancement Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance JCMR. Multi-center transferability of a breath-hold T2 technique for myocardial iron assessment Magn Reson Med. Myocardial T(*)2 measurement in iron-overloaded thalassemia BrJHospMed. Fraud and deceit in medical research JMRI. A Black Blood T2* Technique for Myocardial Iron Measurement JCMR. Right ventricular volumes and function in thalassemia major patients in the absence of myocardial iron overload. QJM. Coronary-pulmonary artery fistula:value of 64-MDCT imaging Haematology today. MR assessment of cardiac iron and function Haematology today. Chelation and cardiac iron EHA Holland. Fibrosis in Cardiac Siderosis ESC Sweden. Prevalence of fibrosis in thalassemia major Euro CMR Italy. Prevalence of fibrosis in thalassemia SCMR USA. Cardiac T2* magnetic resonance for prediction of cardiac complications in thalassemia major SCMR USA. Incidence of cardiac complications in patients with cardiac siderosis NHLI London. Cardiac complications in thalassaemia patients BSCMR Incidence of Cardiac Complications in Patients with Thalassaemia Major ASH USA. Myocardial T2* is not Affected by the Structural Effects of Myocardial Fibrosis, Ageing or Impaired Left Ventricular Function ASH USA. Validation of T2* technique in ex-vivo myocardial tissue. ASH USA. Inter-Site Validation of a Single Breath Hold T2* MR Technique for Heart and Liver Iron Measurement

Clinical Interests

Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
Atrial fibrillation
Vascular medicine
Stroke prevention
Congenital heart disease
Coronary artery disease

Angiography Advanced Cardiac Imaging Angina Breathlessness Palpitations Dizziness Syncope General Cardiology

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Media Coverage

Paul Kirk Introduction
January 2016

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Member of Royal College Physicians
British Society of Echocardiography
Society of Cardiovascular CT
British society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
British Society of Echocardiography Accreditation

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Current NHS posts

Lister Hospital, Stevenage

Royal Brompton Hospital, London

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Personal Profile

Outside of medicine I enjoys spending time with my family and two young children. I am also a keen runner and enjoy playing regularly in squash ladders.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Website http://www.private-practice.net/
Private secretary Lucy Ryde
Private secretary telephone 0208 050 2383
Private secretary fax 0207 788 9652
Private secretary email cardiology@private-practice.net

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