Dr Nav Masani

Consultant Cardiologist

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Nav Masani at Spire include:

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Professional profile

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.

Clinical Interests

Atrial fibrillation
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.

Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 6011
Private secretary Beth Corris
Private secretary fax 029 2074 4473
Private secretary email


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Qualification and professional memberships

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

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians (London)
British Cardiovascular Society
British Society of Echocardiography
Welsh Cardiovascular Society

Professional leadership

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.

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Clinical Board Director, Specialist Services, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

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Research and Publication

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.


A minimum dataset for a standard adult transthoracic echocardiogram: a guideline protocol from the British Society of Echocardiography
March 2015

Development of a National Echocardiography Quality Improvement Programme: insights into feasibility, uptake, and clinical utility
July 2014

Aortic annulus diameter and valve design each determine the valve size implanted
September 2012

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Personal Profile

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.

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