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Professor  Nick Gerning

Professor Nick Gerning

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
MB BS, MD, FRCP (UK)

"The facilities at Spire Cardiff Hospital to support my private practice are second to none."

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Nick Gerning at Spire include:

Other treatments

Penile angiogram, penile angioplasty, cardiac angioplasty, heart failure, chest pain, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, Interventional cardiology, percutaneous intervention, radial angiogram and angioplasty, rotablation , cardiovascular risk, valvular heart disease.

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Professional profile

I have been a consultant cardiologist for over 18 years and an interventional cardiologist for over 12 years. I carried out my initial medical training at University College Hospital London. My senior house officer training was initially in London and in the Yorkshire region. I obtained my London MD in the genetics of coronary artery disease with research interests in inflammation, infection and coronary artery disease. As an Interventional Cardiologist, I have led and introduced complex interventions and have provided several aspects of interventions in Wales, including the Radial Approach, Rotational Atherectomy, the use of lasers in cardiology interventions, and various aspects dealing with Chronic Total Occlusions.

As the Clinical Lead for the Chest Pain Service for Cardiff and Vale Trust and have led several projects on the primary - secondary care interface. As an Interventional Cardiologist, I have led and introduced complex interventions and have provided several aspects of interventions in Wales, including the Radial Approach, Rotational Atherectomy, the use of lasers in cardiology interventions, and various aspects dealing with Chronic Total Occlusions. As part of my interventional cardiology work specialty I perform coronary angiograms and angiplasty for unsable angina and chest pain.

I have perfromed over 3,300 angiograms and over 1,200 angioplasties over in both my NHS and private practice. Performed over 1,000 cardiac catheterisations, 500 PCIs as first operator and 150 as second operator. Further training gained in Trans-septal punctures and in Mitral valvuloplasty. I do between 2 to 300 PCIs’ a year, and especially complex PCI involving Rotablation and Laser. I am the Chronic Total Occlusion lead.

I currently sit on the MAC committee at Spire Cardiff Hospital.


Clinical Interests

Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
Atrial fibrillation
Congenital heart disease
Coronary artery disease
Echocardiography
Hypertension
Interventional cardiology
Paediatric cardiology
Stroke prevention
Erectile dysfunction

Since August 2008, we have run an Erectile Dysfunction Clinic, seeing the full range of ED problems with a particular interest in patients with cardiovascular disease. I have been invited by several groups to give lectures in the field both locally and nationally and internationally. I was part of a National Forum to put together a tool kit that looks at all aspects of erectile dysfunction. I liaised with the group that performed the ZEN trial to parallel nest my patients. I performed the first Pudendal stent in Europe. This was published in the European Heart Journal as an Editorial in 2012.

Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 6011
Website http://www.edsolutionsuk.org
Private secretary Sue Laidlaw
Private secretary email sue_laidlaw@hotmail.com

Journals

Erectile dysfunction: a window to the heart
April 2015
Switching from Transfemoral to Transradial Access for PCI: A Single Center Learning Curve Over Five Years
October 2014
Complex Disease, Partial Revascularisation and Adverse Outcomes in Patients Treated with Long-term Warfarin Therapy Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Media Coverage

Talking about erectile dysfunction saves men’s lives

Perk up your limp love life

Treatment saved my sex life

Watch the programme stent treatment used for erectile dysfunction.

Art meets science to tackle sexual health taboos
October 2015

Dr Ossei-Gerning speaking at a Public lecture in Ghana, on ED save your sex life save your life!

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University College Hospital London / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MD / University College Hospital London / 1999
Doctor of Medicine

FRCP (UK) / University College Hospital London / 2007
Royal College of Physicians


Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians
British Cardiac Interventional Society & British Cardiology Society
Medical Defence Union
Cardiff Medical Society
European Society for Sexual Medicine
British Society for Sexual Medicine and Welsh Society of Sexual Medicine


Professional leadership

Clinical Lead for Chest Pain Service University Hospital of Wales
Network Advisor for Royal College of Physicians
Network Advisor for British Cardiovascular Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

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Personal Profile

My hobbies include football, squash, badminton, table tennis, skiing and walking. I play the piano and guitar, and also compose music. I also have an interest in philosophy and theology.

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