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Dr Tim Kinnaird

Dr Tim Kinnaird

Consultant Cardiologist & Lead Interventional Cardiologist
MB BCh, MD, MRCP

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Tim Kinnaird at Spire include:

Other treatments

Radial angioplasty/angiography, complex coronary artery disease, rotational atherectomy, intravascular ultrasound, optical coherence tomography

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Professional profile

I was born in Pontypool and studied medicine at University of Wales College of Medicine qualifying in 1992. I commenced specialist cardiology registrar training in London in 1996. In 1999 I had the opportunity to spend a year in Vancouver undertaking an echocardiography fellowship and attained a wide experience of transthoracic, transoesophageal and 3-D echocardiography. After a year back in St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London gaining skills in coronary angioplasty, I crossed the Atlantic once more to spend three years in Washington, DC. During my time there I spent two years in basic science research studying the effects of stem cells on blood vessel regeneration, the results of which I was fortunate to publish in well-respected journals. For my third year at the Washington Hospital Center I completed an interventional fellowship spending ten hours a day in one of the hospitals eleven catheterisation labs undertaking coronary angioplasty. I was appointed in Cardiff as a consultant cardiologist in 2007.

I am a specialist in the diagnosis and treament of ischaemic heart disease (angina). My major area of expertise is coronary angiography, complex coronary angioplasty and treatments for refractory angina. I am also interested in valvular heart disease and atrial fibrillation. Finally I also provide medico-legal opinions

To date I have performed over 8000 angiograms and over 4000 angioplasties, the majority of which have been performed from the wrist. I have also within this number treated over 1000 acute heart attack patients with angioplasty. In many of these patients I performed intra-vascular ultrasound or infra-red imaging.

I am lead Interventional Cardiologist at the University Hospital of Wales and Director of the Catheterisation Laboratories.

I am a member of NICE Technology Appraisal Committee D and travel to Manchester on a monthly basis to participate in drug appraisal.


Clinical Interests

Atrial fibrillation
Coronary artery disease
Echocardiography
Hypertension
Interventional cardiology
Stroke prevention


Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 6011
Email kinnairdcardiffheart@gmail.com
Website http://www.kinnairdcardiffheart.com
Private secretary Mrs Margaret Shires
Private secretary email maggieshires@sky.com

Media Coverage

"Not giving up on anybody!"

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BCh / University of Wales College of Medicine / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


Professional memberships

Member Royal College of Physicians London
Member British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist and Lead Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.

Lecturer, Cardiff University.

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