Professor Alex Chase
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
BA (Hons) MBBS (Lon) MA (Oxon) PhD FRCP(UK)
"The facilities at Spire Hospital are second to none. I love working here. The atmosphere is so supportive with the entire staff committed to each patient’s treatment."
I have been a consultant cardiologist for 11 years. I have a PhD and prize-winning research in the mechanisms underlying heart attacks. I have contributed to worldwide practice changes in the fields of arterial access (radial) for coronary intervention and acute heart attack treatment. I was one of the team leaders of the first TAVI in Wales.
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary angiograms with a special interest in complex procedures and chronic total occlusion. Transoesophogeal echocardiography. Percutaneous heart valve therapies especially aortic stenosis and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Intervention (TAVI).
To date I have performed over 6,000 coronary angiograms and 3,000 coronary angioplasties with an emphasis on radial arterial access and include rotablation, chronic total occlusion and intra-coronary imaging. I have performed approximately 1,000 trans-oesophogeal echos and 300 TAVI procedures.
I am now Catheterization Laboratory Director, Morriston Hospital and Radiation Protection Lead. In addition to my clinical work, I am also proud to be an honorary professor at the University of Swansea Medical College.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Alex Chase at Spire include:
Echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound)
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
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MB BS / St Bartholomew's Medical College, University of London / 1993
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a degree given to physicians at the basis of their training
British Cardiac Society
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
Catheterisation Laboratory Director, Morriston Hospital
New England Journal Of Medicine
Journal of American College Cardiology
Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology
Journal of Invasive Cardiology
I review for The Lancet and American Journal of Cardiology
David S. Wald, M.D.,Alexander J. Chase PhD et al:
Randomized Trial of Preventive Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction
N Engl J Med 2013; 369(12):1115-1123 CITATIONS:601
Chase AJ, et al:The Association Of Arterial Access Site At Angioplasty With Transfusion And Mortality.
Consultant Cardiologist, Morriston Regional Heart Centre, Swansea
Hon Professor. Swansea University Medical School
I am a keen windsurfer making the most of Gower’s beautiful beaches and bad weather. I am a qualified WRU rugby coach and SCUBA divemaster. In the Summer of 2018 I captained one of Swansea Lawn Tennis Club men’s teams and played cricket badly for a charity team called ‘The Badgers’. As a member of Pontaddulais Male Voice, I won the National Eisteddfod 2018.