Dr Hesham Abdelaziz
Consultant Cardiologist and the Lead for Interventional Service
MBBS, Msc, MRCP, PhD
I am a Consultant Cardiologist of eight years and currently work at Lancashire Cardiac Centre, Blackpool Victoria Hospital since January 2020. I am specialised in the field of coronary artery disease and advanced percutaneous coronary intervention in the United Kingdom. I perform a wide variety of percutaneous coronary interventions with state-of- the art technologies to optimise the results and achieve the best outcomes for my patients. These include balloon angioplasty, stent implantation, rotational and orbital atherectomy to deal with calcified arteries, shockwave balloon lithotripsy, advanced intracoronary imaging with OCT / IVUS, and intracoronary physiology with microvascular assessment using FFR, iFR, CFR, IMR. I also perform TAVI procedure for the replacement of the aortic valve in case of severe stenosis through a minimally invasive procedure which is done under local anaesthesia.
I am particularly specialised and well recognised in the Lancashire Cardiac Centre for performing high risk and complex coronary interventions such as those who are not surgical candidates, failed previous surgery, chronic total occlusion, and challenging coronary anatomy. I am one of few operators who are well trained for performing simple and complex coronary interventions without using any contrast throughout the procedure to minimise the risk of kidney damage for those with impaired kidney function.
Areas of interest include assessment of chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, syncope, dizzy spell, blackout, reduced exercise tolerance and fatigue. I provide service for the management of a wide variety of cardiac disorders including coronary artery disease, cardiac rhythm disorders, heart failure and cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, hypertension.
Up to date, I have performed more than 2,200 percutaneous stenting and balloon procedures, more than 400 intracoronary imaging procedures, more than 500 intracoronary physiology procedures, 85 coronary atherectomy, more than 200 high risk coronary stenting and surgical turn down cases and 55 stenting to chronic total occlusion procedures.
I am the Director of interventional cardiology service at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a member of the Regional Cardiac Network in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
I was awarded Master of Science and PhD degrees in Cardiology, 2010 and 2014 respectively. I have an extensive publication record with more than 30 scientific papers in high impact journals as well as ample abstract presentations worldwide. I have performed a large number of scientific presentations at national and international levels. I am currently the lead for audits and quality improvement projects at the Cardiology department in Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Hesham Abdelaziz at Spire include:
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Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
British Cardiovascular Society
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
European Society of Cardiology/ European Association of Cardiovascular Intervention
I am the Director of interventional cardiology service at Blackpool Teaching hospital and a member of theregional cardiac network for Lancashire and South Cumbria