Dr Ganesan Kumar
MBBS FRCP FRCPE
I am passionate in providing a patient-centred, cost-effective, comprehensive and holistic cardiac assessment. After graduation and post-graduation in General Medicine in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, I migrated to the United Kingdom for higher training in Cardiology in 1998. Over the past 20 years I have practiced cardiology at different levels and was based in Glasgow until February 2001.
Most of my subsequent higher training and practice was at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and I did some additional training at Bedford Hospital's Catheterisation Lab and short training at the busy Harefield Hospital Cardio Thoracic ITU and Electrophysiology Unit.
I championed multiple service developments that include heart failure service development in secondary and primary care, myocardial perfusion imaging - a way of functional assessment towards revascularisation, specialist heart failure clinics and most recently cardiac CT services at Luton and Dunstable Hospital, through joint working with Radiology. I continue to work closely with Luton CCG to further improve heart failure services in the region.
I have a keen interest in teaching and training junior doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff. I also give lectures at patient support group meetings.
I am a qualified advance life support instructor, and have special non-clinical interests in the promotion of safeguarding vulnerable adults. I've had good exposure to multi-centre researches through co-investigator, audits (clinical and non-clinical) guideline development and pathway writing.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Ganesan Kumar at Spire include:
Ischaemic heart disease/ angina: Clinical assessment, management, accredited to perform and report cardiac CT scans and Myocardial Functional Imaging to select appropriate patients for invasive investigations and revascularisation.
Medical management of arrhythmias either bradycardia or tachycardia
Medical management of atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention
Heart Failure, assessment and management, appropriate selection of advance therapy including patients for special pacemakers (CRT) or ICD or combination device, referrals to heart transplantation
Diagnosis and management of Valvular Heart disease and Cardiomyopathy.
Primary and secondary prevention assessments and follow-up
Managing Cardiac complications secondary to Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy
Surgical risk assessment of cardiac events in patients going for non-cardiac surgery
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBBS / Thiruchirapalli, India / 1989
Thanjavur Medical College, Bharathidasan University
MRCP / UK / 1999
Post Graduate Diplomat / USA / 2008
FRCPE / Edinburgh / 2017
FRCP / London / 2018
Fellow of Royal College of London
Fellow of Royal College of Edinburgh
British Cardiovascular Society
British Society of Heart Failure
British Nuclear Cardiology Society
British Nuclear Cardiology Society
European Society of Cardiology
British Medical Association
Clinical Lead for Adult safeguarding: Reviewing safeguarding practice, teaching, training staff, investigate events, attending safe guarding board and preparing clinical reports
Reviewing safeguarding practice, teaching, training staff, investigate events, attending safe guarding board and preparing clinical reports
Lead and ARSAC License holder for Myocardial perfusion imaging and Viability studies
Lead for Heart Failure service provision and development for secondary care at Luton and Dunstable Hospital and Luton/Central Bedfordshire community HF service
Cardiac CT service development at Luton and Dunstable Hospital
A list of Dr Kumar's research and publications
Consultant Cardiologist with Special Interest in Heart failure and Cardiac Imaging.
I serve as a Eucharistic Minister at my local church.
I love sports, play cricket and chess. I am a member of South Bedfordshire doctor's cricket team and L&D Hospital Consultant team.
I believe in bringing people together through social gathering.