Dr V J Karthikeyan

Dr V J Karthikeyan

Consultant Cardiologist

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr V J Karthikeyan at Spire include:


Other treatments

Coronary angiogram, Percutaneous coronary intervention (coronary angioplasty), Cardiac screening, Dobutamine stress echo cardiogram

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Professional profile

I am a consultant cardiologist, working at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan and the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. I specialise in Interventional cardiology. My special interests in addition to percutaneous coronary Intervention (angioplasty) are hypertension, atrial fibrillation, anti-platelet therapies.

I am a firm believer in right treatment, promptly, every time. Following my graduation and general medical training I undertook a period of research in Cardiovascular medicine in Birmingham towards a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. I undertook my cardiology training in Mersey Deanery and specialist training in interventional cardiology at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. I joined the North Wales Cardiac Centre at Glan Clwyd Hospital in 2014 as a consultant in interventional cardiology before moving to Greater Manchester earlier this year.

I have published articles and presented in national and international conferences on topics related to hypertension and coronary intervention. I am also the lead for research for the Division of Medicine at Wigan and have been the principal investigator of clinical trials in cardiology.

Clinical Interests

Special Clinical Interests: Angina and myocardial infarction, arrhythmias eg atrial fibrillation and flutter, assessment and management of chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations and dizziness, cardiac risk evaluation and modification, coronary angiography and angioplasty, hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertension (high blood pressure), hypercholesterolaemia, heart Failure and valvular heart disease.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Bangalore, India / 1999
Bachelor or Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP (UK) / London, UK / 2004
Member of the Royal College of Physicians

MD / Birmingham, UK / 2012
Doctor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

FESC / Paris, France / 2015
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology

FRCP / London, UK / 2017
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London

Professional memberships

British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
British Cardiovascular Society
European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
European Society of Cardiology
Royal College of Physicians, London

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist, Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant, Interventional Cardiology, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

I live with my wife and two daughters and spend most of my spare time with them. I am a keen runner, and have successfully completed British 10K runs in recent years. I have been raising money for charity for causes including restoring vision for the poor and educating young girls in India and promoting men’s health.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Helen Finney
Private secretary telephone 01942 822989
Private secretary fax 01942 778825
Private secretary email