Dr Palaniappan Saravanan

Dr Palaniappan Saravanan

Consultant Cardiologist

Practising at

Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Palaniappan Saravanan at Spire include:

Other treatments

Prevention of heart disease

Management of hypertension

Diagnosis and management of heart valve disease

Risk assessment for sudden death

Over 40s screening for heart disease


Trans-oesophageal echocardiography (TOE)

Loop recorder implant


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Professional profile

I qualified in 1992 in India and subsequently pursued higher medical training in General (internal) Medicine leading to a post-graduate degree of MD in Internal medicine. I secured the highest grade with an accolade of a gold medal conferred by the Association of Physicians of India. I came to the UK in 1999 where I did all my cardiology training. I commenced my Cardiology career at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London in 2002. Then I trained in Cardiology at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester. I undertook a translational research project evaluating the anti-arrhythmic properties of omega-3 fatty acids leading to a PhD from the University of Manchester. My research work was funded by a prestigious BHF clinical PhD fellowship, which I secured by a competitive application. I pride myself as a fully rounded up cardiologist with a broad knowledge of general cardiology and a special interest in heart rhythm disturbances and heart failure. I enjoy talking to my patients and explaining complex issues relating to their heart health in very simple and easily comprehensible terms.

Clinical Interests

Diagnosis and Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias Specialist in Syncope service (unexplained sudden collapse, dizzy spells) Heart Failure Heart disease in kidney failure and dialysis Cardio-oncology (heart disease in cancer patients) Evaluation and Management of risk of sudden cardiac death

Private contact details

Private secretary Mrs Lyndsey Briggs
Private secretary telephone 0151 604 7227
Private secretary fax 0151 604 7250
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / Madurai, India / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

MD / TN MGR University, Chennai, India / 1999
Doctor of Medicine

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians London / 2001
Member of the Royal College of Physicians, London

PhD / University of Manchester / 2010
Doctor of Philosophy

Professional memberships

Member: Royal College of Physicians of UK
Heart Rhythm UK
Heart Rhythm Society - United States
European Heart Rhythm Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist, Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Cardio-vascular research group, University of Manchester

Honorary Lecturer in Cardiac Physiology, Institute of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, University of Liverpool

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Personal Profile

I am a people person and enjoy interacting with patients and staff. I love classical music, sports and fitness and reading.

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