Dr Stuart Russell

Consultant Cardiologist
MB BS, MD, MRCP (UK), BHRS (devices)

Practising at

Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Stuart Russell at Spire include:

Other treatments

Blood pressure monitoring, implantable defibrillator implantation, cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), CRT optimisation, pre-operative assessment for non-cardiac surgery, heart failure management.

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Cardiologist with a specialist interest in heart failure and device therapy. I have worked as a consultant at Macclesfield District Hospital for 2 years. I completed my higher specialist training in the North West Deanery with sub-specialist training in heart failure including cardiac transplantation. I have completed a higher research degree (MD) studying the best method of pacing the heart after surgery including publications in major European clinical journals.

I have a specialist interest in the management of heart failure and device therapy. This includes the implantation of complex pacing devices (cardiac resyncronisation therapy- CRT) for the management of advanced heart failure and implanting cardiac defibrillators. I hold the British Heart Rhythm Society certificate for device management. I also perform diagnostic coronary angiography for the management of coronary artery disease (angina).

I have implanted >250 complex pacing devices including cardiac resynchronisation devices and implantable cardiac defibrillators, >500 pacemakers and >1,000 diagnostic coronary angiograms.

Clinical Interests

Atrial fibrillation
Coronary artery disease

Heart Failure, Complex devices including implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy, Pre-operative assessment for non-cardiac surgery, Transthoracic echocardiography.

Private contact details

Telephone 01625 505412/ 505406
Private secretary Sarah Sheilds
Private secretary fax 01625 501800
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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. / 1999
Bachelor of medicine and surgery
Primary medical degree

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians
British Heart Rhythm Society (Devices)
British Society of Echocardiography
British Heart Failure Society

Professional leadership

I am the Heart Failure Lead for the East Cheshire NHS Trust. This service is based at Macclesfield District Hospital but also offers community clinics and domiciliary home visits including home intravenous therapy for patients with decompensated heart failure.

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Current NHS posts

Macclesfield District General Hospital
Wythenshawe Hospital, South Manchester

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Research and Publication

Pacing the heart after cardiac surgery including temporary biventricular pacing. Optimisation of pacemaker timing cycles including cardiac resynchronisation therapy. Heart rate control in patients with heart failure.


I have written a series of research papers investigating methods of pacing the heart after cardiac surgery as part of my higher research degree (MD). The main publication from my thesis: Optimized temporary biventricular pacing improves haemodynamic function after on pump cardiac surgery in patients with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction: a 2 centre randomized control trial . Russell et al European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012.
Jan 2012

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Personal Profile

I live in East Cheshire and enjoy walking, swimming and foreign travel.  I have completed the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award at College and after university travelled extensively around South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Cuba and South America.  I have completed the 4-day trek to Machu Picchu in Peru.   

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