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Cardiologists are doctors who diagnose, assess and treat patients with diseases and defects of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system).

Cardiologists work with adult patients – paediatric cardiology is a separate specialty. Cardiologists manage patients with conditions such as:

  • angina (chest pain caused by narrowing of the coronary arteries)
  • arrhythmias, eg atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)
  • heart murmurs due to heart valve disease
  • cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle) with heart failure including pulmonary
  • oedema (accumulation of fluid)
  • coronary artery thrombosis or myocardial infarction (heart attack) often associated with high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol
  • diseases of the arteries (atherosclerosis, arteritis, atheroma)
  • hole in the heart and other forms of congenital heart disease within adult lifeincluding transition from paediatric care and shared care of pregnant women with heart disease

Much of the emphasis is on improving survival rates and quality of life following heart attacks, heart failure or heart rhythm disorders; but cardiologists are also concerned with understanding disease processes and disease prevention.

Cardiology consultants

Dr Katarzyna Dickinson

Consultant - Cardiology

Dr Stephen Furniss

Consultant - Cardiology
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Dr Robert Gerber

Consultant - Cardiology
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Dr Andrew Marshall

Consultant - Cardiology
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Professor Nikhil Patel

Consultant - Cardiology

Dr Panagiotis Spanos

Consultant - Cardiology

Dr Neil Sulke

Consultant - Cardiology
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Dr Rick Veasey

Consultant - Cardiology
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Dr David Walker

Medical Director and Consultant Cardiologist

We provide this service at

Conquest Hospital

The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN37 7RD
(01424) 755255

Eastbourne District General Hospital

Kings Drive, Eastbourne
East Sussex, BN21 2UD
(01323) 417400