- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
Dr Hetherington is an experienced Cardiologist treating patients with a broad spectrum of cardiovascular diseases (including coronary heart disease/angina, atrial fibrillation/arrhythmia, hypertension, heart failure/cardiomyopathy and valvular heart disease).
He has a particular interest in the assessment and management of ischaemic heart disease (stress testing, coronary angiography, fractional flow studies, angioplasty and stenting) and prefers the transradial approach.
Areas of interest
Coronary stenting; Angina; General Cardiology, Valvular heart disease; Coronary and ischaemic heart disease; Interventional cardiology; Hypertension; Angiography; Arrhythmias; Angioplasty; Heart failure; Atrial fibrillation; Cardiovascular imaging
Current NHS consultant posts held
Associate Medical Director
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Science at University of Leicester. Main research interests include coronary heart disease, transradial intervention and heart failure. He is Principle Investigator on a number of clinical trials in the field of interventional cardiology, acute coronary syndromes and heart failure.
Clinical Excellence Awards
Courses offered to GPs
Dr Hetherington provides teaching and courses to GPs in areas within his scope of practice, such as the management of stable coronary artery disease, heart failure, syncope and atrial fibrillation. He also provides teaching sessions on ECG interpretation in primary care.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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Patient satisfaction data (2014,2019) - 100% "very satisfied" with care received.
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society National Audit data (2014-16).
Reported Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events and 30 day mortality following PCI lower than predicted.
- Doctor of Medicine, MD University of Leicester 2006
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, FRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 2015
- Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (with Honours), MBChb(Hons) University of Leicester 1998
- Interventional Cardiology Fellowship St James's Hospital, Dublin 2009
Reference number 4513528
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of Completion of Training in Cardiology , 2011
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council
British Medical Association
Medical Protection Society
Royal College of Physicians
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
- Woodland Hospital, NN16 8XF
- 13:30 - 16:00
- 01536 536889
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)
Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/contrast radiology) - (1-5)
Coronary angiography proceeding to angioplasty on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - radial access - (1-5)