- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
- Video and telephone consultations
I graduated from the University of Manchester in 1999, and after postgraduate training in Lancashire I became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2002, following which I started my specialist training in cardiology in Yorkshire. This comprehensive five-year programme led to training in all aspects of cardiology.
Between 2008 and 2010 I worked with Prof Patrick Serruys at the Thoraxcentre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, undertaking research in new coronary stents and in the risk stratification of patients treated by coronary angioplasty (PCI). My PhD thesis entitled, ‘Risk Stratification in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Revascularisation’ was awarded cum laude by the Erasmus University, Rotterdam in 2011.
In 2010 I became the Interventional Fellow at the University Hospitals of North Staffordshire, allowing intensive experience in all aspects of percutaneous coronary intervention. I performs virtually all my diagnostic and interventional cases trans-radially.
I was appointed as a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at East Lancashire NHS Trust in 2010. I perform approximately 600 angiogram/angioplasty procedures per year, and my annual inpatient and outpatient workload is well in excess of a thousand patients covering all aspects of cardiology including management of coronary heart disease, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, cardiomyopathies and heart failure.
I have served on several national committees including the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society research committee (2013-2017) and the National PCI audit steering committee (2016-2021). I was also the Greater Manchester NIHR Cardiovascular Speciality Co-Lead between 2015 until 2022. I currently act as a reviewer with the Royal College of Physicians invited review team.
I continue to do academic work and my research has led to the publication of over 175 papers in peer reviewed journals (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=scot+garg), 9 book chapters, together with numerous presentations at national and international meetings. I remain a peer reviewer for several cardiology journals, work on clinical trial event adjudication and am an Honorary Professor of Cardiology at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston.
Areas of interest
Assessment and treatment of coronary artery disease; Chest pain; Angina; General cardiology; Shortness of breath; Syncope; Palpitations; Valve disease; Atrial fibrillation; AF; Cardiomyopathy; Coronary angiogram; Diagnostic coronary angiograms; Radial access; Bypass graft studies; Coronary angioplasty; PCI; Radial PCI; Complex coronary intervention; Rotablation; Rotational atherectomy; Pressure wire; Left main stenting; Interventional cardiology; Blood pressure; Hypertension; Irregular heart rhythms; High cholesterol
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Risk stratification in PCI
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MBChB Univeristy of Manchester 1998
- MRCP Royal College of Physicans 2002
- PhD Erasmus University 2011
- FESC European Society of Cardiology 2011
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2015
Reference number 4639318
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology , 2010
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians
British Cardiac Society
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
European Society of Cardiology
European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
- BMI The Beardwood Hospital, BB2 7AE
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- 01254 507607
- BMI The Beardwood Hospital, BB2 7AE
- 17:30 - 19:00
- 01254 732277
- Spire Healthcare, Manchester, M20 2AF
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- 0161 447 6600
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)
Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/ contrast radiology) - with pressure wire (including fractional flow reserve measurement) - (1-5)