- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Open Referral network
- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr Ali Khavandi is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Foundation Trust. He specialises in complex angioplasty and advanced rhythm device implantation. He is part of the Consultant team providing 24/7 emergency treatments for the regional heart attack service at the Bristol Heart Institute. Additionally he implants complex pacemakers and defibrillators at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon. He has a special interest in minimising pacemaker scars and the role of diet in cardiovascular conditions. This has lead to appearances on BBC Horizons and he currently writes on the subject of diet and health for the Observer.
In his role as editor of the UK and European Core Cardiology textbooks, Ali remains fully up-to-date on the latest general cardiology evidence and guidelines. As such he provides a modern and efficient approach to the assessment of a broad range of cardiovascular symptoms and conditions including:
• Chest pain and arterial disease
• Palpitations, arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation
• Loss of consciousness (syncope) or near blackouts (presyncope)
• Structural conditions (murmurs, heart muscle and valvular problems)
• Risk factor such as weight management, high blood pressure, cholesterol and family history
Ali has rare dual subspecialty training. This provides additional insight across a spectrum of cardiac conditions and treatments which are often linked:
He is a contemporary, complex angioplasty operator who performs the majority of procedures via the radial artery (statistically the safest option). He has expertise and access to the full spectrum of modern techniques and adjuncts including rotational atherectomy, intravascular imaging, chronic total occlusion treatment and Laser assisted angioplasty (Laser unique to the region).
Complex rhythm device implantation
Ali has introduced this new service to Bath, which consists of resynchronization pacemakers for heart failure and implantable defibrillators. He implanted the first new generation ‘leadless’ defibrillator in Swindon and has a specialist interest in surgical techniques which improve outcomes, hide devices and minimise scars.
Areas of interest
Optimal surgical techniques for ‘hidden’ pacemaker implantation
National profile for surgical skills training as relevant to Cardiologists - close collaboration with plastic surgeons to establish techniques for minimisation of pacemaker scars and ‘hidden’ devices. Provides a relatively unique service for patients with options to revise previous unsightly scars or uncomfortable devices;
Integrated dietary approaches to weight and cardiovascular risk factors
Tailored dietary prevention and weight management service for patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and associated condition such as atrial fibrillation, many of whom can significantly reduce their tablet medication burden, avoid more complex treatments and improve symptoms through simple dietary and lifestyle changes.
- Natasha Jones
- Sulis Hospital Bath Foxcote Avenue Peasedown St John Bath BA2 8SF
- 01761 422287
- 07974 890379
- 01761 422233
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Charlie Pope Fee Assured
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Initial out-patient consultation - remote - (5-50)
External cardioversion - (5-50)
Sulis Hospital Bath (5-50)
Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (5-50)
ExCon - Further Discretionary Payment - (1-5)
IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)
Spire Bristol Hospital (1-5)
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