Dr Katrin Balkhausen

Cardiology, General (internal) medicine 06039665

  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • General cardiology
  • Structural/Heart failure

About me

Medical approbation awarded 2003 (German MRCP equivalent)
Medical dissertation (MD) awarded 2003 with magna cum laude (including 1 year of full time basic science research)
Specialist register for general medicine 2010
Specialist register for cardiology 2014

Graduated 2001 from Medical School at the Freie Universitat in Berlin, Germany
Medical electives as junior trainee in New Orleans (USA), Rome (Italy), Bologna (Italy)
Junior doctor rotations in Haywards Heath (UK) and Berlin (Germany)
Specialist training in medicine in Berlin (Germany)
Specialist training in cardiology in Berlin (Germany) and Oxford (UK)
Accredited and on GMC register in General Medicine and Cardiology
BSE accredited (British Society for Echocardiography)
Appointed consultant cardiologist in 2015 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading
Echocardiography Clinical Lead at the Royal Berkshire Hospital with ongoing research interest and publication in stress echocardiography and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in echocardiography imaging

Areas of interest

Regular general cardiology clinics assessing and managing patients presenting with chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness or collapse, murmurs or with a known background of:

~ Valve disease
~ Coronary artery disease
~ Arrhythmias
~ Heart failure
~ Hypertension
~ Hypercholesterolaemia
~ Cardiac risk calculation and reduction
~ Pre-op assessment prior to non-cardiac surgery
~ Cardiac family screening for relatives of patients with inherited heart disease

Specialist clinics for patients with
~ Inherited Heart Disease / Cardiomyopathies
~ Pulmonary Hypertension

Special interest in cardiac imaging
~ Echocardiography (Echocardiography Clinical Lead)
- Transthoracic echocardiography
- Contrast echocardiography
- Bubble echocardiography
- Stress echocardiography (exercise and pharmacological)
- Transoesophageal echocardiography

~ Cardiac CT

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Procedures completed

  • 20110

    ECG (including reporting) - (5-50)

  • 20132

    Exercise or dobutamine stress echocardiography (including ECG and reporting) - (1-5)

  • 64302

    Transoesophageal echocardiography (including reporting) (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Royal Berkshire Hospital (1-5)

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