Dr Chetan Varma

Cardiology, General (internal) medicine 03667309


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

Specialises in

  • General cardiology
  • Interventional cardiology


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Dr Varma is a Consultant Cardiologist and an expert in managing all types of heart related conditions. He has particular experience of managing those at higher risk of developing coronary artery disease and heart failure. He has specialist knowledge of refracting angina i.e. continuing chest pain despite medical therapy. He has performed many thousands of coronary interventions percutaneously and has nationally recognised excellent outcomes for this. Procedures are performed radially to maximise comfort for the patient. Dr Varma obtained a medical doctorate in the cardiomyopathy unit at St Georges Hospital, London. He wrote pioneering publications for advanced management of heart failure and pacing therapies.

Dr Chetan Varma qualified at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, University of London. He was awarded several undergraduate prizes. He then underwent training at the major London teaching hospitals of Royal Brompton, Hammersmith, St Thomas' and Royal Free. Cardiology training was then undertaken at the London centres of excellence: St George's, The Royal Brompton and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. He was awarded a one year fellowship at Toronto General Hospital as well as a British Heart Foundation Fellowship. He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer at University of Birmingham in 2003.

He has published original articles and editorials on all areas of clinical cardiology. He is currently Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Birmingaham and Clinical Director of Cardiology at Sandwell and City NHS hospitals, successfully leading an award winning team in reconfiguring services for patients.

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Procedures completed

  • 20110

    ECG (including reporting) - (5-50)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

    Priory Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • K6513

    Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/contrast radiology) - (1-5)

    Priory Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • K6582

    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)

    Priory Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • AA963

    Coronary angioplasty following angiography with fractional flow study on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - radial access - (1-5)

    Priory Hospital (The) (1-5)

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