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Prof Banerjee trained in cardiology in the Yorkshire (Leeds) Deanery and obtained his accreditation in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine in 2004. He was appointed as consultant cardiologist at the University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire in November 2004 to establish and lead the heart failure service in this hospital. At this time he also worked as an interventional cardiologist (doing primary and elective angioplasties) and lead for cardiac imaging for 8 years. He was the network lead for heart failure for the Coventry & Warwickshire Cardiovascular Network before it was dissolved in 2013. In 2007 he became an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, Research Lead in cardiology in his hospital in 2011, Cardiovascular Lead for the West Midlands within the Clinical Research Network (CRN) in 2012, Chair for the Midlands Heart Failure Group and continues to hold all these positions. He was appointed Honorary Professor of Cardiology by Coventry University in May 2017.He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the European Society of Cardiology.
Since his arrival in Coventry he has transformed the heart failure service in his area to an excellent one with pioneering services such as heart failure intravenous diuretic and IV iron day care service in the hospital, ultrafiltration for refractory fluid overload and an easily accessible community heart failure service including a large clinic and home visits by himself if needed.He heads a team of 2 heart failure cardiologists and 8 heart failure specialist nurses (7 full time posts). He has a particular interest in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) and runs a dedicated weekly clinic for these difficult patients. He has special expertise in cardiorenal syndrome patients and has been running a joint monthly cardiorenal clinic with a renal physician for almost 3 years.
He performs cardiac catheterisations, right and left heart catheters and cardiac biopsies. Although his main interest is in heart failure he is keen on cardiac imaging with a particular expertise in transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), and dobutamine stress echocardiograpphy (DSE) techniques in which he has enormous experience. His other interests include cardiology research and cardiac rehabilitation, services that he also heads in his hospital. His undertook original research on ‘electrical muscle stimulation as a novel method for cardiovascular exercise in normal subjects and heart failure patients’ during his training years and has subsequently supervised further NIHR funded PhD research on this. Since starting at Coventry he has been awarded approximately £400,000.00 in research grants by NIHR. He is currently involved in many multicentre and in-house trials in heart failure, cardiac rehabilitation and other cardiovascular areas. So far he has supervised 3 PhDs and has served as an external examiner for higher degrees (MD, MRes, PhD) for other universities (Leicester, Hull).
Areas of interest
Heart failure (including complex heart failure, diastolic heart failure or HFPEF); General cardiology including Ischaemic Heart Disease, valve disease, endocarditis: Cardiac imaging; Echocardiography (transthoracic and transoesophageal), dobutamine stress echocardiography; Cardiac rehabilitation (including electrical muscle stimulation of the leg muscles); Cardiology and heart failure research.
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist & Head of Heart Failure Services
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire
Heart Failure (prognosis, diastolic heart failure/HFPEF, cardiac rehabilitation and electrical muscle stimulation exercise in heart failure, heart rate and BP in heart failure, systolic iatrogenic heart failure)
Cardiorenal syndrome, renal dysfunction and LV function (systolic or diastolic heart failure)
Acute myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock
Medical poetry and normal poetry
Reading and Shakespeare
(Additional) Languages spoken
Functional cardiovascular reserve predicts survival pre-kidney and post-kidney transplantation.
Ting SM, Iqbal H, Kanji H, Hamborg T, Aldridge N, Krishnan N, Imray CH, Banerjee P, Bland R, Higgins R, Zehnder D. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Jan;25(1):187-95. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2013040348. Epub 2013 Nov 14.
Banerjee P, Ennis S. Electrical Muscle stimulation for heart failure. Where do we stand? Editorial. J Clin Exp Cardiolog 2013, 4:120e
Banerjee P, Tanner G, Williams L. Intravenous diuretic day-care treatment for patients with heart failure.Clin Med. 2012 Apr;12(2):133-6.
Banerjee P. Can electrical muscle stimulation of the legs produce cardiovascular exercise? J Clinic Experiment Cardiol 2011, 2:5.
Ali D, Niemeijer M, Banerjee P. Urinary retention and heart failure. One of the many precipitating causes of decompensation. Int J Cardiol. 2011 Jun 2.
Banerjee P, Gill L, Muir V, Nadar S, Raja Y, Goyal D, Koganti S. Do heart failure patients understand their diagnosis or want to know their prognosis? Heart failure from a patient's perspective. Clin Med. 2010 Aug;10(4):339-43.
Banerjee P. Electrical muscle stimulation for chronic heart failure: an alternative tool for exercise training? Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2010 Jun;7(2):52-8.
Banerjee P, Caulfield B, Crowe L, Clark AL. Prolonged Electrical Muscle Stimulation Exercise Improves Strength, Peak VO2, and Exercise Capacity in Patients with Stable Chronic Heart Failure. J Card Fail. 2009 May;15(4):319-26.
Preserving left ventricular function during percutaneous coronary intervention. Banerjee P.J Invasive Cardiol. 2007 Oct;19(10):440-3. Review.
Banerjee P, Clark A, Crowe L, Caulfield B. Prolonged Electrical Muscle Stimulation Exercise Improves Strength and Aerobic Capacity in Healthy Sedentary
Adults. J Appl Physiol. 2005; 99: 2307-2311.
Banerjee P, Clark A, Witte K, Crowe L, Caulfield B. Electrical stimulation of unloaded muscles causes cardiovascular exercise by increasing oxygen demand. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.2005;12:503-508.
Banerjee P, Clark AL, Norell MS. Repeat thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction. Int J Cardiol. 2005 Jul 20;102(3):515-9.
Banerjee P, Clark AL, Cleland JGF. Diastolic heart failure. Paroxysmal or
Chronic? Eur J Heart Fail; 6(4): 427-431.
Courses offered to GPs
Heart Failure lecture at Nuffield Hospital, Leamington Spa
Heart Failure Coventry & Warwickshire Newsletter
Heart Failure Yearly Study Day, Warwick University
Midlands Heart Failure Group Meetings
- MBBS NRS Medical College, Calcutta, India 1988
- Diploma in Cardiology NRS Medical College, Calcutta, India 1991
- MD (Internal Medicine) NRS Medical College, Calcutta, India 1994
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians of UK 1996
- CCST (Cardiogy & General Internal Medicine) Joint Committee of Higher Medical Training 2005
- FRCP Royal College of Physcians of London 2009
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Affiliations / memberships
Fellow Royal College of Physicians
Member British Society of Heart Failure
Member British Society of Echocardiography
Member British Medical Association
Member European Society of Cardiology
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