Dr Peter O'Kane

Dr Peter O'Kane

Cardiology, General (internal) medicine 04195610

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

Specialises in

  • Interventional cardiology


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

About me

Dr O’Kane graduated from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in 1995 with First Class Honours Bachelor of Science BSc degree in Physiology, Medical Degree MBBS and numerous prizes including the Llewelyn Prize for the second best distinction in medical finals.

After attaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians MRCP he was subsequently awarded a Doctorate of Medicine MD by the University of London for a thesis on the role of nitric oxide in coronary heart disease.

He trained in clinical cardiology in London on the South Thames NTN scheme was appointed as Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in July 2007.

This is currently the UKs highest volume non-surgical PCI centre and he annually performs more than 450 PCI cases including participation in a 24-hour primary PCI service. The case mix is complex particularly amongst the many elderly patients who have multi-vessel coronary disease, which includes extensively calcified lesions, bifurcations including left main stem disease and chronic total occlusions.

He is committed to teaching and education with local fellowship training program through to national and international proctorship of techniques and multiple adjunctive devices eg Rotational and laser atherectomy. Consequently, he has trained Consultant colleagues from the UK, Europe, Asia and the US. He is regularly invited as faculty to National and International meetings as a presenter and live case operator.

He has published over 50 manuscripts in the last 20 years including original work, international collaboration and case studies. He has authored 10 book chapters particularly related to Laser atherectomy. He is a local principal Investigator for a number of National and International multi-centre clinical trials and is dedicated to patient recruitment to studies.

Within the Directorate of Cardiology he has led numerous quality improvement programs and has achieved local clinical excellence award level 7.

In the private sector he has been practising privileges with all the major health care providers and offers patient consultations at Nuffield Hospital and Dorset Herat Clinic which is based within Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Over the last 12 years as a Consultant Cardiologist he has looked after many patients with general cardiology conditions and has performed the full range of coronary intervention for patients with coronary heart disease. He has a high approval rating and excellent outcomes.

Areas of interest

Chest pain; Interventional cardiology

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Dorset Heart Clinic (1-5)

  • AA962

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

    Dorset Heart Clinic (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)

    Dorset Heart Clinic (1-5)

  • X5020

    External cardioversion - (1-5)

    Dorset Heart Clinic (1-5)

  • AA961

    Coronary angiography proceeding to angioplasty on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - radial access - (1-5)

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