Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia

Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia

Cardiology, General (internal) medicine 04112611

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • General cardiology


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

About me

Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia PhD, FRCP is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital & Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at King’s College Hospital, London (appointed March 2009). Clinical Lead for Cardiac Services at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

Undergraduate training: United Medical & Dental Schools, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospital, London [1988-1994].
General Medical Training: Maidstone Hospital, Kent & Canterbury Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, London.
Post-graduate Research Training: PhD (Vascular Pathology & Immunology), Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London [1999-2001];
Post-graduate specialist training: Specialist Registrar – Royal Brompton Hospital; Harefield Hospital, London; Northwick Park Hospital, London.
UK Certificate in Specialist Training: Cardiology & General Internal Medicine (2009).

Sub-Specialty Interests:
Stress Echocardiography
Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography
Trans-esophageal echocardiography
Heart Failure
Ischaemic heart disease
Investigation of cardiac valve disease

Personal profile:Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia is the specialist Consultant Cardiologist in Tunbridge Wells with professional accreditation and specialist experience in the technique of assessing heart function using the safest available technique of cardiac ultrasound (Echocardiography).

In addition, Dr Bhatia is the specialist Consultant Cardiologist in Tunbridge Wells who offers the technique of stress echocardiography that allows us to assess how well your heart functions during exercising. This technique is proven to be better than the treadmill-based stress testing methods.

Areas of interest

Coronary artery disease; Heart Valve Disease; Atrial Fibrillation; Hypertension; Heart failure; Arrhythmia; Syncope; Black-outs; Palpitations; Echocardiography; Trans-esophageal echocardiography; Stress echocardiography; Pre-operative cardiac risk assessment; Investigation and treatment of cardiac causes of breathlessness, chest pain and palpitations;

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Procedures completed

  • 20365

    Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (5-50)

  • 20110

    ECG (including reporting) - (5-50)

  • 20130

    Exercise ECG (including base line 12 lead ECG and reporting) - (5-50)

  • 20132

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

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