Dr Dan McKenzie
I am a Consultant Cardiologist based in Bath and Bristol with a specialist interest in complex angioplasty. I work full time at the Royal United Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and contribute to the 24/7 Emergency Service at the Bristol Heart Institute, which covers the regional heart attack service.
I provide a contemporary, evidence-based service, which is patient-focused, to investigate and treat a broad range of cardiovascular problems. These include the investigations and management of chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations and fainting.
My sub-speciality is coronary intervention – using wires, balloons and stents to treat narrowing’s within coronary arteries. I am a high volume operator (I performed 224 cases in 2018, compared to a national average of 123 cases) and perform the majority of my cases through the radial artery, which is proven to be the safest route. I have excellent outcomes and safety record with a complication rate well below those predicted in the British Cardiovascular Interventional Society (BCIS) statistical model (0.75% actual vs. 2.3% predicted).
The most important person during any investigation or procedure is always the patient and I am strongly engaged with governance and quality improvement to ensure that teams work effectively to provide the best patient care possible.
I am closely involved in the education and training of Junior Doctors and contribute to a number of National and International research trials and registries. I sit on the National BCIS Council and I am a member of the BCIS Training and Education Group.
Cardiac arrhythmia treatment
Coronary angioplasty (PCI)
Coronary artery disease treatment
Heart failure treatment
Non-invasive cardiology treatments
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Additional information about Dr Dan McKenzie
Outside work, I am a keen sportsman and cycle and run regularly. I have run many half and full marathons, cycled London to Paris and participate in cycling Sportives every year. My next goal is to complete an Ironman 70.3 with a view to doing the full distance before I am 50 years old. I have 5 children and spend as much time as possible with them and supporting their busy social and sporting lives.
Consultant Cardiologist, Royal United Hospital, Bath and Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol
Coronary artery disease
Angioplasty and stenting
British Society of Cardiology (BSC)
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS)
European Association for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (EAPCI)
British Society of Heart Failure
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