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0300 7906190 for Nuffield Health Derby
0115 9662000 for BMI Park Nottingham
0115 8281802 for Spire Healthcare Nottingham
01332 786128 for Derby Private Health
Dr Kamal Chitkara has been a Consultant Cardiologist & research lead at Royal Derby Hospital since 2010. He strongly believes that there are no shortcuts or substitutes for experience. Assessing and treating patients with potentially life threatening heart diseases leaves no room for complacency or error. Appropriate investigation followed by sympathetic reassurance is the key to returning an individual to a normal life.
Dr Chitkara is highly experienced in many aspects of heart disease, his expertise have been acquired from a long, traditional training programme at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. He was awarded an M.D in 2008 after a period of research in intervention at the University of Leicester. He subsequently undertook an Interventional Fellowship at the highly renowned Leeds General Infirmary and gained a wealth of experience in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI).
He has performed at least 5,000 coronary angiograms and 2,500 simple and complex PCI procedures, primarily via a radial route and considers himself to be a radial operator. Dr Chitkara was instrumental in establishing primary angioplasty for the acute management of myocardial infarction (heart attack) at The Royal Derby Hospital and he has also successfully established an uncontrolled hypertension clinic.
Dr Chitkara is also an expert in non-coronary interventional/preventive cardiology and has other diverse clinical interests. Dr Chitkara prides himself in being an approachable and fun loving guy with a keen interest in golf.
Dr Chitkara’s practice comprises a broad spectrum of cardiological conditions, specialising in the management of ischaemic heart disease, percutaneous coronary intervention (routine and complex coronary angioplasty and stenting), the investigation of cardiac causes of stroke, hypertension, management of valvular heart disease and the treatment of heart failure.Dr Chitkara performs the vast majority of procedures via the radial (wrist) artery. In fact, patients who have experienced both methods, and who require a repeat procedure actually specifically request a transradial approach.He also has a strong interest in the investigation of palpitations, dizzy spells, blackouts, chest pain and breathlessness and a special interest in Drug Resistant Hypertension.
Dr Chitkara was instrumental in establishing primary angioplasty for the acute management of myocardial infarction (heart attack) at The Royal Derby Hospital.
Dr Chitkara regularly organises interactive National case based discussion courses which are run in collaboration with a panel of experts and aimed at final year SpRs and new Consultants.
He is the Research Lead for the Department of Cardiology at Derby Hospital and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals with abstracts for national and international meetings. He also has vast experience of successful grant and ethics applications, statistical analysis and manuscript preparation.
Some of the conditions that Dr. Chitkara treats include:
· Angina (chest pain)
· Shortness of breath
· Hypertension (high blood pressure)
· Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
· Diseases of the heart valves
· Arrhythmia (irregular heart beat)
· Congestive heart failure
· Coronary artery disease
· Dizziness and syncope (fainting), POTS
· Edema (swelling)
· High cholesterol