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I am a smart-working Consultant Cardiologist.


My specialties are heart-related diseases of adults and internal medicine. I have broad experience in interventional cardiology since 2002. I am at my best performing interventions (angioplasties using balloons and stents) to widen the blockages causing symptoms of angina. I am an early adopter of new techniques.



My particular clinical interests involve performing so-called "slender" procedures via the wrist through small catheters using advanced methods - trans-radial PCI, invasive haemodynamics, pressure wire measurements, IVUS, OCT and rotational atherectomy. I also believe in dual-axis rotational angiography using a contrast injector and small, 4F (1.33 mm) catheters. That makes it possible to use a small amount of contrast media (usually 20-25 ml), which is a great advantage, especially if the patient's kidneys are not performing well.



I graduated from the Faculty of Medicine from Tartu University, Estonia, in 1988 and performed further specialisation in internal medicine and cardiology at Tampere University Hospital, Finland.



Between 1996-1998 I worked as a Consultant at the Intensive Care Department at Kuopio University Hospital in Professor Jukka Takala's team.



In 2002, I was offered an interventional post in Stockholm, Sweden. So between 2002-2010, I worked as an Interventional Cardiologist at Karolinska and Danderyd University Hospitals in Stockholm, Sweden. After that, I worked for four months at Emergency NGO at the Salam Centre for Cardiovascular Surgery in Khartoum, Sudan.



I am a Member of The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) and The British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS), and the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI). I am a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and an International Associate Member of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) of London.



I have worked as a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at NNUH since May 2010. That is a shared post; I also support James Paget Hospital with Cardiology services. From June 2017-2020, NNUH appointed me as Cardiology Service Director. In addition, I am an Executive Coach and also work with digital health problems. I recently achieved MBA via NYU.


I am a first Dahn Black Belt (JKN) in Korean Traditional Martial Arts and training to achieve the second Dahn level.



I love to ride my Harley-Davidson motorbike. In addition, I like Apple Computers & Gadgets, Blues and Jazz. I am married with five children.


I speak fluent English, Estonian, Swedish, Finnish and some Russian.

You can find more comprehensive profile via my LinkedIn page and also follow me on twitter @kardiostarltd.