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About

I’m a Consultant Cardiologist based at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. I also treat private patients at the Spire Manchester, BMI The Alexandra in Cheshire and at The Rowan Suite in Liverpool.

 

Services I offer Research Qualifications & Training Creating the PCHFS Awards & Membership

What services do I offer?

I treat patients with a range of cardiovascular problems such as chest pain, angina, palpitations, breathlessness and blackouts. I also specialise in heart failure and cardiac implantable electronic devices, which means I use devices like pacemakers and ICDs to treat patients with heart rhythm problems or heart failure.

I offer a full package of services to my patients, including consultations, tests and treatments. My NHS base is Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, and I also treat patients at private hospitals and clinics in Manchester, Chesire and Liverpool.

As well as treating heart failure, I also offer heart health checks for anyone who is worried about their heart. These involve a series of tests and investigations that can identify heart problems early, or simply put your mind at ease that all is well.

I understand that having problems with your heart can be very worrying, and that you may have lots of questions. So all of my patients are given full contact details, including my mobile number, and I always respond quickly to questions or concerns.

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My clinical and research interests

I’m continually involved in research projects that further our understanding of heart failure and how we can treat it.

After completing my medical degree, I won funding from the British Heart Foundation to complete a PhD investigating heart failure outcomes and the influence of insulin-resistance on vascular regeneration. I presented my work nationally and internationally, and published over 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals. I also won the British Atherosclerosis Young Investigator of the Year Award for this work.

I’m currently working with Manchester University to investigate TRIAGE-HF, which is a new way of monitoring patients remotely using cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs).

Since moving to Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, I’ve also developed close links with ‘The Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science’ (LCCS). This is a collaborative research programme that brings together world-leading specialists in cardiovascular medicine. The aim is to improve the cardiovascular health in the city of Liverpool and I am excited to be a part of it.

I also thoroughly enjoy sharing new findings and best practice with others. I teach medical students and junior doctors, and share expertise with other consultants and GPs.


NHS Base

 

My current NHS based is Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital where I am a Heart Failure & Device Consultant Cardiologist.

My GMC registration number is 6072673

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Qualifications and Training

I have gained extra qualifications and completed additional training to further advance my skills in General Cardiology and in my specialist area, Heart Failure & Complex Device Therapy.

Certificate of Completion of Higher (Specialist) Training (Cardiology & General (Internal) Medicine)) 2016

European Heart Rhythm Association Certified Device Level 2 (Full Accreditation) EHRA 2016

European Heart Rhythm Association Certified Device Level 1 EHRA 2015

Cardiology Knowledge Based Assessment 2014

PhD Awarded University of Leeds 2012

British Society of Echocardiography Full Accreditation BSE 2011

MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2006

MBChB University of Leeds 2003

BSc Pharmacology Class I University of Leeds 2001

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Dr Matthew Kahn, consultant cardiologist and specialist in heart failure, wearing scrubs and with a stethoscope.

Creating the Primary Care Heart Failure Service

I’m proud to have taken a lead role in setting up and developing the award-winning ‘Primary Care Heart Failure Service’. This is a service that provides specialist support to GP practices, helping to identify and care for heart failure patients more effectively within the community.

Whilst working at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, I became aware of inequalities in the provision of care for people with heart failure, and in the provision of complex cardiac devices. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is likely to have increased these inequalities as waiting times have lengthened, and as there have been delays in access to diagnostic services.

The Primary Care Heart Failure Service was set up with the aim of addressing these inequalities. Our project works with primary care providers, such as GP practices, to identify and support heart failure patients. To do this, we use clinical audit to identify patients with established heart failure who may benefit from additional support or access to therapy including cardiac devices, like pacemakers or ICDs.

The service then provides specialist support within GP practices for these patients. During the pandemic, and the period of increased pressure on the NHS, this has helped to ensure more heart failure patients have access to the best care available.

Established in January 2018 by Inspira Health, and sponsored by Medtronic, the service has already offered support in over 100 GP practices across England. This has had significant benefits, with over 25% of patients reviewed being eligible for complex device therapy and close to 50% of patients receiving specialist medical optimisation by a consultant cardiologist in the community.

These achievements were recognised by the HSJ Partnership Awards in 2020 with the service being named as a finalist for ‘Best healthcare provider partnership with the NHS.’

If you’re a GP and would like more information on this, please call us on 0161 726 5100.

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General Practice Awards 2021 - Nominated
Award for cardiologist-led service that identifies, diagnoses and treats patients with heart failure.
HSJ Partnership Awards 2020 finalist for best

Awards

Finalist for HSJ Partnership Award for Primary Care Heart Failure & Device Service.

Finalist for NHS Parliamentary Award.

Winner of the British Atherosclerosis Young Investigator of the Year Award.

Finalist for the British Cardiovascular Society Young Researcher Award.

Finalist for the University of Leeds Postgraduate Researcher Award.

Finalist for the Diabetes UK Young Researcher Award.

Membership

British Cardiovascular Society

British Society for Heart Failure

European Heart Rhythm Association

British Heart Rhythm Society

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Where I practise

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Symptoms & Conditions

I treat breathlessness, palpitations, chest pain, angina, heart failure and other heart conditions in Liverpool, Manchester and Cheshire. Call to book

Treatments

See treatments I offer including pacemakers, ICDs (implantable cardiac defibrillators) and biventricular pacemakers.

Case studies

Read about our patients’ experiences of diagnosis, treatment and recovery.