Dr Vellore J Karthikeyan

Dr Vellore J Karthikeyan

MBBS MD FRCP (London) FACC FESC

Cardiology

25 years of experience
9 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.93

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“very pleasant experience, put me at ease and fully explained what the process is/are going to be“
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Subspecialty

  • General (Internal) Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam
  • Urdu
  • Telugu
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 5207205
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £175

    Follow-up appointment: £120

    Practices worked at

    The Alexandra Hospital

    Mill Lane, Cheadle, United Kingdom, SK8 2PX
    656 reviews

    Royal Albert Edward Infirmary

    Wigan Road, Wigan, United Kingdom, WN1 2NN
    0 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    19:00 - 20:00
    Wed
    19:00 - 20:00
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
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    About

    Dr. V J Karthikeyan is a consultant cardiologist specialising in interventional cardiology. He completed his undergraduate medical degree in India at the University of Bangalore in 1999 before relocating to the UK to continue his training and practice. On completion of his general medical training and a higher research degree in cardiovascular medicine in the West Midlands, he continued to add to his knowledge and skillset by completing a structured training programme in cardiology in Mersey Deanery, including high intensity sub-specialty training in percutaneous coronary intervention.

    Since qualifying as a consultant in 2013, Dr. Karthikeyan has continued to add to his interventional skills in all cardiology settings, while continuing to manage patients with a wide range of cardiology problems. In addition, he has been able to introduce services such as the Primary PCI programme to the population of North Wales. He is also active in research and has made a significant contribution to the expansion of research in cardiovascular medicine as well as introduction of clinical governance and risk management policies in the cardiac catheterisation labs.

    Dr. Karthikeyan is dedicated to professional development and works hard to ensure that he maintains up to date with scientific progression in his field to make sure that he is always practicing evidence based cardiology and giving the latest treatments to his patients should they require it. He prides himself on his dedication to his practice and his patients, ensuring that his care is patient-centred and that he is able to tailor his care towards the individual needs of each of his patients.

    Procedures

    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • Echocardiogram
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    Special interests

    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Angina
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Heart Attack
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Atrial Flutter
    • Chest Pain
    • Palpitations
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Dyslipidaemia
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Ventricular Fibrillation
    • Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD)
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    Education

    • MBBS Bangalore University, India
    • 22/02/1999
    • MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians, London, United Kingdom
    • 24/11/2004
    • MD University of Birmingham
    • 06/12/2012
    • FESC European Society of Cardiology
    • 30/11/2015
    • FRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians, London, United Kingdom
    • 01/06/2017
    • FACC (USA) American College of Cardiology, Atlanta, USA 
    • 02/05/2020

    Memberships:

    • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
    • British Cardiovascular Society
    • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
    • European Society of Cardiology
    • Royal College of Physicians, London
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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.93
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    4/15
    Atrial Fibrillation
    3/15
    High Blood Pressure
    3/15
    Angina
    2/15
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    2/15
    Heart Attack
    2/15
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    2/15
    Atrial Flutter
    1/15
    Chest Pain
    1/15
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    1/15
    General (Internal) Medicine
    1/15
    Palpitations
    1/15
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    very pleasant experience, put me at ease and fully explained what the process is/are going to be
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Hi Dr VJK made me feel comfortable and explained everything and made me feel at ease, this is the first time i have been in this kind of situation and i was extremely apprehensive apart from when i broke my leg which was not potentially life threatening. Regards Dean
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    The doctor provided a most satisfactory consultation, addressing all of the relevant issues with thoroughness and sensitivity and answering all questions and concerns in a very helpful, efficient and professional manner throughout. Highly recommended.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    My consultation was carried out impeccably by Dr Karthik who explained everything in a simple manner and put me at ease throughout the examination
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Dr Karthikeyan listened to me and looked at all times really interested in the explanations of my symptoms he asked pertinent questions and provided good feedback showing interest I'm me both as a patient and as a person. He took time to answer my questions fully and in a language I could understand. I came away with a clearer understanding of what was happening to me and what our plan was. I am very happy and confident with both Dr Karthikenyan and the outcome.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Dr Karthikeyan treated me in a professional and caring manner, he listened to me at every stage of my treatment. He explained what treatment I needed and took the time to ensure that I understood everything. I have every confidence in him.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    He gave me a clear and concise explanation of my condition in a way that l could understood and which has enabled me to resume many aspects of my life that had been put on hold due to the a previous lack of clarity concerning my condition and its effects on my day to day life.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    From my first consultation with Dr K I was very impressed, he has an excellent and professional approach to his consultation. You are made to feel relaxed and he provided me with a detailed, yet simple explanation of his findings and treatment plan going forward. Equally his manner on the day of, and during my procedure very warm and comforting which filled me with complete confidence in his abilities and knowledge.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    In my 2 meetings with him the Dr explained what the diagnosis was, the procedures that would follow, and ongoing care in a clear, concise and professional manner. I had no doubt I was in the right place for my care
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Dr K instilled confidence in his abilities and was very personable.
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