Cardiology

Cardiology. Cardiologists are doctors who diagnose, assess and treat patients with diseases and defects of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system).

Medical Procedures

Our Consultants can offer support of:

  • Invasive Coronary Angiography (Radial and Femoral approach)
  • Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Heart Risk Scoring (JBS-3/Qrisk 2/3 and Framingham/MESA/Astrocharm)
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (Theory and Image analysis)
  • Fractional Flow Reserve (Theory and analysis only)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (Theory and analysis only)

Qualifications

BSc, MBChB, MRCP, MD

Member of British Cardiac Society
Membership of British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (President)
Society Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)


Special Interests

Preventive Cardiology
Risk re-classification
Vulnerable Plaque Identification (CT/IVUS/OCT)
Heart attack avoidance
Dietary strategies to control HbA1c
Blood Lipids and cardiac risk
Obesity, weight loss and metabolic syndrome


Biography

Dr Scott Murray is an experienced Consultant Cardiologist based in Liverpool, UK. Following his graduation from Glasgow University with a First Class Honours BSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine (1999), his initial research work was presented at the American Heart Association and involved BNP and ACE genotype work in Athletic LVH and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Upon completion of his medical degree in 2001 he relocated to Liverpool and begun training in General Medicine and Cardiology, specialising in Interventional Cardiology, in particular intravascular imaging (IVUS) in stable and unstable coronary artery disease. During this time he undertook periods of research at The Thoraxcentre in Rotterdam and in Virginia, USA focusing on using intravascular ultrasound and Cardiac CT to diagnose ‘vulnerable plaques’ in patients. His research led to numerous publications, awards and also the post-graduate MD degree from The University of Liverpool.

See here for publications:

https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=OyXQIsIAAAAJ&hl=en

Scott now has a specialist interest in Preventative Cardiology after spending 10 years + focused on the vulnerable coronary plaque. He now prefers to solely deal with the “vulnerable patient” and believes in attenuating individual risks. He has given a recent keynote lecture at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London available to view here:

Dr Scott Murray: Preventing the heart of the future

Scott works at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in General Cardiology and is highly proficient in all aspects of this. He has several leadership roles locally in the sustainability and transformation plans (Demand and Prevention Lead) and he is the current President of the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR). www.bacpr.com

Scott prides himself on his “down to earth” rapport with patients, his ability to explain complex concepts in basic language and he tries hard to treat every patient like family. He is married (to another Doctor!) with three young boys and lives in West Kirby, Wirral. He doesn’t get to golf as much as he would like these days!

You can keep up with his activities on twitter @DrScottMurray

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