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I’m a Consultant Cardiologist - GMC registration number 6072673 – based at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital where I’m a Heart Failure & Device Consultant. I also treat private patients at the Spire and BMI hospitals in Manchester and Cheshire.


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What services do I offer?

I’m a Consultant Cardiologist based at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital where I specialise in Heart Failure and Device therapy. In addition I treat private patients at the Spire and BMI hospitals in Manchester and Cheshire. Here I work with some of the top cardiologists in the North West.

Patients come to me with a range of cardiovascular problems, such as chest pain, angina, palpitations, breathlessness or blackouts. I investigate symptoms using a range of tests and provide advice and treatment to achieve the best outcomes for my cardiac patients.

My particular areas of expertise are in advanced heart failure and complex pacemaker implantation, but I also specialise in general cardiology.

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My clinical and research interests

I completed a British Heart Foundation funded PhD, investigating the influence of insulin-resistance on vascular regeneration alongside work looking at heart failure outcomes. During this reseach period, I published over 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

I’m currently working with Manchester University to investigate TRIAGE HF, a new way of monitoring patients using cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). I’m also part of a group investigating the potential applications of single chamber ICDs with AF detection capability.

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Heart Failure & Device Consultant Cardiologist at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

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PhD University of Leeds 2012
MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2006
MBChB University of Leeds 2003
BSc Pharmacology Class I University of Leeds 2001

Additional training

European Heart Rhythm Association Certified Device Level 2 (Full Accreditation) EHRA 2016
British Society of Echocardiography Full Accreditation BSE 2011

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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.

Award for cardiologist-led service that identifies, diagnoses and treats patients with heart failure.
Matt created The Primary Care Heart Failure Service, a project which was shortlisted for a HSJ Partnership Award.

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British Cardiovascular Society

British Society for Heart Failure

European Heart Rhythm Association

British Heart Rhythm Society

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Dr Matthew Kahn, consultant cardiologist and specialist in heart failure, wearing scrubs and with a stethoscope.
HSJ Partnership Awards 2020 finalist for best
Matt created The Primary Care Heart Failure Service

Other areas that might interest you


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

Where I practise

Find clinic times and information about the hospitals where I practise.

Case studies

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