Dr Jonathan Byrne is an interventional cardiologist who specialises in the treatment of coronary artery disease. This involves treating with patients with angina, heart failure, heart rhythm disturbances and high blood pressure.
A large part of Dr Byrne's practice is concerned with the treatment of coronary artery disease including angioplasty and stent procedures. He also treats patients with valvular heart disease with new treatments which do not require an operation, such as TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) and Mitraclip (percutaneous treatment of the mitral valve). Dr Byrne performs a number of imaging tests for the heart including transoesophageal echocardiography and cardiac CT scanning.
Dr Byrne completed his undergraduate medical training in Bristol and then continued general professional medical training in the South-East of England and London. He then undertook a PhD in the academic department of Cardiology at King's College Hospital examining molecular mechanisms underlying left ventricular hypertrophy. Following completion of his PhD Dr Byrne undertook specialist training in Cardiology on the South Thames rotation.
He continued his training in interventional cardiology at King's College Hospital from 2004, and on Vancouver Island as a Boston scientific sponsored Interventional Fellow. Following his return to the UK in 2007 Dr Byrne completed his training in interventional cardiology, talong with transoeophageal echocardiography and cardiac CT scanning.