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Professor Sven Plein, Consultant Cardiologist

Specialist Details
Full name

Prof. Sven Plein




Consultant Cardiologist



Site specialisation

Heart and vascular system

Site specialisation 2
Clinical interests

Cardiac Imaging, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure, Heart valve disease, Myocarditis, Aortic disease

Background Information

Professor Plein is a recognized world leading expert in cardiac imaging and cardiac MRI. Prof Plein studied medicine in Marburg/Germany and received an MD from the Phillips University in Marburg/Germany in 1995 and a PhD from the University of Leeds in 2004. He is now a Professor of Cardiology, British Heart Foundation Senior Clinical Research Fellow and a Consultant Cardiologist.   
Prof Plein's main clinical and research interest is cardiovascular imaging, with a focus on cardiac MRI and imaging. He has published more than 150 research papers and many book chapters in this field. He holds numerous positions in international cardiovascular and imaging societies, including Vice-presidency of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and Chairman of the Association's CMR Section, Senior Associate Editor of European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging and he is a former member of the board of Trustees of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

Languages spoken

English, German

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Additional Career Information
Year qualified



European Society of Cardiology European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging British Cardiovascular Society Society for  Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Royal College of Physicians

NHS hospitals

Leeds Teaching Hospital


British Heart Foundation Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Research interests

Cardiac Imaging, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure, Heart valve disease

Key published papers

Greenwood JP, Maredia N, Younger JF, Brown JM, Nixon J, Everett CC, Bijsterveldt P, Ridgway JP, Radjenovic A, Dickinson C, Ball SG, Plein S. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance and single-photon emission computed tomography for diagnosis of coronary heart disease (CE-MARC): a prospective trial. The Lancet. 2012;379:453-60 Kim WY, Danias PG, Stuber M, Flamm SD, Plein S, Nagel E, Langerak SE, Weber OM, Pedersen EM, Schmidt M, Botnar RM, Manning WJ. Coronary Magnetic Resonance Angiography for the Detection of Coronary Stenoses. N Engl J Med 2001; 345:1863-1869 Greenwood JP, Motwani M, Maredia N, Brown JM, Everett CC, Nixon J, Bijsterveld P, Dickinson CJ, Ball SG, Plein S. Comparison of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography in Women With Suspected Coronary Artery Disease From the Clinical Evaluation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Coronary Heart Disease (CE-MARC) Trial. Circulation. 2014;129:1129-3 Lockie TP, Rolandi MC, Guilcher A, Perera D, De Silva K, Williams R, Asrress KN, Patel K, Plein S, Chowienczyk P, Siebes M, Redwood SR, Marber MS. Synergistic adaptations to exercise in the systemic and coronary circulations that underlie the warm-up angina phenomenon.Circulation. 2012;126:2565-74 Jogiya R, Kozerke S, Perera D, Chiribiri A, De Silva K, Kozerke S, Marber M, Nagel E, Redwood S, Plein S. Validation of dynamic three-dimensional whole heart magnetic resonance myocardial perfusion imaging against fractional flow reserve for the detection of significant coronary artery disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;60:756-6


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