Dr Dan McKenzie is a Consultant Cardiologist with a particular interest in complex angioplasty. He works full time at The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and also contributes to the 24/7 regional emergency heart attack and cardiac arrest service within the Bristol Heart Institute.
Dr McKenzie consults on a range of heart conditions; investigating patients with symptoms that include chest pain, breathlessness, lightheadedness, irregular heartbeats and fainting.
His sub-speciality is coronary intervention, using thin wires, balloons and stents to expand blocked or narrowed coronary arteries to improve blood flow to the heart muscle and relieve angina. He performed this procedure 487 times between 2016 and 2017, as opposed to the average of 248. Furthermore, 91% of his interventional procedures are performed through the blood vessel in the wrist (the radial artery) which has been proven to be the safest route. Moreover, he has an exceptional safety record and a much lower complication rate of 1.4%, compared to the 2.6% predicted from the British Cardiovascular Interventional Society (BCIS).
Dr McKenzie strongly believes in providing the best quality care to his patients by taking into account the patient’s needs and explaining everything as clearly as possible before ordering investigations or performing an angioplasty procedure.
Furthermore, he trains Junior Doctors and is involved in several Research Trials both nationally and internationally. He is on the National BCIS Council and is a representative of the BCIS Training and Education Group.
Apart from his clinical work, he enjoys spending time with his family and is a keen sportsman: running, cycling and skiing and has run both full and half marathons. His goals this year are to complete an Olympic distance triathlon and a sub 4-hour marathon.
The alternative number to speak to Dr McKenzie's secretary is 01225 838833
British Society of Cardiology (BSC)
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS)
European Association for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (EAPCI)
British Society of Heart Failure