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Professor Attila Kardos

Consultant Cardiologist


Practices at: The Saxon Clinic

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Personal Profile

Professor Kardos graduated with a distinction in 1988 from Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical School Szeged, Hungary. During his time as a junior doctor at Szeged University he spent almost two years at the Heart Centre in Bad Krozingen as a research fellow. He was later awarded with a Research Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology. This and the subsequent Norman Collisson Fellowship allowed Professor Kardos to spend almost five years as a post-doc fellow at the University Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in Oxford.

With the support of leading healthcare professionals in cardiology Dr Kardos broadened his knowledge in the autonomic regulation of the cardiovascular system; familiarising himself with exercise physiology in this environment. He also spent some time working as a University lecturer at the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine University in Oxford. During and subsequent to his research years Professor Kardos published and contributed to ninety-three peer-reviewed papers. He has also been invited to and has given lectures at over 140 national and international conferences, at many of which he was keynote speaker.

After his cardiology training in Szeged and Oxford (John Radcliffe Hospital), Professor Kardos was appointed Consultant Cardiologist in 2003 at Milton Keynes NHS Hospital Foundation Trust. He currently consults at MKUH as well as holding the role of clinical lead in multimodality cardiac imaging. In addition to this post he has an Honorary Consultant appointment at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, and the title of Honorary Senior lecturer to the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford. For his academic achievement he has been awarded with a personal Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Buckingham in March 2018.

Over and above his consultancy work Professor Kardos is a member of the Scientific Committee of the XVIIIth - XXIth Congresses of the European Society of Cardiology and is a scientific reviewer for Heart, American Journal of Cardiology; Catheterisation and Cardiovascular Intervention; Journal of Cardiovascular Risk and Cardiovascular Endocrinology & Metabolism. He sits on the Editorial board of 6 Peer reviewed Journals and on Scientific Committees of International Conferences.

Outside of work commitments he takes a keen interest in technology, travel, sports and spending time at home with his family and dog.

Clinical Interests

  • Chest pain symptoms
  • Breathing problems
  • Murmurs
  • Heart Failure
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Rhythm problems, Palpitations
  • Faints
  • Non-invasive cardiovascular images (advanced echocardiography, Cardiac CT, Cardiac MRI): Angiogram, Pacemaker implantation

Research interests

  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Clinical Trials on the field of hear t failure, angina, heart attack, valve disease
  • Cardiovascular imaging including advanced echocardiography, cardiac CT, CMR
  • Cardiac –Oncology
  • Various biomarkers in cardiovascular disease
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exploration of digital health
  • Utilisation of artificial intelligence in cardiovascular diagnostics
  • Professor Kardos has been chief investigator in a number of commercial and non-commercial multicentre clinical trials

Professional Memberships

  • Vice Chair  of Research and Development, Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Member of over 10 National and International Professional Societies including:
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), UK (RCP)
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)

Member of :

  • British Cardiovascular Society (BCS)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • British Society of Echocardiography (BSE)
  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)
  • American Society  of Echocardiography (ASE)
  • Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT)

  • Consultant Cardiologist Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Personal Chair at University of Buckingham (Honorary Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine)
  • Clinical Lead in Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Hon. Senior Lecturer Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford
  • Hon. Consultant Cardiologist, Oxford University Hospital NHS TrustFounder and course director of accredited several teaching courses with international faculty from between 2007 and 2017.