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Dr Scot Garg

Consultant Cardiologist


Practices at: The Alexandra Hospital, The Beardwood Hospital

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Scot Garg is a Consultant Cardiologist with a practice focussed on all aspects of cardiology, with a specialist interest in the investigation and management of chest pain. He has performed in excess of 5000 heart X-ray procedures and >2000 coronary stent procedures (coronary angioplasty). He prides himself on timely and through clinical assessment, investigations and treatment as evidenced by his reviews (via Doctify).

Training & Appointment
Dr. Garg graduated from the University of Manchester in 1999 and completed his higher specialist training in cardiology and coronary angioplasty from the Yorkshire Deanery in 2008. Between 2008 and 2010 he worked with Prof Patrick Serruys at the world-renowned Thoraxcentre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, undertaking research in new coronary stents and in the risk stratification of patients treated by angioplasty. His PhD thesis entitled, ‘Risk Stratification in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Revascularisation’ was awarded cum laude by the Erasmus University, Rotterdam in 2011. His research work continues and has resulted in the publication of over 145 (>25 in 2020) papers in peer reviewed journals, together with numerous presentations at national and international meetings. He remains a peer reviewer for numerous cardiology journals.

In 2010 he undertook a Fellowship at the University Hospital of North Midlands, allowing intensive experience in all aspects of coronary angioplasty. He started his current post as Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in May 2011.

Current Practice
Dr. Garg works full-time in the NHS and is in part time independent practice. His annual in-patient and out-patient work load is in excess of a thousand patients covering all aspects of cardiology. Annually he performs approximately 500 heart X-ray procedures, including over 150 coronary stent procedures (coronary angioplasty). All his work is performed from the wrist (trans-radially).

He remains a committed teacher and is active in cardiovascular research. He continues to publish and is the Greater Manchester Cardiovascular Research Co-lead together with being an Honorary Professor of Cardiology at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

NHS Posts

  • Consultant Cardiologist East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Greater Manchester NIHR Cardiovascular Speciality Co-Lead
  • Honorary Professor of Cardiology, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

  • Assessment and treatment of coronary artery disease
  • Chest pain
  • Angina
  • General cardiology
  • Shortness of breath
  • Syncope; Palpitations
  • Valve disease
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • AF
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary angiogram
  • Diagnostic coronary angiograms
  • Radial access
  • Bypass graft studies
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • PCI
  • Radial PCI
  • Complex coronary intervention
  • Rotablation
  • Rotational atherectomy
  • Pressure wire
  • Left main stenting
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Blood pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Irregular heart rhythms
  • High cholesterol

Research Interests

  • Risk stratification for coronary revascularization
  • Coronary stents

Pubmed reference list