Cardiologists are doctors who diagnose, assess and treat patients with diseases and defects of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system).
How can we help?
Our Consultants can offer support with:
Invasive Coronary Angiography
Heart Risk Scoring
Heart Rhythm Assessment /Electrocardiography
Invasive Coronary Angiography and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring
Optical Coherence Tomography
Preventative Cardiology/Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
Pre Non-Cardiac Surgery Risk Assessment and Cardiovascular Optimisation
Fractional Flow Reserve
Dizziness or Loss of Consciousness
Cardiac Calcium Scoring and Cardiovascular CT
Cardiovascular Risk Mitigation
Dr Scott Murray
Qualifications: BSc, MBChB, MRCP, MD
Memberships: Member of British Cardiac Society
Membership of British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (President)
Society Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)
Special Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Risk re-classification, Vulnerable Plaque Identification (CT/IVUS/OCT), Heart attack avoidance, Dietary strategies to control HbA1c, Blood Lipids and cardiac risk, Obesity, weight loss and metabolic syndrome
Dr Scott Murray is an experienced Consultant Cardiologist based in Liverpool, UK. Following his graduation from Glasgow University with a First Class Honours BSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine (1999), his initial research work was presented at the American Heart Association and involved BNP and ACE genotype work in Athletic LVH and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Upon completion of his medical degree in 2001 he relocated to Liverpool and begun training in General Medicine and Cardiology, specialising in Interventional Cardiology, in particular intravascular imaging (IVUS) in stable and unstable coronary artery disease. During this time he undertook periods of research at The Thoraxcentre in Rotterdam and in Virginia, USA focusing on using intravascular ultrasound and Cardiac CT to diagnose ‘vulnerable plaques’ in patients. His research led to numerous publications, awards and also the post-graduate MD degree from The University of Liverpool.
Scott now has a specialist interest in Preventative Cardiology after spending 10 years + focused on the vulnerable coronary plaque. He now prefers to solely deal with the “vulnerable patient” and believes in attenuating individual risks. He has given a recent keynote lecture at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London available to view here:
Scott works at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in General Cardiology and is highly proficient in all aspects of this. He has several leadership roles locally in the sustainability and transformation plans (Demand and Prevention Lead) and he is the current President of the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR).
Scott prides himself on his “down to earth” rapport with patients, his ability to explain complex concepts in basic language and he tries hard to treat every patient like family. He is married (to another Doctor!) with three young boys and lives in West Kirby, Wirral. He doesn’t get to golf as much as he would like these days!
You can keep up with his activities on twitter @DrScottMurray