Dr Mark Appleby – I am a senior NHS Consultant Cardiologist at Harrogate District Hospital and an Honorary Consultant at the Yorkshire Heart Centre in Leeds, regularly undertaking interventional procedures such as angioplasty and stenting.
I obtained my degree in Medical Sciences from Cambridge University and subsequently completed my medical training at Guys Hospital in London. My specialist cardiology training was undertaken at the Yorkshire Heart Centre in Leeds, gaining extensive experience in angiography, pacing and angioplasty.
Following completion of my training in the UK, I undertook an International Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at UCSF – Stanford in San Francisco. I have a wide experience of general cardiological conditions such as angina, heart failure, palpitations and syncope (fainting). I also have a special interest in Interventional Cardiology and have published extensively on coronary artery disease and stents.
I am delighted to see private patients referred by their General Practitioner or referring specialist and am always happy to see patients urgently where necessary. Whilst a referral letter from a GP/specialist is normal practice, this is not always practical as cardiac complaints can frequently be urgent and patients can be seen without a referral letter if necessary. SEE our APPOINTMENTS page for consulting times and locations.
IMPORTANT NOTE: A private cardiology consultation or heart tests performed in the private sector will not result in the loss of NHS privileges for the continuing care of your heart condition.
Pacemaker devices, Reveal Devices and heart failure devices are all managed at the BMI Duchy hospital using programmers. The equipment is based at the BMI Duchy hospital in the Cardiology department, but is portable and can be taken to assess a patient at another location as and when required. We have the software loaded up on the programmers for all the common devices, but please contact the department in advance if you have not visited before to give us further details regarding your device. We are in close contact with the devices companies for any specialist advice required.