We are already delighted that Dr Graham Stuart and his wife Maggie are joining us for the ride on their tandem but they have just confirmed as sponsors of the water bottles for the ride. The arrangement will see Sports Cardiology’s logo on all the riders water bottles along the route as well as their logo on the riders jersey plus all of our printed literature.
We will be arranging some dates for all to take advantage of a Cardiac Screening with Graham which includes an ECG screening and cardiac questionnaire for just £55! Given his expertise and that of his team got me to transplant and beyond I can 100% recommend having this done!
Dr Graham Stuart is Consultant Cardiologist at the Congenital Heart Unit in Bristol where he is Lead Cardiologist for the Inherited Cardiac Conditions service and Director of the Arrhythmia Service for Children and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease.
Graham trained initially in paediatrics before moving to paediatric cardiology. He completed undertook registrar posts in Newcastle upon Tyne and Birmingham. In the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon Tyne he was the Sir Jules Thorne Research Fellow where he completed 3 years of research into the effect of cardiopulmonary bypass on cerebral blood flow in infants. This resulted in the Michael Blacow Award from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. As Senior Registrar in Birmingham he underwent further training in paediatric and adult cardiology, adult congenital heart disease and electrophysiology.
Graham has a clinical and research interest in the effect of exercise on the heart. He is Chair of the Healthy Heart UK research group which is introducing exercise training to children with congenital heart disease. He is Scientific Advisor to Marfan Association UK and Principle Investigator in a variety of studies on sudden death, Marfan syndrome and defibrillator development. His main clinical interest is in interventional electrophysiology in congenital heart disease. In 2008 he was recipient of the UK Arrhythmia Alliance “Outstanding Contribution to Electrophysiology” Award. In January 1993, Graham joined the Congenital Heart Unit in Cardiff where he helped set up the surgical service. In 1998 he crossed the Severn to join the Bristol Congenital Heart unit where he developed the Adult Congenital Heart unit and set up the cardiac obstetric service and inherited cardiac conditions service.
Since 2005, Graham has been Medical Director of Sports Cardiology UK – a company specialising in the assessment and management of athletes with cardiac disease (www.sportscardiology.co.uk). This is part of an extended midlife crisis which will only be resolved when the Scottish Rugby team rise again to win the Rugby World Cup.