Dr Michael Mullen, Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Michael Mullen is Consultant Cardiologist at The Heart Hospital, University College London Hospitals and is co-founder of London Heart Specialists, Harley Street Clinic.

Dr Mullen specialises in structural heart intervention, valvular heart disease, adult congenitalAny condition present since birth. heart disease and Marfan syndrome. He has been involved in the implementation of new technologies such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), Mitraclip repair of the mitral valveA valve in the heart located between the left atrium (one of the two upper chambers of the heart) and the left ventricle (one of the two lower chambers). and device closure of patent foramen ovalePersistence in the opening between the two upper chambers (atria) of the heart beyond birth. (PFO) and atrial septal defects (ASDAtrial septal defect, a hole in the wall separating the two upper chambers of the heart (atria).).

Following his qualification from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne he went on to undertake higher cardiology training in Sheffield, London, and Toronto. Dr Mullen is a member of the British Medical Association, British Cardiac Intervention Society, British Congenital Cardiac Association, and the Royal College of Physicians of London.

Personal treatment philosophy: To ensure that each patient is seen and treated by the most appropriate specialists integrating the skills and expertise of cardiacRelating to the heart surgeons and cardiologists.

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) - Latest Treatments for Aortic Stenosis

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    Latest Treatments for Aortic Stenosis, including:

    Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), Balloon Aortic Valvuplasty (BAV) and Drugs

    This article follows on from the the previous introductory article by Dr Mullen and Mr Yap - Treating Aortic Stenosis and describes the latest technologies and non-surgical treatments for Aortic Stenosis
  • Diagnosing and Treating Aortic Stenosis - TAVI and other options

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    The healthy heart has a number of valves which prevent the bloodA fluid that transports oxygen and other substances through the body, made up of blood cells suspended in a liquid. from flowing backwards. Normally these delicate structures, which are made of thin flexible and durable tissueA group of cells with a similar structure and a specialised function., work efficiently over the 2000 million heart beats that occur during the course of our lives. When you consider this statistic it is not surprising that on occasions the heart valves can begin to fail. This can occur in one of two ways. Firstly, and most commonly, the valve tissue can become narrowed or stenosed. Alternatively the valves can begin to leak. This is known as regurgitation or incompetence.

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