Neville Kukreja

Dr Neville Kukreja is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. He did his undergraduate studies in Cambridge and London before completing his basic medical and cardiology training in London. He underwent training in Interventional Cardiology at St Mary’s Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital in London and also at the internationally renowned Thoraxcenter in Rotterdam. He is currently on the General Medical Council’s specialist register with accreditation in both Cardiology and General Internal Medicine. He is a member of the British Cardiovascular Society, British Cardiovascular Intervention Society, European Society of Cardiology and European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. He has co-authored more than 40 original research articles, 10 review articles and 6 book chapters. He has also been a co-author of more than 45 scientific abstracts which have been presented at major national and international cardiology scientific meetings. He is a peer- reviewer for a number of high-impact journals. He has been an invited speaker and faculty member at major international cardiology meetings, including the American College of Cardiology (ACC), European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and American Heart Association (AHA). His clinical interests include general medicine, general cardiology with particular expertise in all aspects of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. His main research interests are the evaluation of new and existing drug-eluting stents and invasive coronary imaging (intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography). He currently contributes towards the general and interventional cardiology service at the East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, including the provision of daytime primary percutaneous coronary intervention for local patients suffering a heart attack. He also participates in the on call rota at the Harefield Heart Attack Centre, one of the busiest PPCI units in the country providing 24hr emergency treatment for heart attack patients from Northwest London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Berkshire.

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Given the prevalence of heart conditions in modern populations, new techniques for treating patients are highly warranted. This book will be required reading for researchers and healthcare practitioners, as it offers assessments of complications, the new transradial approach and an overview of drug-eluting stents. A special focus on percutaneous coronary interventions is evident, from chapters on pharmacotherapy, its relevance to 30-day mortality and the CANADA score, besides the treatment of patients with saphenous vein graft disease. Other treatment protocols addressed include therapeutic hypothermia and the drug-eluting balloon, cardiac postconditioning to limit cell death following myocardial infarction and rotablation in the drug-eluting Syent era. There is also a chapter on using contrast medium-induced nephropathy gram-iodine/GFR ratio to predict CIN.

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