Hi there, my name is Ian and I am an experienced Clinical Cardiac Physiologist.
I have been working within healthcare since 2010 when I was first employed in the NHS. Since then I have helped 1000’s of patients of all shapes and sizes, different nationalities and ethnicities, and all ages from infants to our eldest elders >100 years of age.
I spent two years working for a large public hospital in Wellington, New Zealand where I gained my specialist training in Cardiac Ultrasound (Echocardiography).
Returning to the UK in 2017, I re-joined the NHS working at York Teaching Hospital.
BSc Biomedical Sciences (Physiology) Hons
BSc Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) Hons
Cardiac Ultrasound (Echocardiography)
Active Heart Health
In early 2019 I embarked on a new journey, to learn about the latest mobile technology advances in heart medicine with a view of bringing my knowledge and smart technology to people in their own homes.
“To empower people to actively take charge of their heart health and in doing so feel more confident about it whilst seeing their quality of life improve.”
In particular I want to highlight to my readers the well studied but less well publicised Two Silent Killers of heart medicine. As their title suggests these are two heart conditions which should not be ignored by anyone but especially those in the older age groups (50+) as they are at greater risk of developing them.
What are the Two Silent Killers?
- Hypertension – more commonly known as high blood pressure.
- Atrial Fibrillation – often abbreviated to AF, is a particular irregular heart rhythm.
These two heart conditions typically cause little or no symptoms, but they increase a persons risk of a heart attack or stroke, hence why they are called Silent Killers.
Know your numbers
The goal of Active Heart Health is to highlight these Two Silent Killers and how to reduce your risk of premature illness or death.
It is critical to regularly check:
- Blood pressure (Systolic blood pressure and Diastolic blood pressure) using a home blood pressure monitor – Are these pressures normal?
- Heart rate and heart rhythm – Is your heart rhythm regular like a ticking clock or is it irregular?