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Dr Moj Goonewardene

Hospital

Bedford Hospital

Job Title

Consultant Cardiologist

Qualifications

BM MRCP (UK) CCDS

Other Roles

Dr Goonewardene is a certified cardiac device specialist with the American International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners and is accredited in adult echocardiography and doppler with the British Society of Echocardiography.

Areas of Special Interest

Dr Moj Goonewardene sees patients with breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness, collapsing, high blood pressure and chest pain. As well as general cardiology he has a specialist interest in heart failure, primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, loop recorder implantation, pacemaker implantation, cardiac resynchronisation therapy and implantable cardio defibrillators.

Education and Training

His specialty training in cardiology took place in several large tertiary referral centres such as Southampton University Hospital and Bristol Heart Institute-University Hospital Bristol. The last 2 years of his training was spent at Papworth Hospital (the UK's largest specialist cardiothoracic unit), training in cardiac device implantation, advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation.

Experience

In February 2016 he was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Bedford NHS Hospital. He is leading the heart failure and cardiac device service at Bedford Hospital and visits Papworth Hospital implanting complex cardiac devices.