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Dr Dan McKenzie is a Consultant Cardiologist based in Bath and Bristol with a specialist interest in complex angioplasty.

He works full time at the Royal United Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and contributes to the 24/7 Emergency Service at the Bristol Heart Institute, which covers the regional heart attack service.

He provides a contemporary, evidence-based service, which is patient focused, to investigate and treat a broad range of cardiovascular problems. These include the investigations and management of chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations and fainting.

His sub-speciality is coronary intervention – using wires, balloons and stents to treat narrowings within coronary arteries. He is a high volume operator and performs the majority of his cases through the radial artery, which is proven to be the safest route.

He has an excellent outcomes and safety record with a complication rate well below those predicted in the British Cardiovascular Interventional Society (BCIS) statistical model (0.75% actual vs. 2.3% predicted).

The most important person during any investigation or procedure is always the patient and he is strongly engaged with governance and quality improvement to ensure that teams work effectively to provide the best patient care possible.

He is closely involved in the education and training of Junior Doctors and contributes to a number of national and international research trials and registries. Dr McKenzie sits on the National BCIS Council and is a member of the BCIS Training and Education Group.

Clinical Interests

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Angioplasty and stenting
  • Angina/chest pain
  • Heart failure


  • Coronary intervention

Research interests:

  • Stents
  • Antiplatelet medication
  • Pressure wires
  • Risk avoidance

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