Dr Helen Dormand

Personal profile

Dr Dormand is a cardiologist with a specialist interest in cardiac imaging. Having qualified from the University of Cambridge she has undertaken training in cardiology in Edinburgh, Trent and the Northwest of England with additional specialist imaging training in cardiovascular MRI at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

She has returned to Scotland, having previously been based at Manchester Royal Infirmary, a large tertiary centre for emergency and routine cardiology care including for those with congenital heart disease or genetic conditions. She is a trainer in advanced cardiac imaging and a speaker at multiple regional and national conferences.

Her expertise encompasses all aspects of cardiology, but particularly the assessment and management of those with chest pain and ischaemic heart disease, heart muscle disorders (cardiomyopathies) and valve disease. This extends to pre-operative assessment of cardiac health before surgery, screening for cardiac conditions using imaging technology, caring for those with heart complications from blood disorders and imaging for congenital heart disease.

Having undertaken specialist training in cardiovascular imaging she uses transthoracic echo, including stress echo, along with CT and MRI to investigate and monitor her patients’ health, when this is needed, and can also perform imaging investigations on behalf of her colleagues. 

Professional Memberships

  • British Cardiac Society
  • British Society of Echocardiography
  • Society of Cadiovascular CT
  • Society of Cardiovascular MRI
  • British society of Cardiovascular MRI
  • Royal College Physicians of Edinburgh

Clinical Interests

  • Chest pain and ischaemic heart disease
  • Valve disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Pre-operative cardiac assessment
  • Cardiac imaging – echo including stress echo, cardiovascular CT and Cardiovascular MRI

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Borders General Hospital - NHS Borders
  • The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh - NHS Lothian

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