Dr Matthew Kahn

Personal profile

Matthew is a Consultant Cardiologist (with a specialist interest in Advanced Heart Failure and Complex Pacing / Defibrillator implantation). He obtained his medical degree from the University of Leeds (2003) before completing his specialist training in Greater Manchester (accredited in Cardiology in addition to General Medicine).

He then undertook a Post CCT-Fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure & Device Therapy at Wythenshawe Hospital before taking up his current Consultant post at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (Heart Failure & Device Lead). He has full Accreditation from the European Heart Rhythm Association and is also accredited with the British Society of Echocardiography.

Matthew has a strong academic background having completed a PhD at the University of Leeds. He obtained a 1st Class Honours BSc degree in Pharmacology as an undergraduate which stimulated an interest in biomedical research. Having obtained his MRCP at the earliest opportunity, he secured short-term funding through the British Heart Foundation (BHF)-Scholarship scheme to undertake preliminary work in the Division of Cardiovascular & Diabetes Research at the University of Leeds.

He went on to secure a BHF-funded clinical research training fellowship during which time he undertook his proposed project investigating the influence of insulin-resistance on vascular regeneration alongside work looking at Heart Failure outcomes. He successfully completed his PhD in 2012. During his research period, he obtained over 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He presented his research at both national and international meetings and was a finalist for the 'British Cardiovascular Society Young Researcher Award', 'University of Leeds Post-Graduate Researcher Award', 'Diabetes UK Young Researcher Award' and winner of the 'British Atherosclerosis Young Investigator of the year Award'. 

Professional Memberships

  • British Society for Heart Failure
  • European Heart Rhythm Association
  • British Cardiac Society
  • British Heart Rhythm Society

Clinical Interests 

I am passionate about the early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. My aim is to deliver patient focused care in a sensitive and evidence-based manner.

Procedure List 

  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Biventricular Pacemaker Implantation (Cardiac Resynchronisation therapy)
  • Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator Implantation
  • Device Generator Changes / Revisions
  • Reveal LINQ Recorder Implantation
  • Device Interrogation

Common Presentations

Alongside my sub-specialty area of interest (Heart Failure and Complex Pacemaker therapy), I have a wealth of experience in all aspects of general cardiology in addition to general medical conditions. Cardiovascular disease can manifest in many ways (see below for some particular common complaints):

  • Chest Pain 
  • Palpitations 
  • Syncope / Blackouts
  • Dizziness
  • Breathlessness 

Symptoms such as these can often be clues to underlying disease processes such as Angina, Arrythmias (such as Atrial Fibrillation), Heart Failure / Cardiomyopathy, Valvular Heart Disease, Hypertension & Lipid Disorders. Disease prevention is essential in our common environment and so early recognition and treatment is essential.

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