Dr Mohammed is the Cardiology Clinical Director and Clinical for Echocardiography and Cardiac Imaging at St Helens and Whiston hospitals and is Senior Cardiologist at Pall Mall Medical both at Manchester and Merseyside sites. He is also an Honorary Consultant in cardiac imaging at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.
Dr Mohammed is an established Senior Consultant Cardiologist with extensive experience in Cardiology and Internal Medicine. In addition to general cardiology, he is especially interested in cardiac imaging and providing accurate assessment for cardiac abnormalities. He is an active member in cardiac imaging professional societies.
Dr Mohammed is renowned for his thorough assessment of cardiac conditions and personalised patient care providing treatment and reassurance with explanations that patients and carers in a way they understand.
Dr Mohammed has long-standing experience with cardiac conditions such as angina, heart attacks, heart failure, valve heart disease and palpitations including atrial fibrillation. He is also experienced with cardiac risk assessment prior to non-cardiac surgery, ‘healthy heart’ checks up for cardiovascular disease screening and primary prevention advice.
Dr Mohammed had his all his training, both undergraduate and postgraduate, in the UK at some of the best medical institutions. He studied Medicine at the University of Glasgow and completed the Mersey Deanery Training Programme in Cardiology and general medicine. He spent part of his training as a research fellow in the tertiary heart failure and heart transplant unit in Sheffield. During his training he took more focused subspecialty training in echocardiography and cardiac imaging.
“Although my work predominantly involves looking after cardiology patients, I believe a wide experience in general medicine is a great asset to me as a cardiologist. It is very common for cardiac patients to have other medical problems and vice versa. I am highly experienced and fully accredited in general medicine which is beneficial in all round cardiac patient management.”
Mr Mohammed has a broad training and experience in general cardiology at both teaching hospitals and district general hospitals, including those in Staffordshire, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow. He has a specialist interest in cardiac imaging and how this affects the accuracy of assessment of cardiac abnormalities.
- Lead cardiologist in St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in developing and integrating cardiac MRI service with other existing imaging modalities in the Trust.
- Wide experience in invasive cardiology including coronary angiography and pacemaker implantation.
- Over 12 months experience in the assessment, management and follow up of heart failure and cardiac transplant patients at the transplant unit in Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital.
- Supervised and reported over 1000 nuclear cardiology cases.
- Performed over 1000 cases of coronary angiography.
- Performed over 300 cases of single and dual chamber loop recorders implantation.
“I am experienced in managing all types of cardiology patients in outpatient and inpatient settings including coronary care.”
- British Society of Echocardiography
- British Cardiac Society
- British Nuclear Cardiology Society
- Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
- Collegiate Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London
- MB ChB Glasgow University (1995)
- FRCP London (2001)
- Completion of Higher Medical Training (CCT) Cardiology and GIM (2009)
Cardiac Conditions seen by Dr Mohammed:
Clinical assessment and most investigations such as ECG and oxygen measures are undertaken at Pall Medical. More specialist tests can be organised at Whiston Hospital or Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital or local hospitals in Manchester.
Patients with known heart failure or valve disease can have their treatment optimised with an up-to-date assessment made.
This symptom can be worrying to patients as it is often associated with angina or heart attack. Often a thorough assessment with a simple test, we can make a diagnosis when appropriate treatment is commenced. Specialist tests can be organised within a short waiting time to confirm the diagnosis and best long-term treatment.
Most palpitations are due to benign extra heart beats (ectopic) beats. Occasionally, important rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation or ventricular rhythm problems can cause palpitations or dizziness symptoms. This can be diagnosed by 12 lead ECG or heart ECG monitor tests. Longer term monitoring of infrequent symptoms of faints, dizziness or severe palpitations can be arranged to establish the cause of such symptoms.
Blackout and Dizzy spells:
Changes in the heart rhythm that affect blood effective circulation can cause lightheadedness, dizziness or most severe cases blackout. Although most mild symptoms are benign and can be diagnosed by clinical assessment & bedside tests, the more severe symptoms can be due to severe bradycardia (slow heart rate) - these can be diagnosed by a heart monitor. On occasions, a pacemaker is needed to prevent the heart going to slow causing these symptoms.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension):
High blood pressure is relatively common, especially in older patients. Although it is often diagnosed and treated by your own GP, some patients have difficult to control blood pressure due to age or diabetes. Dr Mohammed has extensive experience in managing blood pressure aided by blood pressure monitor or home blood pressure readings.
Inherited Heart Conditions and Athlete Heart:
Heart conditions in younger people require initial assessment with cardiac imaging and tests for risk assessments many of which can be organised locally and referrals to suitable specialists for genetic testing and cardiac MRI making a detailed assessment for the affected individual or his/her family members.
Specialist Cardiac Investigations or Procedures
Dr Mohammed can offer more complex investigations according to patients needs to complete their assessment, including:
- Coronary Angiography
- Permanente Pacemaker Insertion
- Implantable Loop Recorder (heart monitor) Insertion
- Stress Echocardiogram
- Stress Nuclear Test
- Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
- 3D Echocardiograom
- CT Coronary Angiogram and Calcium Coronary score.
High Level Care with access to intervention & cardiac surgery
Dr Mohammed has a very close working relationship with some of the best cardiac interventionists and surgeons in the country based in Liverpool and Manchester.
In complex cases, early discussion with Multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) can create opportunities for treatments that can be life saving or bring great symptomatic benefit where initial assessment and tests identify such cases.
Social Life & Interests
Dr Mohammed is married with three children who he devotes his spare time to them enjoying travelling and outdoor entertainments. Football rivalry is rife at home with Man United and Everton family supporters spoiling happy moments for the reds!
Investigations Available at Pall Mall Medical
Dr Mohammed specialises in echocardiograms, which are available at Pall Mall Medical, along with the following investigations:
- Cardiac rhythm management
- Congenital heart defects
- Coronary angiography
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart valve disease
- Hypertensive heart disease
- Pacemaker implantation
How to book an appointment with Dr Mohammed
There are no waiting times to see Dr Mohammed at Pall Mall Medical. He sees patients at our Manchester and Liverpool and Newton Le Willows sites.
For more information or to book a private consultation call Manchester on 0161 832 211, Liverpool on 0151 244 4262 or Newton-le-Willows on 01744 624 464. Or simply make an online enquiry or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.