Dr Ludman is a Consultant Cardiologist with experience in all areas of cardiology. He sees patients for all problems that may be related to the heart, including chest pain, palpitations, breathlessness, high blood pressure and reducing the risk of future heart problems.
His sub-specialty interests include heart failure, cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle) and advanced cardiovascular imaging (MRI, CT and echocardiography).
Dr Ludman sees patients for all problems that may be related to the heart, including chest pain, palpitations, breathlessness, high blood pressure and reducing the risk of future heart problems.
Dr Ludman has specific expertise in heart failure, cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle), valvular heart problems and using advanced non-invasive imaging techniques for cardiac diagnosis (including MRI, CT and echocardiography).
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Treatments and tests offered by Dr Andrew Ludman at Nuffield Health
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Assessment of all Aspects of Cardiology
- Cardiovascular risk profile
- Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
- DVLA Testing and Driving Risk Profile
- MRI scan
- Cardiac clinical pharmacology
- Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)
Dr Ludman has an established research record and continues to run a number of studies locally bringing new treatments to the area more quickly. He has published widely and works closely with the University of Exeter.
- Royal College of Physicians
- British Cardiac Society
- British Society of Heart Failure
- British Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
- British Heart Valve Society
Other post held
- Consultant Cardiologist Clinical lead for heart failure and echocardiography at Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Insurers Dr Andrew Ludman works with
Dr Andrew Ludman works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Medical Care Direct
- Tesco Bank
- Universal Provident
- Westfield Health WPA
- Aviva Health
- AXA PPP Healthcare
- Benenden Health
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
- AXA PPP International
- Bupa On Demand
- CS Healthcare
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Freedom Health
Dr Andrew Ludman does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Dr Andrew Ludman has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:
Dr Andrew Ludman is one of five directors of Exeter Heart, which owns non-invasive cardiology equipment. Consultants who use this equipment charge their own fees for doing so. A fee for use of the equipment is negotiated between Exeter Heart or Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital and patients' private medical insurer by reference to the investigatory procedure undertaken. Exeter Heart's staff, maintenance and other running costs come out of this hospital fee.
Dr Andrew Ludman holds the following paid advisory role(s) either at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health:
Dr Andrew Ludman is one of five directors of Exeter Heart Limited, which as a company is paid £30,000 per year for identifying specialist personnel, managing aspects of the catheter laboratory and advising the hospital on clinical quality processes and outcome reporting in relation to specialist cardiac services and care. Exeter Heart receives no payment for any care delivered to NHS patients.