Dr Lovell is a consultant cardiologist with a special interest in electrophysiology a subspeciality of cardiology dealing with electrical problems of the heart.
His main area of special expertise is the investigation and treatment of all heart rhythm problems. These include use of complex techniques such as catheter ablation using 3D mapping systems and all aspects of device therapy inclusive of pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy for heart failure.
Dr Lovell qualified from Guys and St Thomas's medical school in 1998 with an additional BSc in physiology. He undertook a research degree in stem cell biology and was awarded a PhD by the University of London in 2010. He trained in cardiology at the Royal London Hospital, London Chest Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospitals specialising in heart rhythm disorders.
He was appointed as a consultant cardiologist to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital in 2013.
Dr Lovell is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a member of the British Cardiac Society and the British Heart Rhythm Society.
Arrhythmia, palpitations, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular ectopics, ventricular tachycardia, bradycardia, heart block, pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, biventricular pacemakers, catheter ablation, AF ablation, cryoballoon ablation.
Chest pain, angina, hypertension, heart failure, syncope, inherited cardiac conditions.
Treatments and tests offered by Dr Matthew Lovell at Nuffield Health
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Event monitor
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronisation therapy
- Cardiovascular risk profile
- Assessment of all Aspects of Cardiology
- Cardiac electrophysiology study and catheter ablation
- Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
- Cardiac clinical pharmacology
- Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)
- British Cardiac Society
- British Heart Rhythm Society
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Other posts held
- Consultant at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Insurers Dr Matthew Lovell works with
Dr Matthew Lovell works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA Health
- Benenden Health
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Police Mutual
- The Exeter Friendly
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Dr Matthew Lovell does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Dr Matthew Lovell has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:
Dr Matthew Lovell 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 Matthew Lovell holds the following paid advisory role(s) either at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health:
Dr Matthew Lovell 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.