Dr Mrinal Saha

Qualifications

MB BS, MA (Cantab), FRCP (London), PhD

GMC number: 4424358

Practicing since: 1997

Specialties

Cardiology

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About

Dr Saha is a fully trained UK Consultant Cardiologist (Heart Specialist), based in Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals.  He was appointed as a consultant in 2010 and was clinical lead in the Cardiology Department at Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

He trained at Trinity College, Cambridge University, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and St Thomas's Hospital.  He was awarded a prestigious British Heart Foundation research fellowship during his time at St Thomas's that culminated in a PhD in Cardiovascular Medicine, awarded by the University of London in 2010.

Dr Saha strives to the best he can for his patients; as a result he was instrumental in bringing the highly specialised “Rotapro” and “Shockwave” systems to Gloucestershire Hospitals, and was the first cardiologist in Gloucestershire to use these devices to treat the arteries of patients with heavily calcified heart arteries.

He specialises in the investigation and management of all aspects of Adult Heart Disease, but in particular the management of Angina (chest pains), Palpitations, Dizzy Spells, Blackouts, Heart Valve Problems, High Blood Pressure, and Shortness of Breath. He also offers a "One Stop" Cardiac Screening Service,  which includes a private echo scan service, cardiac rhythm patch testing, and a "heart MOT".

His specialist skills include performing coronary angiograms, and treating coronary artery disease with angioplasty (stent insertion), both in emergencies when a patient is having a heart attack, but also in an elective setting. The vast majority of these procedures are done through the radial artery (in the wrist) as opposed to the femoral artery (in the groin). 

·     angina and coronary artery disease

·     coronary angiograms

·     coronary angioplasty (stent insertion)

·     the routine use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), pressure wire, “Rotapro” (a diamond-tipped drill to treat the inside of heart arteries), and “Shockwave” (a specialized ultrasound-emitting balloon that breaks up the calcium in the walls of heart arteries, also known an Intravascular Lithotripsy or IVL), in order to achieve the best results from stent insertion

·     heart failure

·     hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

·     heart valve disease

·     heart rhythm disorders

·     dizzy spells

·     palpitations

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blackouts

Please see further websites for Dr Saha:

www.drmrinalsaha.com

www.cardiactesting.co.uk

www.cheltenham-cardiology.com

Other interests

He began his training at Trinity College, Cambridge University, and completed his cardiology training at some of the most renowned Teaching Hospitals in London, including St Georges, St Bartholomew's (now the “Barts Heart Hospital”), and the London Chest Hospital. He then completed the final 4 years of his training at Guys and St Thomas's Hospital where he was a senior registrar.  He was awarded a prestigious British Heart Foundation research fellowship during his time at St Thomas's that culminated in a PhD in Cardiovascular Medicine, awarded by the  University of London in 2010.

He has numerous publications, as has also written book chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Cardiology and the Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology.

He has presented at cardiology conferences both nationally and internationally, and frequently provides teaching talks to local GP's in Gloucestershire.


Personal interests

He now lives in the Cotswolds with his wife and 3 children. As a family they enjoy travelling to Mallorca,  and immersing themselves in Spanish culture. He enjoys keeping fit, cooking, and playing tennis.


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Related experience

Research

Dr Saha was awarded a PhD by the University of London in 2010, which was funded by the British Heart Foundation. His research investigated stem cells and their relationship with the injured heart.

He has written book chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Cardiology and the Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology. He has numerous publications some of which can be accessed at the website for medical professionals.

Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Protection Society
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
  • British Cardiovascular Society

Other posts held

  • Gloucester Royal Hospital
  • Cheltenham General Hospital

Insurers Dr Mrinal Saha works with

Dr Mrinal Saha works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa Global
  • Cigna International
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Standard Life
  • Simplyhealth
  • Bupa

Declaration

Dr Mrinal Saha does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Mrinal Saha does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Mrinal Saha does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.