Professor Attila Kardos



GMC number: 4496201

Practising since: 1988



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Professor Kardos graduated with a distinction in 1988 from Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical School Szeged, Hungary. He spent two years at the Heart Centre in Bad Krozingen, Germany as a research fellow. He was later awarded with a Research Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology followed by the Norman Collisson Fellowship as a post-doc researcher at the University Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in Oxford where he was also appointed as a University Lecturer.

After his cardiology training in Szeged and Oxford (John Radcliffe Hospital), Professor Kardos was appointed Consultant Cardiologist in 2003 at Milton Keynes University Hospital. He currently consults at MKUH as well as holding the role of clinical lead in multimodality cardiac imaging. In addition to this post he has an Honorary Consultant appointment at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals and a title of Honorary Senior Lecturer of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. For his academic achievement he has been awarded with a personal Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Buckingham in March 2018.

He has developed several cardiac services in MKUH i.e. Stress echocardiography, Transoesophageal echocardiography, invasive coronary angiography, permanent pacemaker implantation, cardiac CT angiography. He is also the lead of the cardiovascular research portfolio in the Trust.

Special interests

  • Chest pain
  • palpitation
  • breathlessness
  • loss of consciousness
  • heart murmur
  • blood pressure
  • cardiovascular screening
  • Heart ultrasound
  • cardiac CT
  • angiography
  • Cardiac MRI
  • angiography and pacemaker implantation
  • ECG monitoring
  • stress tests

Other interests

Exercise physiology, valvular disease, structural heart disease

Personal interests

Family, Travel, Sport, pets

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Attila Kardos at Nuffield Health

  • Blood test
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Angiography
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  • Cardiovascular risk profile
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

Locations Professor Attila Kardos works with

Related experience


Research Interests

  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Clinical Trials on the field of heart failure, angina, heart attack, valve disease
  • Cardiovascular imaging including advanced echocardiography, cardiac CT, CMR
  • Cardiac –Oncology
  • Various biomarkers in cardiovascular disease
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exploration of digital health
  • Utilisation of artificial intelligence in cardiovascular diagnostics
  • Professor Kardos has been chief investigator in a number of commercial and non-commercial multicentre clinical trials


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), UK (RCP)
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • British Society of Echocardiography
  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Society of Cardiovascular CT.

Other posts held

  • Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Consultant Cardiologist – Lead in Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging

Insurers Professor Attila Kardos works with

Professor Attila Kardos works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Medical Care Direct
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Professor Attila Kardos does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Attila Kardos does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Attila Kardos does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.