Consultant Profile

Dr Jeremy Sayer
BSc   MD   FRCP

I graduated from The Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital. My cardiology training took place at Barts and the London Chest Hospital and my MD thesis concerned the triggers that lead to heart attacks. I was appointed as Consultant in Cardiology in 1999 at The Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH), Harlow and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and then at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC) in 2007. 

My additional roles have included Service Group Lead for Medicine at PAH, Lead for Interventional Cardiology at The CTC and Lead for Cardiology at PAH.

My Practice

I deal with all aspects of adult general cardiology both for inpatients and outpatients - chest pain, heart failure, palpitations, high blood pressure, heart valve disease, dizziness and blackouts and high cholesterol, risk assessment and modification. I perform all standard cardiology procedures - cardiac catheters or 'angiography', pacemaker implants, echocardiography and stress testing. In addition my specialist interest is 'interventional cardiology', i.e. balloon coronary angioplasty and stent insertion for coronary artery disease. This was performed at Barts initially, but now at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre in Basildon, a purpose built unit which opened in the summer of 2007 where I now am part of a team performing direct stent treatment for heart attacks across the region. A separate private facility called The Orwell Unit is located within the Centre.

Providing the best care

Patients are my priority and I have been awarded the individual Patient Experience Award at PAH in 2014 for my care, of which I am very proud.

 

My main NHS base is The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow. There have been great changes over the years; I  introduced care pathways and a database for heart attacks and I strongly argued the need for local cardiac angiograms. The   Cardiac Angiography Suite opened at PAH in 2004 and I started permanent pacemaker insertion there in 2005. This has been coupled with expansion of the non-invasive cardiac facilities into The Cardiac Assessment Unit, opened in 2005, which allows a complete range of cardiac testing. I continue to try and improve the service provided through my present roles at PAH and at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre.