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Dr Pat Phen

Dr Pat Phen
Job title
Consultant Cardiologist
Primary specialtyCardiology
• PhD
Year qualified
Date of GMC registration (dd/mm/yyyy)
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Dr Pat Phen MB.BS PhD MRCP is a consultant cardiologist who qualified at Guy’s Hospital Medical School in 1991. Since then he has trained in cardiology at several prestigious London teaching hospitals including St George’s Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, and The Royal Brompton Hospital. He undertook 3 years of clinical research at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and was awarded a PhD in Cardiovascular Medicine. He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Basildon University Hospital in 2004, where he is now the Clinical Lead, and The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, when it opened, in 2007.


Dr Phen has extensive experience in managing patients with all common cardiac conditions such as angina (chest pain), heart attack, heart failure, heart rhythm abnormalities (palpitations and/or blackouts) and heart valve disease. He also regularly sees patients for cardiovascular risk assessment, treatment for high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and preoperative cardiac assessment.


Dr Phen has a special interest in cardiac rhythm management and the treatment of heart failure. At Basildon Hospital and The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, he regularly implants cardiac pacemakers to treat slow heart rhythms that cause collapses or blackouts, implantable defibrillators (ICD) that treat life threatening abnormal heart rhythms, and biventricular pacemakers that help the two chambers of the heart to pump together (cardiac resynchronisation) in heart failure patients.


His other main interest is in cardiac imaging, particularly transoesophageal echocardiogram to assess heart valve abnormalities, three dimensional echocardiogram, and stress echocardiogram to assess patients with angina or heart attacks.


Having trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital, he is also one of the few cardiologists in Essex with experience in congenital heart conditions and sees these patients on a regular basis.


Dr Phen was part of a team of doctors that help set up The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, one of the newest and most modern heart and lung centres in the UK, where he now works in close liaison with heart surgeons and other colleagues. He also has an active role as a clinical advisor and member of the Essex Cardiac and Stroke Network.


Clinical interests

Dr Phen’s has a special interest in using advanced echocardiographic techniques in the assessment of heart valve and heart failure patients, as well as in the use of specialised pacemakers (cardiac resynchronisation therapy) to help restore proper coordination of heart muscle contraction.


Research interests

Dr Phen’s PhD thesis was based on how lifestyle factors such as diet, obesity and physical exercise can interact and influence the health and performance of the cells that line the inside of all blood vessels (the vascular endothelium). The health of these cells is vital in determining one’s risk of heart attacks, strokes and other vascular disorders. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented to international conferences on the subject. He continues this interest in his clinical practice, which is termed preventive cardiology. Additionally, he is an investigator in a current multicentre research trial on virtual clinic follow up of patients with cardiac pacemakers via the internet.


Professional memberships
• British Medical Association (BMA)
• American Heart Association (AHA)
No. of key procedures performed
400 Cardiac catherisation & coronary angiograms
100 Permanent pacemaker implants
150 Dobutamine stress echocardiograms
150 Transoesophageal echocardiograms
50 Implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) implants

Outcome Data/Success Rates
All have successful outcomes with zero mortality and no significant complication rates.
Post operative infection rates
Zero infection rates
NHS Hospital
Basildon Hospital
Private hospital/Private clinic
Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital
Shenfield Road
CM15 8EH
Dr Pat Phen
Shenfield Road
CM15 8EH
United Kingdom
Private practice tel:
07760 760505
Call for appointments:
07760 760505