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Dr Pat Phen: Consultant Cardiologist, private heart specialist, Essex

Pat Phen
Consultant Cardiologist, private heart specialist, Essex: Dr Pat Phen

A Consultant Cardiologist offering private treatment in Essex with broad experience in all aspects of cardiology and heart diseases, coronary angiography, echocardiography and cardiac rhythm management


Dr Pat Phen MB.BS PhD FRCP 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 Service Unit Lead for Secondary Care Cardiology, 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.


Dr Phen was part of a team of doctors that helped to 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 in cardiology

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.


Expertise and treatments offered for heart problems

Dr Phen is available for consultations for all types of heart complaints including high blood pressure, or for cardiovascular risk assessment. He has expertise in performing cardiac catherisation and coronary angiogram, echocardiogram including dobutamine stress echo, transoesophageal echo and 3-D echo. He also performs cardioversions and implants cardiac pacemakers, cardiac resynchronisation devices (CRT) and implantable defibrillators (ICD).

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Date of registration:

01 Aug 1992



Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals  

Dr Pat Phen is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including Nuffield Health.

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Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital, Shenfield Road,Brentwood,Essex,CM15 8EH

For appointments please contact his secretary using the contact details below: Tel: 07760 760505

Email: drphen@btinternet.com 


Treatments offered

  • Cardiac catherisation and coronary angiogram

  • Echocardiogram including dobutamine stress echo, transoesophageal echo and 3-D echo

  • Cardioversions and implants cardiac pacemakers

  • Cardiac resynchronisation devices (CRT)

  • Implantable defibrillators (ICD)


Qualifications and memberships


  • MB.BS 1991 – Guy’s Hospital Medical School

  • MRCP(UK) – 1994

  • Specialist cardiology training at Northwick Park, Hammersmith, Great Ormond Street and Royal Brompton Hospitals - 1994 to 2004, including 3 years as British Heart Foundation Research Fellow at the National Heart and Lung Institute

  • CCT in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine - 2004

  • PhD awarded 2007 – Imperial College London

  • Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) London 2009

  • Level 3 Clinical Excellence Award - 2010


Professional memberships


Places of work

NHS base

Essex Cardiothoracic Centre Nethermayne

Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL

Tel: 0845 155 3111

Website: www.essexctc.nhs.uk


Private practices 

Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital, Shenfield Road
, Brentwood,

CM15 8EH

Tel: 01277 695 695

Fax: 01277 261 924

Website: Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital


Orwell Private Cardiothoracic Unit

Essex Cardiothoracic Centre

, Basildon,
Essex, SS16 5NL 

Tel: 01268 394 217

Website: Orwell Private Patient Unit