Peter Schofield is a Consultant Cardiologist at Papworth Clinic in Cambridge, providing heart treatment at the UK's largest cardiothoracic hospital. He has extensive experience in the investigation and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease, with a sub-speciality interest in interventional cardiology, particularly coronary angioplasty / coronary artery stenting and using new minimally invasive techniques for treating mitral valve disease.
Dr Peter Schofield has been a Consultant Cardiologist at Papworth and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals, Cambridge, since 1989. He has extensive experience in the investigation and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease.
His sub-speciality interest is interventional cardiology, particularly coronary angioplasty / coronary artery stenting and using new minimally invasive techniques for treating mitral valve disease.
Dr Schofield holds a ‘silver’ National Clinical Excellence Award. He is the clinical lead for the Anglia Cardiac Network which is responsible for the delivery of care within Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire for patients with cardiovascular disease. He is a former secretary of the British Cardiac Society.
Cardiac services and heart surgery at Papworth Clinic in Cambridgeshire
Papworth Hospital provides cardiac services for all aspects of the diagnosis, management and treatment of heart conditions in adults.
Papworth provides a range of diagnostic tests designed to assess the structure and function of the heart.
Papworth is one of the UK’s leading centres in coronary angiography, angioplasty and stenting, undertaking high volumes with a lower complication rate than other peer group hospitals. Papworth is one of the first centres in Europe to offer transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), a procedure for patients at high risk with aortic valve disease.
Electrophysiology and devices
Papworth is one of the UK’s leading centres for Electrophysiology (EP). This rapidly developing area uses the latest 3D mapping equipment and is the fastest growing cardiology service in Papworth.
Papworth is one of the UK’s leading and largest specialist providers of cardiac surgery including Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), and is the UK’s largest valve repair/replacement centre.
Dr Schofield's clinical interests
Evaluation of new technologies
New techniques for treating patients with refractory angina
Development and Investigation of new devices to treat mitral valve regurgitation
An open label single centre, randomised trial of spinal cord stimulation vs percutaneous myocardial laser revascularisation in patients with refractory angina pectoris: the SPiRiT trial. European Heart Journal 2006; 27:1048-1053
Proton NMR analysis of plasma is a weak predictor of coronary artery disease. Nature Medicine 2006; 12(6):705-710
Tamoxifen for the prevention of myocardial infarction in humans;pre-clinical and early clinical evidence. Circulation 2005;112:3018-24.
Areas covered for private cardiology and heart treatment in Cambridgeshire
Patients are referred from a wide region that includes:
- Bury St Edmunds
- Saffron Walden
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