Jonathan C. Pitts Crick, D. Phil, FRCP, Cardiologist with Spire The Glen Hospital and The Chesterfield Hospital of Nuffield Health Bristol

Get to know Cardiologist Dr. Jonathan C. Pitts Crick, who serves the population of Bristol, United Kingdom.

Dr. Pitts is an exceptionally experienced cardiologist with special clinical interests in cardiac arrhythmias, pacemakers and ICDs, EPS and ablation, treatment of dyspnoea/breathlessness, diagnosis of complex heart conditions, and holistic cardiology. Dr Pitts has been practicing for more than twenty-five years and is currently serving patients at Spire The Glen Hospital and The Chesterfield Hospital of Nuffield Health Bristol in Bristol, United Kingdom. Furthermore, he is a Consultant Cardiologist at University Hospitals Bristol, senior cardiologist at the Bristol Heart Institute, attached to the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and Honorary Lecturer in Medicine at Bristol University. Dr. Pitts was the first cardiologist in the United Kingdom to perform the technique of RF catheter ablation for tachycardia and atrial fibrillation. He has also published multiple international research papers on pacing and electrophysiology and has developed techniques for unobtrusive implantation of pacemakers and ICDs in women.

Dr Pitts received his medical degree in 1973 from King’s College, London. He then pursued his medical training in cardiology at Guy’s Hospital, London and at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital. Dr Pitts has conducted research on pacemaker design and software, implantation techniques, electrophysiology and catheter ablation, angioplasty, respiratory physiology and training. He Crick additionally holds a doctorate in Biomedical Engineering, which he completed at the University of Sussex. Dr Pitts Crick stays current in his field as a member of the British Cardiovascular Society, the Atrial Fibrillation Association, the Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Society, and Heart Rhythm UK. Moreover, he attained the coveted title of Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP). Attributing his success to listening to patients, critical thinking, and thinking outside the box, Dr Pitts dedicates his spare time to photography, music and scuba diving.

Cardiology is a branch of internal medicine. A cardiologist is not the same as a cardiac surgeon. A cardiac surgeon opens the chest and performs heart surgery. A cardiologist specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the cardiovascular system. The cardiologist will carry out tests, and they may some do procedures, such as heart catheterizations, angioplasty, or inserting a pacemaker. Heart disease relates specifically to the heart, while cardiovascular disease affects the heart, the blood vessels, or both.

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