Edward Leatham is an interventional Cardiologist based in Guildford Surrey. Having studied Medicine at Cambridge and the London Hospital he started qualified in 1986 and after 5 years of training in internal medicine and Cardiology wrote his MD thesis on coronary disease and Thrombosis.
He has been practicing as a consultant interventional cardiologist since 1996 with an interest in coronary imaging to detect heart disease since 2002. Following a plaintiff appeal for more specialist equipment and space in Guildford Royal Surrey NHS Hospital the Heart and Stroke Trust Endeavour (HASTE) was launched by his patient Peter Hutley and the HASTE wing built to provide the people of Surrey with specialist Cardiac Imaging and Cardiac department. In 2012 with the help of Rock star (Queen) Roger Taylor and local lawyer Gerald Bland HASTE Academy was launched as a resource to help raise awareness of common medical conditions linked to heart disease and stroke.
Coronary Calcification may be the only warning of heart disease. This chapter focuses on why heart screening using modern cardiac ct scanning provides people who have health concerns with enough information to make informed decision about having themselves checked over, without necessarily having a formal specialist consultation.