Dr Konrad Grosser -
Cardiology for Margate, Canterbury, Ashford, Hythe & Kent
Welcome, I am Konrad Grosser and I have worked since 2010 as Consultant (interventional) Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (QEQM) Hospital at Margate and at the William Harvey Hospital (WHH) at Ashford. I qualified as a Consultant Cardiologist in 2004 in Maastricht, Holland. Please have a look around my website. You will be able to find some details regarding my background and what I do but also useful links and contact information.
I am able to offer consultations and investigations at the Spencer Private Hospital, Margate, the BMI Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury and the Spire St Saviour's Hospital in Hythe. I have practicing privileges at the Spencer Private Hospital Margate and Ashford where I perform investigations and procedures.
I started my medical training in 1989 at the Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany and did research from 1995 to 1997 resulting in a PhD degree (magna cum laude). I started working in the UK in 1997 as a junior doctor and acquired Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, London in 2000 (first pass).
From 2000 to 2004 I undertook Cardiology Specialty Training at the University Hospital Maastricht, Holland under
Prof Hein Wellens - an internationally recognised authority in cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmias.
I returned to the UK and completed my subspecialty training in interventional cardiology at Leeds General Infirmary the UK's busiest interventional centre followed by an international fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Pitie Salpetriere Hospital in Paris, France under Prof Gilles Montalescot. Thereafter I consolidated my interventional experience at the University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands as one of three full time interventional cardiologists.
I enjoy living in Kent with my wife and my two children. In my free time I love the outdoors. I like playing tennis and skiing. My greatest joy is teaching my children something new.
Clear, concise and effective communication, integrity and clinical excellence.
I aim to deliver a bespoke service and will see you promptly, organise investigations quickly and am available for advice and follow-up when needed.
Areas of Interest
- Cardiac arrhythmias
- near or true loss of consciousness
- dizzy spells
- Heart failure
- (exertional) breathlessness
- oedema (fluid around ankles)
- orthopnoea (inability to lie flat because of breathlessness)
- (exertional) chest pain/tightness across chest/heaviness on chest ;
- heart attacks
- Heart valve problems
- leaky or narrow valves often cause breathlessness
- exertional dizziness
Cardiac screening for athletes and the general public.
DVLA and other certifications (e.g. Taxi drivers).
- Cardio-vascular risk assessment
- Exercise treadmill test
- Long term ECG monitoring e.g. 24 hours or longer
- Implantable loop recorder
- Transthoracic Echocardiography including diastolic assessment and tissue Doppler investigations
- Cardiac pacing (single and dual chamber pacemakers)
- Diagnostic right and left heart catheter investigations
- Acute and elective coronary balloon angioplasty and stenting
(>95% of all procedures done via the arm i.e. radial access)
- Invasive ischaemia and viability testing via fractional flow reserve (FFR/pressure wire)
- Imaging of the coronary arteries using intravascular ultrasound
I hope these notes give you some idea about how I work, after all choosing your Cardiologist is a very important decision.
Thank you for visiting my website and best wishes,
Practicing cardiology is impossible without the support of a team. I am privileged to have experienced and efficient teams at my side.
Being up to-date is very important to me. I therefore attend regular internal meetings, external courses, national and international conferences.
I have yearly appraisals and constantly reflect on my practice in order to integrate proven innovations to achieve consistent and optimum results. I regularly audit my work.