Dr Jakub Lagan is a consultant cardiologist in Warrington who specialises in cardiac imaging, cardiac computed tomography and stress echocardiograms alongside cardiac magnetic resonance, CT coronary angiograms and echocardiograms. He privately practises at Venturi Cardiology while his NHS base is the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
In his daily practice, he deals with all aspects of general cardiology and supervises cardiac computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography lists. He also coordinates imaging multidisciplinary meetings which are a forum to discuss challenging cardiac imaging cases.
Dr Lagan studied medicine at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland and at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He was recognised as one of the top students in his cohort and was awarded academic scholarship for four consecutive years. He also received the Socrates/Erasmus Exchange Programme Scholarship which allowed him to study in Antwerp, Belgium. Already as a medical student, he developed a keen interest in cardiology, winning prizes at the Medical Students’ Conferences for his work on hypertension.
Dr Lagan underwent his general medical and cardiology training in Merseyside and developed his sub-specialty interest in cardiac imaging early on. He has worked and trained in many hospitals in the North West including Aintree University Hospital, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Countess of Chest Hospital, Arrowe Park Hospital, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital and Wythenshawe Hospital.
Dr Lagan has extensive expertise in all aspects of cardiac imaging and holds a variety of internationally recognised imaging accreditations including transthoracic echocardiography (BSE, British Society of Echocardiography), transoesophageal echocardiography (BSE, British Society of Echocardiography), cardiac computed tomography (SCCT, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography) and cardiac magnetic resonance (SCMR, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance). After completing his cardiac imaging training, he underwent additional three month long cardiac magnetic resonance fellowship at the internationally acclaimed Brompton Hospital in London.
Dr Lagan completed a four year long PhD programme in cardiac imaging at the University of Manchester. During that time, he was awarded a Clinical Pump-Priming Scholarship and he was a recipient of the Clinical Research Training Fellowship Grant from the British Heart Foundation (FS/17/47/32805). His research focused on links between a variety of cardiac and systemic conditions and cardiac inflammation. Dr Lagan has an extensive list of publications including eighteen articles in peer reviewed journals and nineteen abstracts. His research has been presented at a vast number of international conferences and has included sixteen poster presentations and nine oral presentations.
The largest trial Dr Lagan supervised enrolled over 600 patients and examined links between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure. His work was published in a high impact medical journal (JACC Cardiovascular Imaging), presented at the International SCMR Conference and it won the Clinical Early Career Award.
Dr Lagan also has a keen interest in medical education holding the Royal College of Physicians' 'Doctors as Educators' accreditation and being an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.