Dr Pierluigi Costanzo

Cardiologist in
Cambridge

MBBS MD MSc MRCP FESC

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Professional statement

Dr Pierluigi Costanzo is a leading consultant cardiologist practicing in Cambridge at Royal Papworth Hospital and at the Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital. Dr Costanzo has vast experience in the field of general cardiology and interventional cardiology.

He has a large experience in dealing with common heart-related issues (angina or chest 
tightness, shortness of breath, palpitations, dizzy spells, blackouts). He also undertakes a broad range of key-hole heart interventions, including coronary (heart arteries) angioplasty and stent to relieve angina and provide improved blood flow to the heart muscle. He is a leading cardiologist also in key-hole treatments of heart valve problems (particularly for the aortic valve, for which he performs “TAVI” procedures to replace damaged aortic valves). 

Before starting his consultant post at Royal Papworth Hospital, he spent one year at Toronto General Hospital (Canada) to train in complex coronary intervention, having been awarded the competitive British Cardiovascular Intervention Society training grant. Following that, he was appointed as a structural (heart valves and structure) interventional fellow for one year at St Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, Canada). During this time he trained in  TAVI and other structural procedures, having also the opportunity to participate in several pioneering heart valve procedures.

He graduated with first-class honour and academic distinction from medical school in Italy and then moved to England where he undertook training in general internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology East Yorkshire, mainly working at Castle Hill Hospital  (Cottingham).  During this time he also obtained a Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Medicine (MD)
research degrees from the University of York, focusing on prevention of cardiovascular events, 
particularly in diabetic patients. He published several high-impact research articles and won multiple investigator awards at the European Society of Cardiology and American College of Cardiology conferences.

Alongside his clinical work, he holds senior positions being the audit lead for all the key-hole  (percutaneous) interventions performed at Royal Papworth Hospital. He also leads the regional teaching for the new generation of cardiologists undertaking training in angioplasty, stents, and valve interventions. He leads the research for the TAVI procedures held at Royal Papworth Hospital aimed at making this procedure as safe and effective as possible, sharing the results with the national and the international medical community. He holds an editorial position for Interventional Cardiology Review, which is a scientific journal keeping the community of specialist cardiologists up to date with the most state-of-the-art cardiac interventions.

Finally, he is a proud member of several national and international societies (i.e. British Cardiovascular Society, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, British Cardiovascular Interventional Society, European Society of Cardiology, and others).

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11/08/2022

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The kindness, the professional and simple explanation regarding my heart disease, the experience from the clinic assessment to the heart procedure (TAVI), everything was amazing. I am really thankful to Dr Costanzo and the team at Royal Papworth Hospital

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05/08/2022

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From the hospital reception till being seen by Dr Costanzo everything was rapid and smooth. Dr Costanzo took the time to listen to my concerns and addressed them carefully and professionally

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05/08/2022

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I was assessed by Dr Costanzo for my worsening heart symptoms. Very professional and approachable. Listened carefully. He clearly explained what the problem was and provided a plan of action to fix my heart valve. The appointment was smooth and left the hospital with a clear plan

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05/08/2022

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I have had a problem with my heart making me very breathless. I also needed a knee operation which they would have only operated if my heart was fixed. Dr Costanzo took care of my heart problem, fixed it, very much improved my breathing! I then managed to have my knee operation


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