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Dr Jay Wright

Date: 30 September 2015 10:07

Contact Details

Personal Assistant

Collette Fisher 

0151 600 1457 (Fax: 0151 600 1696)

About Dr Jay Wright

Responsibilities at LHCH  

  • Lead Clinician for Heart Failure and Cardiac Devices (pacemakers, ICDs and CRT)
  • Chair of the LHCH Research Committee

Area of Practice

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Failure
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia
  • Implantable Cardiac Devices

Special clinical interests

Heart Failure Arrhythmia and Implantation of Cardiac Devices

I have extensive experience in the management of heart failure at all stages from diagnosis to referral for heart transplantation. I have an International profile for the implantation of heart failure devices (ICD and CRT) lecturing world wide and training other consultant cardiologists.

Pacemaker Implantation and Removal

I am clinical lead for the pacing and device service at LHCH. This service is the largest in Europe and provides the highest quality care to all our patients. I specialise in treating complex patients who are referred from other centres all over the country. I have extensive expertise at removing failing or infected pacemakers.

Sports Exercise and Physiology

I have an extensive research background in exercise training and the associated cardiac risks from endurance training.

Research Interests

  • Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy
  • Pacemakers and ICDs
  • Telemedicine
  • Stem cell and other advanced treatments for heart failure (I have honorary contracts at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College in London solely for the purpose of advanced cardiac research).

Regional and National Responsibilities

  • National Mentor for Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy to the National Technology Adoption Agency
  • Clinical Lead for the National pacemaker/ICD complication database
  • Chair of the heart failure subgroup for the Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science

Current membership of professional regional and national bodies

  • British Cardiac Society
  • Heart Rhythm UK
  • British Society for Heart Failure
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science
  • British Medical Association

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Training and Education

  • MBChB Leeds 1990
  • MRCP Edinburgh 1993
  • MD with commendation Leeds 2003
  • FRCP 2010

About Jay

I enjoy all sports and despite my age, continue to compete in triathlons and play cricket and tennis. Due to injury I am now limited to coaching rugby, though have learnt much from the experience of trying to train unruly children. I also enjoy hill walking and relaxing with a good bottle of red wine. 

Why choose LHCH?

For the highest quality patient care in all aspects of cardiology, including the most advanced and developing techniques.


  • Bardy GH, Smith WM, Hood MA, Crozier IG, Melton IC, Jordaens L, Theuns D,Park RE, Wright DJ, Connelly DT, Fynn SP, Murgatroyd FD, Sperzel J, Neuzner J, Spitzer SG, Ardashev AV, Oduro A, Boersma L, Maass AH, Van Gelder IC,Wilde AA, van Dessel PF, Knops RE, Barr CS, Lupo P, Cappato R, Grace AA. An entirely subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. N Engl J Med.2010 Jul 1;363(1):36-44.
  • Khavandi A, Hamilton S, Fitzpatrick A, Wright DJ, Lewis M, Harcombe A,Rowland E. Cardiologists should have basic surgical skills training. Heart. 2010 May;96(10):741-2.
  • Albouaini K, Alkarmi A, Wright DJ. Cardiac resynchronisation therapy: what a hospital practitioner needs to know? Postgrad Med J. 2010 Jan;86(1011):12-17.
  • Albouaini K, Alkarmi A, Mudawi T, Gammage MD, Wright DJ. Selective site right ventricular pacing. Heart. 2009 Dec;95(24):2030-9.
  • Patwala A, Woods P, Clements R, Albouaini K, Rao A, Goldspink D, Tan LB, Oo A, Wright DJ. A prospective longitudinal evaluation of the benefits of epicardial lead placement for cardiac resynchronization therapy. Europace. 2009 Oct;11(10):1323-9.
  • Albouaini K, Mudawi T, Pyatt JR, Wright DJ. Implantable cardioverter defibrillator: what a hospital practitioner needs to know. Eur J Intern Med. 2009 Oct;20(6):591-7. Epub 2009 Jul 18.
  • Patwala AY, Woods PR, Sharp L, Goldspink DF, Tan LB, Wright DJ. Maximizing patient benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy with the addition of structured exercise training: a randomized controlled study. J Am Coll Cardiol.2009 Jun 23;53(25):2332-9.