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Professor Jay Wright

Date: 22 February 2019 10:07

Contact Details

Personal Assistant

Laura Mellor

Tel: 0151 600 1457

About Professor 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

  • Cardiac devices (pacemaker, ICD, CRT)
  • Device extraction
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Inherited Cardiac Conditions

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 devices and new technology
  • Device complications

  • Procedure safety and cost effectiveness

  • Telemedicine

  • Cardio-oncology

Regional and National Responsibilities

  • NICE advisor
  • NICOR device data steering committee
  • British Cardio-oncology Society – committee member
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science – chair heart failure subgroup
  • Liverpool Health Partners – clinical leads committee member
  • North West device CQUIN – clinical lead
  • LHCH research committee chair
  • LHCH operational board member

Current membership of professional regional and national bodies

  • Fellow European Society of Cardiology
  • European Heart Rhythm Society
  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Heart Rhythm Society
  • British Cardio-oncology society

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Basic French
  • Basic German

Training and Education

Leeds University MBChB, 1990

Leeds MD (commendation), 2003

About Jay

Jay Wright (full name David Justin Wright)

Interests outside work:

  • Enjoyed rugby until injury enforced retirement
  • Cricket now at Sunday league and vets level
  • Cycling especially in the Dolomites
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.