Pedro Catarino is a cardiothoracic surgeon providing the full range of cardiac surgical procedures in adult patients.

He performs bypass procedures either with or without the heart-lung machine, and has a preference for using multiple arterial conduits. He undertakes valve repair and replacements, and cardiac surgery through mini-incisions. He is the lead surgeon for the Papworth Specialist Aortic Service, which looks after patients with aneurysms of the ascending aorta, arch and descending thoracic aorta. He works closely with vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists from Addenbrooke’s hospital to provide a comprehensive service for patients including endovascular stenting.

He is also a member of the heart and lung transplant team, and has an extensive experience of the use of mechanical circulatory and respiratory support. In particular, he has used a large number of different artificial pumps to support the heart, both in the short and long terms.

His research focus is on the improvement of outcomes for transplantation, and in the development of a new approach to circulatory support.

Clinical Outcomes

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Education and Training

1988-1991 Cambridge University and Churchill College, BA(hons), MA
1991-1994 Oxford University and Christ Church, BM, BCh
1995-1998 Surgical Training, St George’s Hospital, London
1998 Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
1999-2001 Clinical Research Fellow, John Radcliffe Hospital and Department of Genetics, Oxford
2002-2007 Specialist Surgical Training, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
2006 Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
2007-2008 Transplant and Mechanical Organ Support Fellow, Duke University, USA

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member of the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Member of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Registered with the General Medical Council (4127637)

Recent and Important Publications

Effects of left ventricular volume overload on mitochondrial and death-receptor-mediated apoptotic pathways in the transition to heart failure. American Journal of Cardiology 2009;103(9):1261-8

Post Lung Transplantation Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome. A Regression Analysis of Clinical Predictors. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2008;27(2):S97-98.

Circulatory support for the long-term treatment of heart failure: experience with an intraventricular continuous flow pump. Circulation 2002;105:2588-91

First permanent implant of the Jarvik 2000 Heart. Lancet 2000;356:900-3.

Where are we based?

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Papworth Road
Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Telephone:  01223 638000

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