Dr Lowe is a senior consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal United Hospital. He specialises in advanced interventional techniques having done over 4000 angioplasties. He was employed to initiate the interventional service at Bath in 2006. He has been part of the regional heart attack service at the Bristol Heart Institute for 10 years.
Robert remains up to date in all areas of cardiology assessing and treating conditions such as
- Chest pain, breathleness and angina
- Palpitations, irregular heart rhythms including atrial fibrillation
- Cardiological causes of blackouts and light-headedness (syncope/pre-syncope)
- Heart failure and related symptoms e.g. ankle swelling and shortness of breath
- High blood pressure
- Heart valve abnormalities and heart murmurs
He performs a full range of diagnostic tests including ECGs, 24-hour and seven-day heart monitoring (Holter), exercise tolerance testing and echocardiography.
He is a nationally recognised angioplasty operator performing the complete spectrum of complex modern procedures including all CTO (chronic total occlusions) techniques, rotablation and laser therapy.
He has been implanting pacemaker for 20 years, initially at the Cardiothoracic Centre Liverpool and currently at the Royal United Hospital.
Robert was born and brought up in Nottingham. He brings with him his northern humour but patient’s feeling informed, cared for and confident in their treatment is his number one priority.
He attended medical school at Leeds University, completed house and senior house office posts in the region before training in cardiology at the cardiothoracic Centre in Liverpool, as well as two years specialist fellowship in Vancouver in angioplasty. He was appointed as an Interventional Consultant Cardiologist at the royal United Hospital Bath 2006.
Robert is married to Petra, a physiologist and they have a son, daughter, 4 dogs, 2 pigs and a chicken!
He has enjoyed sport since childhood including competitive swimming and in his 30’s triathlon including completion of Ironman Canada. His second love is flying and he has paraglided since University but does not spend as much time airborne as he would like to lately.
Current NHS Position
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the RUH for the last 12 years having spent 6 of those as Clinical Director of Cardiology.
Consultant international cardiologist at Bristol Heart Institute participating in the regional 24 hour heart attack service.
Year of Qualification
Special Clinical Interests
- Angioplasty and stenting including advanced techniques
- Pacemaker implantation
- Management of angina/coronary artery disease
- Hypertension, atrial fibrillation and valvular heart disease
During time in Vancouver Robert was involved in stem cell research and myocardial regeneration.
His MD thesis was related to bypass graft disease and was awarded by the University of Liverpool in 2009.
He has extensive peer reviewed research publications and continues to play an active part in research within the RUH.
- Royal College of Physicians
- British Cardiovascular Society
- British Cardiovascular Interventional Society