Dr Haywood is a specialist in Adult Cardiology dealing with all types of heart disease, focusing on two main areas: heart rhythm problems and coronary artery disease.
He trained in the investigation and treatment of heart disorders at St. George's Hospital, London; Stanford University Hospital Medical School, California and The Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, Southampton University Hospital. In November 1996 Dr Haywood started work as a Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Derriford Hospital Plymouth. Dr Haywood was instrumental in the setting up of the South West Cardiothoracic Centre (SWCC) - the Cardiac Surgery centre for Devon and Cornwall.
Dr Haywood has visited centres in France, Germany, the USA and the UK to gain experience with the use of new technologies that are now used in Plymouth. This has enabled the SWCC to establish new complex procedures such as electro-anatomical mapping for the treatment of heart rhythm problems and to introduce the first atrial fibrillation ablation program in Devon and Cornwall. Dr Haywood has been greatly assisted in this by the fund raising activities of Heartswell, the patient support group and charity working on behalf of the Cardiac Unit in Plymouth. He is currently a member of the Executive Council of the Arrhythmia Alliance heart rhythm charity, and the British Cardiac Society Clinical Practice committee. Previously he has served on the Heart Rhythm UK Council, acted as the Secretary to the UK Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology Society and been a member of the Department of Health's Expert Group on Cardiac Arrhythmias. He has been a Faculty presenter at the Advanced Angioplasty meetings for the the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society 2003 - 5. Dr Haywood is Chairman of the committee supervising the training of Cardiology Specialist Registrars in the South West.
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