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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust - 70 years of the NHS

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Louise Buchanan



Based at

Cumberland Infirmary
Secretary contact - 01228 814033

Year qualified


Professional qualifications

MBChB (Dundee, UK) 2002

MRCP (Edinburgh, UK) 2005

     MSc (Milan, Italy) 2012

Treatment and procedures

Coronary Angiography

         Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Clinical Interests / specialist areas

Interventional Cardiology

Professional membership

British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention



Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Left Main Coronary Intervention




  1. Buchanan GL, Chieffo A, Bernelli C, Montorfano M, Carlino M, Latib A, Figini F, Franzoni I, Ferrarello S, Ielasi A, Sacco F, Slavich M, Durante A, Castelli A, Colombo A.Two Years Outcomes Following Unprotected Left Main Stenting with First- vs. New-Generation Drug-Eluting Stents: The FINE Registry. EuroIntervention; In Press
  2. Curran H, Chieffo A, Buchanan GL, Bernelli C, Montorfano M, Maisano F, Latib A, Maccagni D, Carlino M, Figini F, Cioni M, La Canna G, Covello RD, Franco A, Gerli C, Alfieri O, Colombo A. A comparison of the femoral and radial crossover techniques for vascular access management in transcatheter aortic valve implantation: The Milan experience. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2013; epub ahead of print
  3. Chieffo A, Buchanan GL, van Mieghem NM, Tchetche D, Dumonteil N, Latib A, van der Boon RMA, Vahdat O, Marcheix B, Farah B, Serruys PW, Fajadet J, Carrie D, de Jaegere PP, Colombo A. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation with Edwards SAPIEN™ versus Medtronic CoreValve Revalving System® Devices: a Multi-Center Collaborative Study: The PRAGMATIC Plus Initiative - Pooled-RotterdAm-Milano-Toulouse In Collaboration. J Am Coll Cardiol 2013;61:830-6
  4. Buchanan GL, Chieffo A, Montorfano M, Maccagni D, Maisano F, Latib A, Covello RD, Grimaldi A, Alfieri O, Colombo A. A ‘Modified Crossover Technique’ for Vascular Access Management in High-Risk Patients undergoing Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2013;81:579-83
  5. Van Mieghem NM, Chieffo A, Dumonteil N, Tchetche D, van der Boon RM, Buchanan GL, Marcheix B, Vahdat O, Serruys PW, Fajadet J, Carrie D, Colombo A, de Jaegere PP. Trends in outcome after transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Am Heart J 2013;165:183-92
  6. van der Boon R, Chieffo A, Dumonteil N, Tchetche D, van Mieghem N, Buchanan GL, Vahdat O, Marcheix B, Serruys PW, Fajadet J, Colombo A, Carrie D, van Domburg RT, de Jaegere P. The Effect of Body Mass Index on Short- and Long-term Outcome after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Am J Cardiol 2013;111:231-6
  7. Buchanan GL, Chieffo A, Mehilli J, Mikhail GW, Mauri F, Presbitero P, Grinfeld L, Petronio AS, Skelding KA, Hoye A, Mehran R, Morice MC.The Occupational Effects of Interventional Cardiology: Results from the WIN for Safety Survey. EuroIntervention 2012; 22:8(6):658-63.
  8. Buchanan GL, Durante A, Chieffo A. The Pericardium Covered Stent: a Reality for Coronary Interventions of the Future? Interv Cardiol 2012; 4:411-8.
  9. Buchanan GL, Chieffo A, Montorfano M, Colombo A. A Case of Left Main Thrombotic Occlusion following Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty for Severe Aortic Stenosis. Can J Cardiol 2012;28:759
  10. Chieffo A, Buchanan GL, Mauri F, Mehilli J, Vaquerizo B, Moynagh A, Mehran R, Morice MC. ACS and STEMI Treatment. Gender Related Issues. EuroIntervention 2012; 25;8:P27-35
  11. Curran H, Takagi K, Chieffo A, Foglieni C, Latib A, Montorfano M, Bernelli C, Buchanan GL, Franzoni I, Colombo A. Stent Thrombosis After Kissing Balloons. JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2012;5:1290-1
  12. Tchetche D, van der Boon RMA, Dumonteil N, Chieffo A, van Mieghem NM, Farah B, Buchanan GL, Saady R, Marcheix B, Serruys PW, Colombo A, Carrie D, de Jaegere PP, Fajadet J. Adverse impact of bleeding and transfusion on the outcome post-transcatheter aortic valve implantation: insights from the Pooled-RotterdAm-Milano-Toulouse In Collaboration Plus (PRAGMATIC Plus) initiative. Am Heart J 2012;164(3):402-9.
  13. Buchanan GL, Basavarajaiah S, Chieffo A. Stent Thrombosis: Incidence, Predictors and New Technologies. Thrombosis 2012; 2012: 956962.
  14. Cockburn J, Poliacikova P, Hildick-Smith D, Colombo A, Buchanan GL, von Birgelen C. How Would I Treat a Patient with Significant Angina and a Severe Left Anterior Descending Artery Stenosis Beyond the Insertion of a Left Internal Mammary Artery Jump Graft (Diagonal to LAD). EuroIntervention 2012;8;400-7
  15. Van Mieghem NM, Tchetche D, Chieffo A, Dumonteil N, Messika-Zeitoun D, van der Boon RM, Vahdat O, Buchanan GL, Marcheix B, Himbert D, Serruys PW, Fajadet J, Colombo A, Carrie D, Vahanian A, de Jaegere PP. Incidence, predictors and implications of access sire complications with transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Am J Cardiol 2012;110:1361-7
  16. Latib A, Maisano F, Bertoldi L, Giacomini A, Shannon J, Cioni M, Ielasi A, Figini F, Tagaki K, Franco A, Covello RD, Grimaldi A, Spagnolo P, Buchanan GL, Carlino M, Chieffo A, Montorfano M, Alfieri O, Colombo A. Transcatheter vs surgical aortic valve replacement in intermediate surgical risk patients with aortic stenosis: A propensity score matched case-control study. Am Heart J 2012; 164:910-7
  17. Colombo A, Buchanan GL. Vascular Access Management in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Procedures: Essential for Success. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2012;79:156-7
  18. Abdou S, Hussein H, Wu C-J, Buchanan GL, Chieffo A. How should I treat a patient with left main disease and a totally occluded left anterior descending artery with a diseased saphenous venous graft?EuroIntervention 2011;7:995-1003
  19. Buchanan GL, Chieffo A, Montorfano M, Maisano F, Latib A, Godino C, Cioni M, Gullace MA, Franco A, Gerli C, Alfieri O, Colombo A.The Role of Sex on VARC Outcomes Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation With Both Edwards SAPIEN™ And Medtronic CoreValve ReValving System® Devices: The Milan Registry. EuroIntervention 2011;7:556-63