Mark Turner Consultant Cardiologist

The Heart Centre Spire Bristol Hospital, The Glen
A Centre of Excellence for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve

Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve implantation is a keyhole technique to replace the pulmonary valve (the heart valve between the heart and lungs). Dr Turner was among the first in the World to perform this procedure when he worked with Professor Bonhoeffer (the pioneer in this field and first person to implant a keyhole valve into a human in 2000). These procedures were started in the UK in 2002 when Dr Turner worked for Professor Bonhoeffer. Dr Turner performed the first keyhole valve procedure in Bristol in 2007 and now travels to other hospitals to train cardiologists how to do these procedures, including performing the first keyhole pulmonary valve implantation in Africa, in Bloemfontein in March 2012.