Surg Cdr Paul Rees

Surg Cdr Paul Rees
Reader in Cardiology and Resuscitation Medicine



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Research Overview from research@st-andrews

Based in Dundee Heart Centre, a large regional cardiovascular facility.  Here I form part of a team of 10 cardiologists, and contribute to a busy Heart Attack Centre rota.  I have a particular interest in complex and high-risk angioplasty cases, and in the management of patients after cardiac arrest.

I am the lead for resuscitation for both the Heart Centre and the Defence Resuscitation Committees, and was recently appointed, in open competition, as Senior Lecturer in Military Medicine in the Academic Department of Military Medicine.  I have a number of active research projects open, which are outlined below.

Special interests:

Complex and high-risk angioplasty and rotational atherectomy

Primary PCI, acute coronary syndromes and cardiogenic shock

Prehospital critical care & cardiac retrieval

Post-resuscitation cardiac care networks

IVUS, ChromaFlo and OCT imaging

I provide cardiology and medicine advice to a wide range of referring Defence Medical Services units, including deployed formed units and the UK’s permanent joint operating bases overseas, as well as UK-based military organisations.


source: research@st-andrews
Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Rees, PSC 2016, Pre-hospital Management of the Critically Injured Patient. in SD Hutchings (ed.), Trauma and Combat Critical Care in Critical Practice. In Clinical Practice, Springer, pp. 41-61. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28758-4_3
Proffitt, A & Rees, P 2016, 'The athletic ECG' Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service, vol 102, no. 1, pp. 50-55.
Parsons, I, White, S, Gill, R, Gray, HH & Rees, P 2015, 'Coronary artery disease in the military patient' Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, vol 161, no. 3, pp. 211-22. DOI: 10.1136/jramc-2015-000495
Lamb, L, Robson, J, Ardley, C, Bailey, M, Dickson, S, Fletcher, T, Hinsley, D, Hutley, E, Nicholson-Roberts, T & Rees, P 2015, 'Bacterial co-infection is rare in patients with Ebola virus disease in a military Ebola virus disease treatment unit in Sierra Leone' Journal of Infection, vol 71, no. 3, pp. 406-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2015.03.004
Nicholson-Roberts, T, Fletcher, T, Rees, P, Dickson, S, Hinsley, D, Bailey, M, Lamb, L & Ardley, C 2015, 'Ebola virus disease managed with blood product replacement and point of care tests in Sierra Leone' QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, vol 108, no. 7, pp. 571-2. DOI: 10.1093/qjmed/hcv092
Rees, PSC, Ardley, C, Bailey, M, Dickson, S, Fletcher, T, Hinsley, D, Lamb, L & Nicholson-Roberts, T 2014, 'Op GRITROCK: the Royal Navy supports defence efforts to tackle Ebola' Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service, vol 100, no. 3, pp. 228-30.
Ludman, AJ, Hausenloy, DJ, Babu, G, Hasleton, J, Venugopal, V, Boston-Griffiths, E, Yap, J, Lawrence, D, Hayward, M, Kolvekar, S, Bognolo, G, Rees, P & Yellon, DM 2011, 'Failure to recapture cardioprotection with high-dose atorvastatin in coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomised controlled trial' Basic research in cardiology, vol 106, no. 6, pp. 1387-95. DOI: 10.1007/s00395-011-0209-5
Rees, PSC, Babu, GG, Boston-Griffiths, EA, Bognolo, G, Hayward, M, Kolvekar, S, Lawrence, D, Yap, J, Hausenloy, DJ & Yellon, DM 2010, '014 Atorvastatin protects human myocardium from lethal ischaemia-reperfusion injury by activating the risk pathway' Heart, vol 96, no. Suppl 1, pp. A11. DOI: 10.1136/hrt.2010.195941.14