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Dr James Richardson

  • Consultant Interventional Cardiologist


Interventional Cardiology
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
General Cardiology

Specialist Clinical Interests

ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Acute coronary syndromes
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Research Interests

Cardiac regeneration with mesenchymal stem cells
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance imaging, including stress perfusion.
Acute coronary syndromes

Professional Profile

I joined the Trust as a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in April 2014.

The majority of my Registrar training was undertaken in Newcastle and Middlesbrough, together with a 2.5-year fellowship in Adelaide, Australia.

I am involved in all aspects of coronary intervention, but I am particularly interested in heart attack angioplasty. In addition to PCI, I am also fully trained in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, which is a growing service in our trust. Furthermore I am keen to contribute to research in our successful academic unit, including building upon my PhD studies on mesenchymal stem cell therapy for the repair of myocardium damaged by heart attack

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

Bachelor of medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – University of Newcastle upon Tyne 2002
Member of the Royal College of Physicians – Edinburgh, 2004
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - University of Adelaide, 2014
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) member, 2007 – current
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sheffield, 2014 – current


1. JD Richardson, AG Bertaso, PJ Psaltis, L Frost, A Carbone, S Paton, AJ Nelson, DT Wong, MI Worthley, S Gronthos, A Zannettino, SG Worthley. Impact of Timing and Dose of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy in a Preclinical Model of Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Card Fail. 2013 May;19(5):342-53. 
2. JD Richardson, PJ Psaltis, L Frost, A Carbone, S Paton, AG Bertaso, AJ Nelson, DT Wong, MI Worthley, S Gronthos, A Zannettino, SG Worthley. Incremental Benefits of Repeated Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Administration Compared to Solitary Intervention in a Preclinical Model of Myocardial Infarction. Cytotherapy. 2014 Apr;16(4):460-70
3. JD Richardson, AJ Nelson, ACW Zannettino, S Gronthos, SG Worthley, PJ Psaltis. Optimization of the Cardiovascular Therapeutic Properties of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells – Taking The Next Step. Stem Cell Rev. 2013 Jun;9(3):281-302. .
4. JD Richardson, AG Bertaso, L Frost, PJ Psaltis, A Carbone, B Koschade, DT Wong, AJ Nelson, S Paton, K Williams, MI Worthley, KS Teo, S Gronthos, A Zannettino, SG Worthley. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, Transthoracic and Transoesophageal Echocardiography; A Comparison of in vivo Assessment of Ventricular Function in Rats. Lab Anim. 2013 47(4) 291–300.
5. JD Richardson, MS Cunnington, AJ Nelson, JA Bradley, KS Teo, SG Worthley, MI Worthley. Like a House Afire: Cardiac Sarcoidosis. Am J Med. 2013 Jan;126(1):21-4.
6. Richardson JD, Turley AJ, Wright RA. The Dancing heart. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2014 Dec 1.
7. Abed HS, Nelson AJ, Richardson JD, Worthley SG, Vincent A, Wittert GA, Leong DP. Impact of weight reduction on pericardial adipose tissue and cardiac structure in patients with atrial fibrillation. Am Heart J. 2015 May;169(5):655-662.e2
8. Azarisman MS, Richardson JD, Chua SK, Cunnington MS, Teo KS, Worthley SG. Effusive Constrictive Pericarditis. Am J Med. 2013 Jan;126(1):25-6.
9. Richardson, JD; Nelson AJ; Worthley, SG; Teo, KSL; Baillie, T; Worthley, MI. Multivessel Coronary Artery Spasm. Heart Lung Circ. 2012 Feb;21(2):113-6.
10. Richardson, JD; Teo, KSL; Bertaso, AG; Wong, DT; Disney, P; Worthley, SG. Uhl’s Anomaly. Int J Cardiol. 2012 Jan 26;154(2):e36-7.
11. AG Bertaso, JD Richardson, DTL Wong, A Shah, KSL Teo, SG Worthley. An unusual cause of heart failure. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2012 Mar;13(3):205-6.
12. DTL Wong, JD Richardson, R Puri, M Worthley, S Worthley. Myocardial ‘No-Reflow’- Diagnosis and Pathophysiology. Int J Cardiol .2012 Jan 25.
13. AG Bertaso, JD Richardson, DTL Wong, MS Cunnington, AJ Nelson, H Tayeb, K Williams, DP Chew, MI Worthley, KS Teo, SG Worthley. Prognostic Value of Adenosine Stress Perfusion Cardiac MRI in Intermediate Cardiovascular Risk Population. Int J Cardiol. 2012 Jun 2.
14. DTL Wong, JD Richardson, R Puri, AJ Nelson, AG Bertaso, MI Worthley, SG Worthley. The Role of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Following Acute Myocardial Infarction. Eur Radiol. 2012 Aug;22(8):1757-68.
15. DTL Wong, M Leung, JD Richardson, R Puri, A Bertaso, K Williams, I Meredith, K Teo, M Worthley, S Worthley. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Derived Late Microvascular Obstruction Assessment post ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Is The Best Predictor Of Left Ventricular Remodeling: A Comparison of Angiographic and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Derived Measurements. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Dec;28(8):1971-81.
16. DTL Wong, M Weightman, M Baumert, H Tayeb, JD Richardson, R Puri, A Bertaso, K Roberts-Thomson, P Sanders, M Worthley, S Worthley. Electro-mechanical Characteristics of Myocardial Infarction Border Zones and Ventricular Arrhythmic Risk: Novel Insights From Grid-tagged Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Eur Radiol. 2012 Aug;22(8):1651-8.
17. DTL Wong, A Bertaso, G Liew, V Thomson, M Cunnington, JD Richardson, G Kourlis, B Lorraine, M Worthley, S Worthley. Relationship of aortic annular eccentricity and paravalvular regurgitation post transcatheter aortic valve implantation with Core Valve. J Invasive Cardiol 2013 Apr;25(4):190-5.
18. AG Bertaso, DTL Wong, GYH Liew, MS Cunnington, JD Richardson, VS Thomson, B Lorraine, G Kourlis, D Leech, MI Worthley, SG Worthley. Aortic Annulus Dimension Assessment by Computed Tomography for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation - Differences Between Diastole and Systole. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Dec;28(8):2091-8.
19. Carbone A, Psaltis PJ, Nelson AJ, Metcalf R, Richardson JD, Weightman MJ; Thomas A, Finnie JW, Young G, MBBS, Worthley SG, Dietary omega-3 supplementation fails to protect against anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in a preclinical model. J Card Fail. 2012 Jun;18(6):502-11.
20. DTL Wong, DP Leong, MJ Weightman, JD Richardson, BK Dundon, MC Leung, IT Meredith, MI Worthley, SG Worthley. Magnetic Resonance-Derived Circumferential Strain Provides a Superior and Incremental Assessment of improvement in Contractile Function in Patients early after STEMI. Eur Radiol. 2014 Jun;24(6):1219-28.
21. HS Abed, AJ Nelson, JD Richardson, SG Worthley, DP Leong, GA Wittert, Impact of Weight Reduction on Pericardial Fat and Cardiac Structure in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Am Heart J. 2015 May;169(5):655-662.
22. Rajwani A, Richardson JD, Kaabneh A, Kendall S, De Belder MA. Intra Cardiac Erosion of a Pectus Bar. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Feb;15(2):229..


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