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Mr Norman Briffa

  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon


Adult Cardiac Surgery

Specialist Clinical Interests

Heart Valve Surgery
Mitral Valve Surgery
Lesser Invasive Heart valve Surgery

Research Interests

Clinical Trials
Heart valve Disease

Professional Profile

Adult Cardiac Surgeon, Consultant since 1998, Has carried out over a thousand heart surgeries, trained in West Midlands, Papworth Hospital Cambridgeshire and Stanford university in California, US.

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

Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery of GB and Ireland
British Heart Valve Society
British Medical Association.
European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery


Briffa NP, Shorthouse R, Chan J, Silva H, Billingham M, Brazelton T, et al. Histological and immunological characteristics of, and the effect of immunosuppressive treatment on, xenograft vasculopathy. Xenotransplantation 2004;11(2):149-59.
Vohra HA, Briffa NP. Routine preoperative insertion of IABP in high-risk off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Heart Surg Forum 2005;8(2):E94-5.
Vohra HA, Goldsmith IR, Rosin MD, Briffa NP, Patel RL. The predictors and outcome of recidivism in cardiac ICUs. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2005;27(3):508-11.
Briffa N. Off pump coronary artery bypass: a passing fad or ready for prime time? Eur Heart J 2008;29(11):1346-9.
Taggart DP, Altman DG, Gray AM, Lees B, Nugara F, Yu LM, et al. Randomized trial to compare bilateral vs. single internal mammary coronary artery bypass grafting: 1-year results of the Arterial Revascularisation Trial (ART). Eur Heart J 2010;31(20):2470-81.
Briffa N. Surgery for degenerative mitral valve disease. Bmj 2011;341:c5339.
Owers CE, Vaughan P, Braidley PC, Wilkinson GA, Locke TJ, Cooper GJ, et al. Atrial myxomas: a single unit's experience in the modern era. Heart Surg Forum 2011;14(2):E105-9.


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