The summer rain is like soft kisses,

Our pulsing wheels

Make a rhythmic pattern

While we share

The sounds and the silence.

Minutes later

The western sky is a rainbow

The rain is lighter, and with you

I just carry on

Biking in the rain.

Frequent cheeseburgers and chips

Makes you heavy at the hips,

Repeated doses of vindaloo

Sticks to your arteries like glue;

Thick bars of sweet

With a drink to match,

Might propel you into

The diabetic patch.

Smoking is sin, fats taboo

Yes, it’s you I am talking to.



I keep sunshine in my pockets

If you want I will give you some

But you will have to please me first

With a song when you next come


They come in coloured packets

For the time of the day

There is also one for night-time

I know what you will say


If you wanted to celebrate

Or were down in the dumps

A few packets of sunshine

Won't fail to bring the bumps


Let me make it clear though

I don't sell this for a fee

You only get it from me

If you please me.




Layer-specific strain in hypertensive patients with and without mild diastolic dysfunction

H Sharif, S Ting, L Forsythe, G McGregor, P Banerjee, D O'Leary, D Ditor, ...,Echo Research and Practice, ERP-17-0072

Heart failure: a story of damage, fatigue and injury?

P Banerjee, Open heart 4 (2), e000684

Inpatient Monitoring of Decompensated Heart Failure: What Is Needed?

D Ali, P Banerjee, Current heart failure reports 14 (5), 393-397

Extracellular cardiac matrix biomarkers in patients with reduced ejection fraction heart failure as predictors of response to cardiac resynchronisation therapy: a syste...

CJ McAloon, D Ali, T Hamborg, P Banerjee, P O'Hare, H Randeva, ... Open heart 4 (2), e000639

Randomised feasibility trial into the effects of low-frequency electrical muscle stimulation in advanced heart failure patients

S Ennis, G McGregor, T Hamborg, H Jones, R Shave, SJ Singh, ...

BMJ open 7 (8), e016148

1 Sacubitril/valsartan in chronic symptomatic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: first clinical experience from a large uk tertiary centre, D Ali, F Riley, S Kirkland, J Hyland, P Banerjee

Heart 103 (Suppl 5), A1-A1

Eosinophilic myocarditis due to vasculitis

PP Banerjee, V Dhakshinamurthy' EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HEART FAILURE 19, 15-15

Randomised pilot study into the effects of low frequency electrical muscle stimulation in advanced heart failure patients

SA Ennis, S Anthony, G Mcgregor, T Hamborg, H Jones, R Shave, ...


Heart Failure DIVERT (Daycase Intravenous Effective Relief Therapy) Project. CMV Watson, F Umar, J Mccann, J Hyland, H Nicholson, G Jones, F Riley, ...EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR NURSING 16, S66-S66

High-intensity interval training versus moderate-intensity steady-state training in UK cardiac rehabilitation programmes (HIIT or MISS UK): study protocol for a multice...

G McGregor, S Nichols, T Hamborg, L Bryning, R Tudor-Edwards, ...

BMJ open 6 (11), e012843

Does left ventricular diastolic dysfunction progress through stages? insights from a community heart failure study

P Banerjee, A Motiwala, HM Mustafa, MA Gani, S Fourali, D Ali

International journal of cardiology 221, 850-854

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: A clinical crisis

P Banerjee

International journal of cardiology 204, 198-199

Editor Note: Cardiovascular Diseases and Their Management

P Banerjee

A rare case of primary cardiac lymphoma

AM Khan-Kheil, HM Mustafa, DV Anand, P Banerjee

BMJ case reports 2015, bcr2015211208

Reduced cardiovascular reserve in chronic kidney failure: a matched cohort study

SMS Ting, T Hamborg, G McGregor, D Oxborough, K Lim, S Koganti, ..., American Journal of Kidney Diseases 66 (2), 274-284

The optimum heart rate and blood pressure control in chronic heart failure patients varies with the heart rhythm.

H Iqbal, S Asfandyar, MG Povey, P Banerjee


Functional cardiovascular reserve predicts survival pre-kidney and post-kidney transplantation

SMS Ting, H Iqbal, H Kanji, T Hamborg, N Aldridge, N Krishnan, ...

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 25 (1), 187-195


Reduced functional measure of cardiovascular reserve predicts admission to critical care unit following kidney transplantation

SMS Ting, H Iqbal, T Hamborg, CHE Imray, S Hewins, P Banerjee, ...,PloS one 8 (5), e64335


Intravenous diuretic day-care treatment for patients with heart failure

P Banerjee, G Tanner, L Williams.Clinical Medicine 12 (2), 133-136


Urinary retention and heart failure: One of the many precipitating causes of decompensation. D Ali, M Niemeijer, P Banerjee

International journal of cardiology 154 (2), e38-e39

The impact of cardiac resynchronisation therapy on palliative management of advanced heart failure

N Khan, P Banerjee, D Munday. European Journal of Palliative Care 19 (4), 168-174


Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction is Associated with Increased Vascular Resistance and Reduced VO2max in Patients Awaiting Kidney Transplantation. SM Ting, S Koganti, R Higgins, C Imray, N Aldridge, R Bland, D Zehnder, ..., Circulation 124 (Suppl 21), A9270-A9270


Prolonged electrical muscle stimulation exercise

P Banerjee, B Caulfield, L Crowe, A Clark. BMJ 2011


Arterial-ventricular interaction in patients with heart failure with normal ejection fraction (HFNEF) and systolic heart failure (SYSHF)

A Gunarathne, I Ansari, S Siyabalapitiya, D Dutton, P Glennon, ...



Primary angiography but not primary angioplasty-two year experience from a UK tertiary centre

V Venugopal, M Been, H Singh, PE Glennon, D Adamson, ...



A rare type of ‘coronary arterial—left ventricular fistula’via thebesian veins in a Fragile X syndrome carrier

S Koganti, A Gunarathne, P Desai, P Banerjee

Cardiology journal 18 (3), 318-319


Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

J Ghitelman, WS Aronow, JG Diez, W Shi, W Yusuf, TC Villines, ...


Comparison of non-invasive Arteriograph-derived central blood pressure with direct aortic central pressure in patients undergoing coronary angiography

A Gunarathne, D Dutton, P Banerjee, P Glennon, DRJ Singer



Do heart failure patients understand their diagnosis or want to know their prognosis? Heart failure from a patient's perspective

P Banerjee, L Gill, V Muir, S Nadar, Y Raja, D Goyal, S Koganti

Clinical medicine 10 (4), 339-343

Facets of writing medical poetry

P Banerjee

Clinical Medicine 10 (3), 301-303


Disparity in cardiovascular risk stratification between a novel non-invasive arterial stiffness method and three conventional risk scores in a high risk population

D Dutton, J Fullerton, A Gunarathne, W Dimitri, P Banerjee, ...

Heart 96 (Suppl 1), A69-A70


Electrical muscle stimulation for chronic heart failure: an alternative tool for exercise training?

P Banerjee, Current heart failure reports 7 (2), 52-58


Use of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing To Assess Patients on Renal Transplant Waiting List. H Kanji, J Mckinnell, P Banerjee, D Watson, C Imray, R Higgins, ..., American Journal of Transplantation 10, 55


Successful use of intra-aortic counter pulsation therapy for intractable ventricular arrhythmia in patient with severe left ventricular dysfunction and normal coronary art.... D Goyal, SK Nadar, B Wrigley, S Koganti, P Banerjee. Cardiology journal 17 (4), 401-403


Prolonged electrical muscle stimulation exercise improves strength, peak VO2, and exercise capacity in patients with stable chronic heart failure. P Banerjee, B Caulfield, L Crowe, AL Clark. Journal of cardiac failure 15 (4), 319-326

Primary cardiac undifferentiated sarcoma of the right atrium presenting with cardiac tamponade. PK Kong, S Theodorou, E Beran, H Singh, W Dimitri, Cardiovascular Pathology 18 (2), 110-113

Presentation of an embolised Amplatzer septal occluder to the main pulmonary artery 2 years after implantation

DN Lysitsas, B Wrigley, P Banerjee, PE Glennon, JM Parmar, MF Shiu, ..., International journal of cardiology 131 (3), e106-e107

Replacement of a congenital bicuspid aortic valve in a patient with left ventricular noncompaction. BJ Wrigley, M Rosin, P Banerjee

Texas Heart Institute Journal 36 (3), 241

Cardiac tamponade because of left atrium direct invasion by a large cell neuroendocrine metastatic carcinoma of the lung

DN Lysitsas, P Banerjee, MF Shiu, European Journal of Echocardiography 9 (3), 428-429

Preserving left ventricular function during percutaneous coronary intervention.

P Banerjee, The Journal of invasive cardiology 19 (10), 440-443

Heart failure prevention: A priority. P Banerjee. Geriatric Medicine-37 (7), 27-30

Prolonged electrical muscle stimulation exercise improves strength and aerobic capacity in healthy sedentary adults. P Banerjee, B Caulfield, L Crowe, A Clark, Journal of Applied Physiology 99 (6), 2307-2311

Electrical stimulation of unloaded muscles causes cardiovascular exercise by increasing oxygen demand. P Banerjee, A Clark, K Witte, L Crowe, B Caulfield, European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation 12 (5), 503-508

Repeat thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction. P Banerjee, AL Clark, MS Norell, International journal of cardiology 102 (3), 515-519

Giant right coronary artery aneurysm presenting as a mediastinal mass

P Banerjee, T Houghton, M Walters, GC Kaye, Heart 90 (9), e50-e50

161 Home based exercise training by electrical muscle stimulation in chronic heart failure improves peak V02, exercise time and leg muscle strength

P Banerjee, B Caulfield, L Crowe, L Ingle, JGF Cleland, AL Clark

European Journal of Heart Failure 3 (S1), 32-32


B Caulfield, L Crowe, C Minogue, P Banerjee, A Clark

Journal of Exercise Physiology Online 7 (3)

Diastolic heart failure. Paroxysmal or chronic?

P Banerjee, AL Clark, N Nikitin, JGF Cleland

European journal of heart failure 6 (4), 427-431

1165-134 Can electrical muscle stimulation of the legs produce cardiovascular exercise?

P Banerjee, B Caulfield, L Crowe, AL Clark

Journal of the American College of Cardiology 43 (5), A233

Diastolic heart failure

P Banerjee, AL Clark, JG Cleland

American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology 13 (1), 16-21

Diastolic heart failure: a difficult problem in the elderly

P Banerjee, AL Clark, JGF Cleland

The American journal of geriatric cardiology 13 (1), 16-21

1346 Exercise training by electrical muscles stimulation in normal subjects has a beneficial effect on exercise capacity, muscle strenght and body mass index

P Banerjee, K Witte, S Chattopadhyay, R DeSilva, B Caulfield, L Crowe, ...

European Heart Journal 5 (24), 258

Whatever happened to silent ischaemia?

P Banerjee, T Banerjee, AL Clark


Diastolic heart failure: neglected or misdiagnosed?

P Banerjee, T Banerjee, A Khand, AL Clark, JGF Cleland

Journal of the American College of Cardiology 39 (1), 138-141

 What is the mortality rate for cardiogenic shock complicating myocardial infarction? How should such patients be managed to improve outcome and what are the r...

P Banerjee, MS Norrell

100 Questions in Cardiology, D Holdright, H Montgomery, Wiley-Blackwell 100 questions in cardiology

Cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction: what's new?

P Banerjee, MS Norell


Left ventricular diastolic function

P Banerjee



S Ennis, G McGregor, T Hamborg, H Jones, R Shave, S Singh, ...

Impending paradoxical embolism in a patient with pulmonary embolism: case report and literature

P Banerjee, F Alamgir, M Norell, A Clark, G Kaye


Research Grants

▪ 2015: NIHR CRN grant: Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction-pathophys iology and effect of inhaled Iloprost; £25,000.



▪ 2013: NIHR RFPB programme grant. Effects of Continuous Electrical Muscle Stimulation on Functional Capacity, Cardiac and Vascular Structure and Function, Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Advanced Heart Failure Patients: A Pilot Study.; £189,000.


▪ 2012: CLRN West Midlands (south) Open Call Grant to expand the cardiology research unit at UHCW NHS Trust with 2 additional Band 5 research nurses and admin support; £100,000 


▪  2012:  CLRN West Midlands (south) mentorship programme grant held jointly with Daniel Zehnder on renal/cardiac joint project.  The effects of dynamic exercise training and low frequency electrical muscle stimulation during haemodialysis on cardiovascular, metabolic and renal function: a pilot study; £100,000


▪  2011: BHF Grant held jointly with Daniel Zehnder( PG/11/66/28982); Improvement in LV geometry and CV functional capacity after restitution of the failing kidney through Transplantation; £219,703 


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