Hospital(s): Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery
Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay is a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon.
He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) and the European Board of Cardiovascular Surgeons (FECTS).
Malcolm graduated from the Royal London Hospital Medical School in 1990, he completed a BSc (1st Class Hons.) as an undergraduate. He obtained a PhD whilst training in Cardiac Surgery at Southampton General Hospital & Royal Prince Alfred, Sydney before becoming a Consultant in 2001.
Malcolm performs all aspects of Cardiac Surgery & has specialist expertise in Aortic & Mitral valve surgery (including minimally invasive techniques – keyhole), surgery for heart rhythm disturbances & transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Malcolm has clinic facilities at both Plymouth and Exeter and has administrative support in both sites as well as offering all pre- and post-operative assessment/appointments.
Malcolm has been responsible for the introduction of a number of new procedures or treatments in the South West (TAVI, AF Surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery and endoscopic vein harvesting). He lectures both Nationally and Internationally on his specialist areas of interest.
Malcolm is currently the Service Line Lead for Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery with a budget of approximately £25 million.
To his credit are over 35 publications including a book, book chapters and scientific research papers.
Malcolm has experience as a principal investigator in research trials & has also contributed to both commercial and non-commercial trials as well as reviewing grant applications.
Malcolm sat on the executive of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery GB and Ireland and has advised the Department of Health. Malcolm is committed to open & transparent reporting of clinical outcomes and has been involved in their development.
He is presently the Regional Speciality Advisor for Cardiothoracic Surgery.
He teaches on both professional development and academic cardiac surgical courses.
Cardiac Surgical Training - Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust & Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney.
BSc (1st Class Hons) 1988
FRCS (C/Th) 1998 - Gold Medal Winner
Number and type of operations performed
This graph shows the number and percentage of each type of heart surgery done by this consultant surgeon. The number of operations is shown in the line going up the left hand side. The percentage (%) underneath each coloured bar shows how much of this consultant's heart surgery is made up each procedure type.
The 'key' underneath the graph shows what procedure(s) each coloured bar shows. The abbreviations used are explained below:
- Isolated: This procedure has been carried out on its own. No other procedures were done during the same operation.
- CABG: Coronary artery bypass grafting
- AVR: Aortic valve replacement
- MV: Mitral valve procedure
You can find out more about these procedures in the 'About cardiothoracic surgery' section. If you or someone you know if having heart surgery, it may be helpful to know whether the consultant does lots of that procedure. If you have questions or concerns about the number of procedures being done at your hospital, you should speak to your heart surgeon.
In-hospital survival rate (risk adjusted)
This graph shows the percentage of patients who survived their operation and left hospital alive. This is the 'In-hospital survival rate'. Some patients are more unwell than others and some need more complex operations. Hence, hospitals and consultants perform a range of cardiac operations and the type of patients they operate on can differ. So that we can make fair comparisons between them, the survival rates have been 'risk adjusted' to take into account the illness of the patient and the complexity of the operation. The dot on the graph shows the risk-adjusted survival for the unit/surgeon you have selected and the number of operations performed over the last 3 year period. The blue line indicates the predicted survival and the red dotted lines the range of results expected, worked out by complex statistics.
For more information on understanding mortality rates, look at the Understanding the graphs page
Average patient risk profile
Some risk factors like age, gender, and other medical problems can affect the outcome of heart surgery.
Each of the graphs below shows what percentage of this consultant's patients have each risk factor (light blue bar on the left) next to the average for the whole of the UK (dark blue bar on the right). This can tell you whether the consultant operates on high risk patients in general, and whether they specialise in doing particular types of complicated surgery, like operations on the thoracic aorta.
You can find out more about the risk factors in the 'About cardiothoracic surgery' section.