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Areas of Expertise

Prof Mayet performs a range of treatments, including:

  • Cardiac screening
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Echocardiography
  • Chest pain assessment

Some of the conditions he commonly treats are:

  • Hypertension
  • The heart in pregnancy
  • The athletes’ heart
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath

Personal Biography

Professor Mayet, MBCHB MD MBA FESC FACC FRCP, graduated in medicine at the University of Dundee, in 1989. He completed a research fellowship in the Cardiovascular Consequences of Hypertension at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College London, in 1994.

He was then awarded an MBA at the Edinburgh Business School, in 1997. He trained in clinical cardiology at St Mary’s Hospital and The Royal Brompton Hospital between 1994 and 2000.

Professor Mayet was appointed consultant cardiologist at St Mary’s Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, in 2000. Over the years, he has been awarded fellowships of the Royal College of Physicians, the European Society of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology and the British & Irish Hypertension Society.

Following the merger of St Mary’s, Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals with Imperial College, he was appointed chief of service for cardiovascular medicine for Imperial College NHS Trust, in 2008, where he was made professor of cardiology, in 2011.

In 2013, he was appointed Director of Surgery, Cancer and Cardiovascular Division and served on the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Board, a post he held until 2017.

Professor Mayet is a prolific researcher; he also lectures nationally and internationally in the fields of hypertension, echocardiography, coronary physiology, diastolic dysfunction, left ventricular hypertrophy, heart failure and coronary artery disease; and has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications.

He also has an keen interest in driving academic training to creating a supportive environment which enables young bright physician scientists to grow and flourish.

He is a founding member of the International Centre for Circulatory Health, a centre of excellence on the St Marys Hospital, where research is used to advance the standards of care in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, to reduce the expected increase in disease burden around the world.

Research and Awards

Professor Mayet is heavily active in his research interests, which include developing new technologies to assess and treat conditions of the heart and arteries, the development of atherosclerosis, and the physiology of coronary flow and blood pressure, among others.

He heads the NIHR Cardiovascular Health Informatics Collaborative which includes Imperial College London, University College London, Oxford, Cambridge and Kings College London. This very successful collaboration has created large datasets which have led to important and innovative observations.

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