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Areas of Expertise

Professor Riyaz Patel performs a range of treatments, including:

  • initial diagnosis and treatment of suspected cardiac symptoms
  • personalised assessment and management of heart disease risk
  • cardiac and coronary CT angiography
  • exercise and dobutamine stress echocardiography

Some of the most common conditions he treats are:

  • chest pain
  • breathlessness
  • palpitations
  • dizziness and syncope (blackouts)
  • unexplained cardiac symptoms
  • raised blood pressure
  • high cholesterol levels
  • familial hypercholesterolaemia
  • heart attacks and secondary prevention
  • premature heart attacks and aetiology
  • high or unexplained cardiovascular risk
  • family history of and genetics of early coronary heart disease
  • valve diseases, aortic, mitral, tricuspid valves

Notable Publications

Professor Riyaz Patel also has a number of notable publications:

  • 2021 ESC Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice (European Heart Journal)


  • Evaluation of the uptake and delivery of the NHS Health Check programme in England, using primary care data from 9.5 million people: a cross-sectional study (BMJ Open)


  • Invasive versus non-invasive management of older patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (SENIOR-NSTEMI): a cohort study based on routine clinical data (Lancet)


  • Subsequent Event Risk in Individuals With Established Coronary Heart Disease


  • Polygenic risk scores for coronary artery disease and subsequent event risk amongst established cases (Human Mol Genetics)


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