About Professor Riyaz Patel

Consultant Cardiologist

Heart Health

Sub-specialties: Cardiac CT, Breathlessness, CT Coronary Angiography and Calcium Scoring, Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiac CT Angiography.

Professor Riyaz Patel is a consultant cardiologist with expertise in general and preventive cardiology. He graduated from King’s College London in 2001 and subsequently trained in specialist centres in London and in the USA. He currently holds a prestigious academic chair at UCL leading research into heart disease while seeing and treating patients at both Barts Health and UCLH NHS Trusts.

Overview

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Professor Riyaz Patel is a consultant cardiologist with expertise in general and preventive cardiology. He graduated from King’s College London in 2001 and subsequently trained in specialist centres in London and in the USA. He currently holds a prestigious academic chair at UCL leading research into heart disease while seeing and treating patients at both Barts Health and UCLH NHS Trusts.

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

About Professor Riyaz Patel

Riyaz Patel is a Professor of Cardiology at University College London and a Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Health and UCLH NHS Trusts.

He graduated in medicine from King’s College London in 2001 and completed general medical and specialist cardiology training in teaching hospitals across London and at Emory University in Atlanta, USA.

Professor Patel is a highly experienced cardiologist treating all cardiac symptoms and diagnoses, with a strong background in general medicine. He is widely regarded by his peers as an excellent diagnostician, practising robust evidence-based medicine.

In addition, he has specific research and clinical expertise in cardiovascular (heart attack and stroke) risk and prevention of heart disease, with a focus on atherosclerosis and cholesterol abnormalities such as familial hypercholesterolemia.  He offers a unique approach to helping patients with these conditions by harnessing his academic understanding of their molecular and genetic causes.

Related to this expertise, he is recognized as a leader in the field, and steers strategic development of CVD prevention efforts across East and North London shaping the priorities for cholesterol and blood pressure management in the population while also serving as a topic advisor for NICE and is the UK’s reviewer for European guidelines on dyslipidemias and CVD prevention.

Additional Information

Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • European Society Cardiology
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Society of Echocardiography
  • British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging

Research Highlights

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)