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Dr Riyaz Somani

Cardiology

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Last updated: 9 May 2020

Specialises in

  • Complex Devices
  • Electrophysiology

About me

I was raised in Leicester and was delighted to return to my roots after being appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at the Glenfield Hospital in Leicester in 2014. I am married with two children who take up most of my spare time. When time allows, my other interests include foreign travel, football and music.

I have trained in cardiology since 2002 and was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at the Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, in December 2014. I was also awarded a PhD from the University of Leeds in 2011 after a period of dedicated research in the field of cardiology. I have received extensive training in both general cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at the Yorkshire Heart Centre in Leeds as well as at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada having successfully completed a two year fellowship (Diploma).

As well as general cardiology, my specific areas of interest are palpitations and heart rhythm disorders, radiofrequency ablation procedures, atrial fibrillation ablation, ventricular tachycardia ablation, pacemaker implantation, defibrillator implantation, cardiac resynchronisation therapy (biventricular pacing) for heart failure and the assessment of sudden cardiac death risk.

I perform over 200 procedures per year which include the following: Pulmonary vein isolation (AF ablation) for paroxysmal and persistent AF and VT ablation with epicardial access (using 3D mapping systems). Radiofrequency ablation for atrial flutter, atrial tachycardias and SVTs. Permanent pacemaker implantation (single and dual chamber), Loop recorder implantation, Implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) therapy, Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) for heart failure and cardioversion (internal and external). In addition I also have responsibilities for pacemaker interrogation and analysis, electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation, ECG monitoring, echocardiography, blood pressure assessment and treatment and exercise stress testing.

I implanted the UKs first Micra AV leadlesss pacemaker and am able to offer this technology to patients at Spire.

Areas of interest

Cardiac electrophysiology and heart rhythm management;
Radiofrequency ablation for arrhythmia;
Cardiac arrhythmias;
Palpitations;
Atrial fibrillation;
SVT;
Cryoablation;
Ventricular tachycardia ablation including epicardial ablation (using 3D mapping);
Sudden cardiac death risk assessment;
Single and dual chamber pacemakers;
Micra leadless pacemaker;
Loop recorder implant;
Implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) therapy;
Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) for heart failure;
Cardioversion (internal and external);
Pacemaker interrogation and analysis;
Electrocardiogram (ECG);
ECG monitoring;
Echocardiogram;
Blood pressure assessment and treatment; Exercise stress testing.

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Procedures completed

  • K5760

    Ablation of atrial fibrillation by isolation of the pulmonary veins (including mapping) - (1-5)

    Spire Nottingham Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

    Spire Nottingham Hospital (1-5) Glenfield Hospital (1-5)

  • X5020

    External cardioversion - (1-5)

    Spire Nottingham Hospital (1-5)

  • K5720

    Ablation of AV nodal re-entry tachycardia (including mapping) - (1-5)

    Spire Nottingham Hospital (1-5)

  • 20110

    ECG (including reporting) - (1-5)

  • K5810

    Diagnostic intracardiac electrophysiological study (including characterisation of intracardiac conduction and any testing of anti-arrhythmic drug efficacy by programmed stimulation) - (1-5)

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