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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
Dr Patel is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Free NHS Trust and also offers private Cardiology consultations in clinics across London. His extensive training in both London and Oxford has equipped him with a wealth of expertise that enables him to effectively treat all aspects of Cardiology. He has a special interest in Cardiac Intervention, which involves the use of minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat heart disease. Dr Patel's primary goal is to provide excellent care to his patients who he puts at the heart of the decision-making process.
Additionally, Dr Patel is a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University College London and his active involvement in Cardiac research enables him to be at the cutting edge of his speciality. He has published over 30 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals, as well as being an investigator for several international trials. His primary areas of research are in coronary physiology, microvascular function, intra-coronary imaging and myocardial infarction. He is passionate about training the next generation of doctors and as well as being a Cardiology module lead for UCL medical school, He is also responsible for training specialist doctors in both Cardiology and Cardiac Intervention.
Areas of interest
Dr Patel offers expert cardiovascular advice and treatment for a diverse array of symptoms.
Treatment of ischaemic heart disease, angina (chest pain) and heart attack; Treatment of heart failure (breathlessness), arrhythmia (palpitations), atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and valvular heart disease (murmurs); Management of primary and secondary prevention (coronary risk reduction); General cardiology.
- Dr Niket Patel webpage at Cardiologist UK
- Dr Niket Patel at the Royal Free Private Patients Unit
- Dr Niket Patel at the Harley Strret Clinic
- Dr Niket Patel at Research Gate
Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal Free NHS Trust in London.
Sites: Hampstead and Barnet.
Dr N Patel is an expert in coronary physiology and cardiac injury following heart attack. He has authored more than 50 research publications and is currently an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University College London. Furthermore, he is also a site investigator for clinical trials at the Royal Free Hospital. His research interests include:
Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
Coronary microvascular function
Percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty)
Dr N Patel uses the scientific rigours of his research expertise and critique, along with the best evidence based medicine, to inform the decision making process for his patients.
Selected publications are listed here.
To see complete list: www.cardiologistuk.com/research-activity#P
Patel N, Petraco R, Dall'Armellina E, Kassimis G, De Maria GL, Dawkins S, Lee R, Prendergast BD, Choudhury RP, Forfar JC, Channon KM, Davies J, Banning AP, Kharbanda RK. Zero-flow pressure measured immediately after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction provides the best invasive index for predicting the extent of myocardial infarction at 6-months: An Oxford Acute Myocardial Infarction (OxAMI) study. JACC Cardiov Interv 2015 Sep;8(11):1410-21
Patel N, Banning AP. Bioabsorbable scaffolds for the treatment of obstructive coronary artery disease: the next revolution in coronary intervention? Heart 2013;99(17):1236-43
Patel N, De Maria GL, Kassimis G, Rahimi K, Bennett D, Ludman P, Banning AP. Outcomes after Emergency Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in patients with Unprotected Left Mainstem Occlusion: The BCIS (British Cardiovascular Intervention Society) National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention 6-Year Experience. JACC Cardiov Interv 2014;7(9):969-80
De Maria GL, Patel N, Banning AP. Obstructive left main stem coronary disease: is it time to recommend coronary stenting? Heart BMJ 2017 doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2016-310880.
De Maria GL, Cuculi F, Patel N, Dawkins S, Fahrni G, Kassimis G, Choudhury R, JC Forfar, Prendergast B, Channon K, Kharbanda RK, Banning AP. How does coronary stent implantation impact upon the status of the microcirculation during primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction? European Heart Journal 2015 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehv353
Myat A, Patel N, Tehrani S, Banning AP, Redwood SR, Bhat DL. Percutaneous Circulatory Assist Devices for High-Risk Coronary Intervention. JACC Cardiov Interv 2014;8(2):229-244
Iqbal MB, Smith RD, Lane R, Patel N, Matter W, Kabir T, Panoulas V, Mason M, Dalby MC, Grocott-Mason R, Ilsley CD. The prognostic significance of incomplete revascularization and untreated coronary anatomy following percutaneous coronary intervention: An analysis of 6,755 patients with multivessel disease. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2017;1-11
Meirson T, Orion E, Di Mario C, Webb C, Patel N, Channon KM, Ben Gal Y, Taggart DP. Flow Patterns in Externally Stented Saphenous Vein Grafts as Related to the Development of Intimal Hyperplasia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Oct;150(4):871-8
Courses offered to GPs
Chest Pain and Ischaemic Heart Disease
Cardiovascular Risk Management
Updates in Cardiology Guidelines
Anti-coagulation and NOAC
- MBBS St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London 2002
- BSc(1st Class Hons) Imperial College, University of London 2001
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2005
- Doctor of Medicine (Research) St George's University of London 2016
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2018
Reference number 6052534
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council (No: 6052534)
Information Commissioners Office (reg no: ZA233828)
European Society of Cardiology
European Association of Cardiovascular Interventions
Royal College of Physicians, London
British Cardiovascular Society
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
Post treatment communication
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