- Bupa Platinum consultant
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- Open Referral network
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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). I have been appointed as Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Glenfield Hospital.
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 also 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;
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;
Blood pressure assessment and treatment; Exercise stress testing.
- Julie Reedy
- Cardiology Department Glenfield Hospital Groby Road Leicester LE3 9QP
- 0116 258 3297
Anaesthetists worked with
- Doctify - pt feedback
- Dr Riyaz Somani discusses cardiac arrhythmias.
- Spire Leicester Hospital
- UK's first Micra AV pacemaker Implant - 2020.
- Spire Nottingham Hospital
- Dr Riyaz Somani answers FAQs on Atrial fibrillation.
- Dr Riyaz Somani - Looking after your heart.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
Inherited Cardiac Conditions.
Micra Leadless Pacemaker Implantation.
Clinical Excellence Award
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Fluent
Please see website.
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- Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology European Society of Cardiology 2020
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 2002
- MB ChB University of Leeds 1998
- PhD University of Leeds 2011
- Diploma In Cardiac Electrphysiology/Device Therapy Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada 2013
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians RCP (London) 2019
- Fellow of the American College of Cardiology American College of Cardiology 2019
Reference number 4518107
- Gartree Road Oadby LEICESTER LE2 2FF
- 14:00 - 18:00
- 0116 272 0888
- Tollerton Lane Tollerton Nottingham NG12 4GA
- 09:00 - 12:30
- 0115 937 7801
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
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Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Ablation of atrial fibrillation by isolation of the pulmonary veins (RFA/CRYO/laser) (including mapping) - (5-50)
Spire Nottingham Hospital (5-50)
IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)
Ablation of atrial arrhythmia (including mapping) - (5-50)
Spire Nottingham Hospital (5-50)
External cardioversion - (1-5)
Removal of implantable ECG loop recorder (including reporting) - (1-5)
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