Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our longstanding relationship, we are proud to be dedicating our resources to the NHS at this important time. As a result many of our treatments are currently suspended and we are reviewing all planned procedures and consultations. We are making every effort to talk to impacted patients and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Dr Riyaz  Somani

Dr Riyaz Somani

Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

Specialises in

  • Palpitations/flutters/atrial fibrillation
  • Chest pain/angina
  • Dizziness/blackouts
  • Heart failure
  • Pacemakers/defibrillators
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Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital
Tel: 0116 2720888
Clinic times:
Wednesday (alternate): 9am - 12pm
Spire Nottingham Hospital
Tel: 0115 937 7800
Clinic times:
Wednesday (alternate): 9am - 12pm

An initial consultation with Dr Riyaz Somani is from £175.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Riyaz Somani at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Atrial fibrillation ablation
  • CRT implant
  • Implantable cardiac defibrillator implant (ICD)
  • Loop recorder implant
  • Sudden cardiac death risk assessment
  • Ventricular tachycardia ablation
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Professional profile

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.

General Medical Council Number: C4518107

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
Atrial fibrillation
Stroke prevention

Special clinical interests: Atrial fibrillation ablation; Ventricular tachycardia ablation; Sudden cardiac death risk assessment; implantable cardiac defibrillator implant (ICD), CRT implant; loop recorder implant; cardioversion.

Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB / The Leeds School of Medicine, University of Leeds / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCP (UK) / Royal College of Physicians, London / 2019
Higher Specialist Training, Medicine

PhD / The Leeds School of Medicine, University of Leeds / 2011
Doctorate of Philosophy (Cardiology Research)

Diploma in Clinical Electrophysiology and Device Therapy / Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada / 2013
Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Device therapy

FACC / United Kingdom / 2019
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London
British Medical Association
European Society of Cardiology
Member of the AF Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Personal profile

I was raised in Leicester and was delighted to return to my roots after being appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist 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.

Contact information

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