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Professor Faizel Osman

Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist


Practises at: The Meriden Hospital


Personal Profile

Professor Faizel Osman is Consultant Cardiologist / Electrophysiologist at University Hospital Coventry and The Meriden Hospital Coventry. He is Honorary Professor of Cardiology with Warwick University (Warwick Medical School) and is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) and Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC). He is head of Cardiac Arrhythmia Management at UHC and was appointed to lead this new service for patients in Coventry and Warwickshire in 2008. Professor Osman qualified from University of Wales College of Medicine in 1995 with commendation.

His early training was at University Hospital Birmingham, and he was awarded a British Heart Foundation Research Fellowship in Cardiology in 1999 with several high profile publications resulting from the research. He subsequently trained as Specialist Registrar in Cardiology within the West Midlands region and sub-specialist training in Arrhythmia Management (Cardiac Electrophysiology and Device Therapy) at University Hospital Birmingham, University Hospital of North Staffordshire and University Hospital Leicester (Glenfield).

He has extensive experience in cardiac device implants and cardiac electrophysiology and ablation. He holds specialist accreditation's from several organisations including Heart Rhythm UK, International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (US) and the European Heart Rhythm Association. He regularly speaks at courses for cardiologists in training.

He regularly speaks at courses for cardiologists in training and is very active in arrhythmia research. Prof Osman’s specialist interests include cardiac electrophysiology and ablation (using 3D mapping and cryoballoon technology), atrial fibrillation, SVT, atrial flutter, VT, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, cardiac resynchronisation therapy for heart failure, permanent pacemaker implantations, syncope and sudden cardiac death risk assessment. He has successfully supervised PhD cardiology research fellows and has published extensively in the field of arrhythmia. His on-going research projects include arrhythmias in sleep apnoea, magnetocardiography for sudden cardiac death risk prediction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy research and impact of SGLT inhibitors on cardiac autonomic function.

Clinical Interests

  • Cardiac electrophysiology and ablation
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
  • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy for symptomatic heart failure
  • Permanent pacemaker implants
  • Syncope and sudden cardiac death risk assessment

Professional Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • Heart Rhythm UK
  • British Cardiac Intervention Society
  • Royal College of Physicians (London)

A discussion on cardiac arrhythmia

Professor Faizel Osman discusses cardiac arrhythmia's and the different treatment options available

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