Dr Omar Ali

Personal profile

Dr Omar Ali is a Consultant Cardiologist and specialist in Interventional Cardiology at the Frimley Health Trust in partnership with the Ministry of Defence, one of the largest trusts in the United Kingdom. In addition to providing world-class treatment for coronary and valve heart disease, Dr Omar Ali treats a wide range of adult cardiology conditions including:

• Chest pain and heart attack management. Dr Omar Ali uses diagnostic techniques including coronary angiography and non-invasive cardiac CT imaging in making the diagnosis of coronary narrowing/atheroma

• Coronary stent (angioplasty). He performs regular weekly sessions of complex coronary angioplasty using state of the art coronary imaging techniques such as Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography. He performs his procedures through the wrist using the radial artery which is a technique associated with lower bleeding rate and faster recovery

• Slow heart rate, dizziness and blackouts. He performs permanent pacemaker insertion procedures (both single and dual chamber) to treat symptomatic slow heart rate causing dizziness and/or collapse

• Valve heart disease. He is experienced in the diagnosis and management of common valve disease such as aortic stenosis and alternative non-surgical treatments such as TAVI

Dr Omar Ali undertook his specialist cardiology training at prestigious hospitals in London and Europe working alongside world renowned experts. These include the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals and Hammersmith Hospital in London and the Erasmus Medical Centre and Maasstad Ziekenhuis in Netherlands where he undertook his fellowship in Coronary Angioplasty and Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Intervention (TAVI).

Dr Omar Ali graduated from Guys Kings and St Thomas' Medical School in 2000 with a First Class Honours degree in his BSc. in Cardiovascular Pharmacology and was awarded the King’s College London Scholarship for the top 10 graduate of the year. 

Dr Omar Ali was awarded the British Heart Foundation Junior Fellowship to study his postgraduate medical doctorate at Hammersmith Hospital. He was awarded his doctorate degree from Imperial College London wining in second place the British Junior Cardiologist Association- International Research Award. 

He is still involved in research exploring optimal treatments for coronary heart disease. His work has been presented at International Conferences in both United Kingdom and Abroad in Europe and the United states and continues to be widely cited in the medical literature. He is the director of the Wexham Integrated Cardiology Conference with accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians in London.

Professional Memberships

  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
  • European Cardiology Society
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Medical Protection Society

Clinical Interests

  • Heart attack
  • Chest pain; Angina (coronary artery disease)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Blackouts
  • Faints
  • Palpitations
  • Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
  • Arrhythmias
  • Slow/Extra (Ectopics) heart beat
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart murmur (Mitral and Aortic valve disease)
  • TAVI assessment
  • Dilated and Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Sudden death syndrome
  • Complex devices assessment (CRT/ICD)
  • PFOLoop recorder and Pacemaker implantation
  • ECG
  • TOE/Echo/Stress echo
  • Coronary CT angiography
  • Coronary angiography
  • Angioplasty (stent)
  • Heart and cholesterol screening

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