Dr Richard P Steeds

Consultant Cardiologist


Professional Membership

  • British Society of Echocardiography

  • American Society of Echocardiography

  • British Nuclear Cardiac Society

  • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Personal profile

I am a Consultant Cardiologist at University Hospitals (Queen Elizabeth) in Birmingham, United Kingdom specialising in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of valvular heart disease and in the management of cardiomyopathy, including rare and metabolic diseases. I am Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular Imaging, incorporating multimodality approaches using echocardiography, magnetic resonance and nuclear imaging.

My practice incorporates out-patient and in-patient management, using advanced echocardiography, cardio-pulmonary exercise stress testing and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in the management of single and complex valve diseases. I am a past President of the British Society of Echocardiography, having previously been responsible for education with the Society at national level for more than 10years, and am an Honorary Reader at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham, having published more than 200 peer-reviewed research articles.


Clinical interests 

Diagnosis, risk stratification and planning intervention for patients with valve disease, including aortic, mitral and right-heart valve regurgitation and stenosis, as well as the care of patients with inherited and acquired heart muscle disease, including inflammation and infiltration.

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