Dr Valeria Pergola

Personal profile

Dr Pergola is a Non-invasive Consultant Cardiologist, graduated in Medicine (1997) and specialized in Cardiology (2001) with full marks and honors.

Currently, I’m working as Consultant in Cardiology, Lead of Cardiac Imaging, at Croydon University Hospital, London, and as Honorary Consultant at Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

Previously Dr Pergola has been working as Consultant at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that has the biggest Cardiac Centre in the Middle East, doing clinical and diagnostic activities in particular in Cardiovascular Imaging by using echocardiography in cardiac and cardiac-surgery divisions. Dr Pergola started to work at KFSH&RC in 2012 under the direction of Prof. George Sutherland.

Previously, from 2007 to 2011 I worked at Azienda dei Colli Hospital in Naples, Italy (Ranked 2nd best Italian Hospital in 2012), where I have been Clinical Director of the Outpatient clinic of High Specialized Excellence Center of Cardiology “D. Cotugno”.

Dr Pergola started my experience in Echocardiography in 1997. Since 1999 Dr Pergola started to perform TTE. In 2000 Dr Pergola did one year of fellowship with Prof Gilbert Habib (President of EACVI) at “la Timone Hospital” in Marseille, to further study on TOE and stress echo .

Currently, Dr Pergola has extensive experience in all different setting of clinical and research arena (ambulatory, ICU, operating room, adult congenital heart disease, and in clinical research).  

Dr Pergola got Certification of Competence in transthoracic and transesophageal  echocardiography and in cardiac CT.

Professional Memberships

  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and of the Italian Society of Echocardiography
  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Level 2 Certification of Competence in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC).

Clinical Interests

  • Valve disease
  • Ischemic heart disease, 
  • Heart failure
  • Stress echo
  • Valve stress echo
  • Transesophageal echo
  • Contrast echo and bubble studies
  • Cardiac CT

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