Clinical Work & Training
Dr Ricardo Petraco is an internationally recognised Cardiologist and an expert in the field of Coronary Artery Disease (heart attacks and angina).
He undertook extensive 12-year cardiology training in top London teaching hospitals, including the Royal Brompton Hospital, St Marys Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital. He is currently a Consultant Cardiologist at Imperial College NHS Trust , where he works as a general and interventional cardiologist, performing percutaneous (keyhole) cardiac procedures.
His intensive and comprehensive cardiology training has equipped him with a unique wealth of knowledge and expertise that he offers to his patients.
His sees his private clinic patients at One Heart Clinic in Harley Street and Marlow, Buckinghamshire, as well as online via video consultations.
Research & Innovations
Dr Petraco is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, where he undertakes clinical experiments in the field of coronary physiology and imaging. He has a special interest in understanding how the blood flows through the arteries into the heart muscle and how to develop diagnostic methods to detect abnormal blood flow patterns.
During his cardiology training, he undertook a 3-year PhD at Imperial College London where he and a team of researchers develop a revolutionary technique to measure the severity of narrowings in the arteries around the heart, which is now used around the world.
OVER 100 PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
A full updated list of his more than 100 peer reviewed publications can be found here:
Teaching & Proctoring
With a combination of technical expertise and communication skills, Dr Ricardo Petraco is a captivating teacher. He teaches students and junior doctors at Imperial College and travels internationally to lecture in scientific meetings and cardiology congresses.
He also works as an international proctor for Coronary Physiology and Intravascular Imaging, where he teaches cardiology colleagues and other healthcare professionals on the application of diagnostic methods his team has developed.
Videos with of some of his previous talks can be found here.
Dr Petraco is a consultant for both the pharmaceutical and device industries, to which he offers his extensive clinical and research expertise for the design of clinical trials and development of novel technologies. He is the Medical Director of the London Corelaboratory, a highly specialised cardiovascular data analysis laboratory offering its services to industry and acadaemic partners.