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Date of registration

18 Jul 2006

Primary medical qualifications


Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

About Dr Salahaddin Ubaid

Dr Salahaddin Ubaid is a UK trained consultant interventional Cardiologist working at Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal hospitals. Additionally, he holds the position of Honorary Clinical Lecturer and Clinical Tutor with the University of Bristol.

Dr Ubaid graduated in 2001. He obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 2007. He also passed the European Exam in Core Cardiology, formerly known Knowledge based assessment, in 2014. He completed his general and interventional cardiology training in the West Midlands and worked across many large tertiary cardiac centers, including University Hospitals Queen Elizabeth, Birmingham, University Hospitals of North Midlands, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire and New Cross Hospital. Following completion of cardiology training, he undertook 12 months interventional cardiology fellowship at University Hospitals Queen Elizabeth, Birmingham where he further consolidated his skills and experience in complex coronary and structural heart interventions, particularly TAVI.

Dr Ubaid was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Interventional Cardiology Training from the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) Paris, France. He is fully accredited by the British Society of Echocardiography in transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.

Dr Ubaid was the first cardiologist world-wide to conduct novel research comparing the effectiveness of a new antiplatelet drug in patients presenting with heart attack. In February 2020, he was awarded a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Birmingham for his novel research work. He was the runner up for the Young Investigator Award from the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) in 2017. Dr Ubaid has numerous publications and has presented in cardiology conferences on a national and international level.

He has substantial experience in the management of patients with a wide range of general heart conditions and specialises in the management of coronary heart disease, cardiovascular risk assessment, cardiovascular diseases prevention, and cardiac rehabilitation. In addition, Dr Ubaid has a special interest in sports cardiology, and has completed the necessary training in association with the European Association of Preventive Cardiology, Paris, France.

Dr Ubaid is very keen on medical education. He currently holds the position of Honorary Clinical Lecturer and Clinical Tutor with the University of Bristol. He was awarded a Certificate of “Excellent Cardiology Teaching” from the University of Birmingham, whilst working as a cardiology research and educational fellow.

The symptoms that can be investigated, heart conditions that can be treated and the procedures that can be undertaken by Dr Ubaid are summarized below:


  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Dizzy spells / lightheadedness
  • Faints / blackouts / collapse
  • Heart murmurs
  • High blood pressure related symptoms
  • Exercise related symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath and dizziness


1: General and Interventional Cardiology

  • Coronary artery disease (stable and unstable angina, heart attack)
  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)
  • Heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter
  • Heart valve diseases, mainly aortic valve stenosis, mitral valve prolapse and mitral valve regurgitation
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol including familial hypercholesteraemia
  • Heart failure
  • Stress induced cardiomyopathy, also known as Broken-heart syndrome or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Cancer treatment and your heart
  • COVID-19 and your heart
  • Diabetes and your heart (diabetes related cardiac conditions)
  • Endocarditis
  • Older adults and heart disease
  • Myocarditis
  • Pulmonary embolism (clots in the lungs)
  • Pericardial diseases such as pericarditis

2: Sports Cardiology

  • Identification of cardiovascular diseases and risk stratification in individuals participating in recreational (for leisure) and competitive (for performance and winning) sports
  • Assessment, investigations and management of sport related heart symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath and dizziness
  • Exercise recommendations (what to do and what not to do) for exercise and sports in healthy individuals
  • Exercise recommendation and prescription for patients with:
    • Angina
    • Aging individuals
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Aortopathy
    • Heart attack
    • Heart valve disease, aortic and mitral valves
    • Heart failure
    • Heart rhythm abnormalities
    • Cardiomyopathies
    • Congenital heart disease
    • Myocarditis and pericarditis
    • Implantable cardiac devices
    • Cancer patients
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Pregnancy
    • Return to sport and exercise following cardiovascular events such as heart attack
  • Sports pre-participation cardiovascular screening (competitive and recreational sports) for individuals of all ages, aimed at the detection and management of heart conditions associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD). This includes:
    • Screening adolescent and young athletes, older than 14 years of age
    • Screening for members of various sporting disciplines
    • Screening for school students and the general population
    • Screening athletes with a family history of sudden cardiac death
    • Cardiovascular Safety assessment at Sports Arenas
    • Training sports organizations staff, schools and other sports institution’s personnel the skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED)
    • Wearable technology and your heart (smart watches and fitness trackers)

3: Cardiovascular Risk Factors; Assessment, Prevention, Management, Secondary Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Cardiovascular risk assessment in healthy individuals (assess risk of developing cardiovascular events)
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment in patients undertaking non-cardiac operations
  • Cardiovascular disease prevention (Heart and vascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke)
  • Cardiovascular rehabilitation (physical and psychological recovery following a cardiac event such as a heart attack)


  • Certificate of Excellence in Interventional Cardiology Training
    The European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions, (EAPCI) Paris, France June 2020 (Completions of two-year training programme)
  • Certificate of Completion of Sports Cardiology Training from the European Association of Preventative Cardiology Paris, France July 2022
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of Birmingham UK 20/02/2020
  • Certificate of Completion of Cardiology Training (General and Interventional Cardiology) General Medical Council 31st August 2019
  • British Society of Echocardiography Transoesophageal Echocardiography Full Accreditation (TEE) 15th October 2017
  • British Society of Echocardiography Transthoracic Echocardiography Full Accreditation (TTE) 24th October 2012
  • Cardiology KBA (Knowledge Based Assessment) EECC, European Society of Cardiology and British Cardiovascular Society. June 2014
  • MRCP UK March 2007
  • MBChB 1st July 2000 University of Salahaddin Medical School, Erbil-Iraq

Skills and inpatient Services

  • Coronary Angiography and Coronary Angioplasty (stenting), a procedure used to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (Fully accredited from the British Society of Echocardiography)
  • Transoesophageal Echocardiography (Fully accredited by the British Society of Echocardiography)
  • Coronary Physiology Assessment
  • Shockwave Intravascular Lithotripsy, is a novel device that modifies calcified lesions via calcium fracture to allow for effective stent deployment
  • Rotational Atherectomy, an instrument used to break accumulated calcium in the coronary arteries for effective stent deployment
  • Laser Coronary Atherectomy, a technique used to remove blockages from coronary arteries
  • Intravascular Ultrasonography (IVUS), provides real time view of the inside of the coronary arteries and allows accurate stents deployment and expansion
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), is an imaging modality that uses near-infrared light to provide high-definition images of the coronary arteries
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Bump Insertion, which helps support blood pressure whilst undertaking complex coronary stenting procedures and in patients who present with heart attack associated with significant drop in blood pressure, known as cardiogenic shock
  • Arterial Closure/Compression Devices, used to close site of artery puncture following coronary angiography/angioplasty
  • Angiographic Assessment of Coronary and Myocardial Blood Flow
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Ultrasound Guided Puncture of Peripheral Arteries

Outpatient Services

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • General Cardiology
  • Sports Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment and Prevention