Dr Zakariyya Vali

Clinical Research Fellow – NIHR Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Centre Dr Zak Vali

Honorary Specialist Registrar in Cardiology

MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians, London, 2013
MBChB (Hons), University of Leicester, 2010

Tel: 0116 258 3643

Email: z.vali@le.ac.uk

Address: Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester LE3 9QP


Research Interests

  • The role of nitric oxide in cardiac physiology and pathology
  • Measurement and modulation of cardiac autonomic function
  • Neuromodulation for heart failure and arrhythmia management
  • Novel mobile and wearable health technologies in cardiovascular medicine
  • Ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death risk stratification
  • Non-invasive mapping of ventricular arrhythmias


Key Publications

Mistry A, Natarajan N, Hussain S, Vali Z. Unusual presentation of acute pulmonary embolus presenting with inferior ST elevation. BMJ Case Rep. 2018;2018. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-226063

C. Thaitirarot, Z. Vali, L. Clayton, W. Nicolson, I. Loke.  Transformation of a heart failure service; results of a local audit comparing standards of care in 2012 and 2017 in patients treated for heart failure at Glenfield Hospital. Heart, Volume 104, Issue Supplement 6, 2 June 2018, Page A40.

C. Thaitirarot, Z. Vali, L. Clayton, I. Loke. Improving outcomes in patients with heart failure; reduction in mortality and readmissions achieved with reduction in length of stay. European Journal of Heart Failure, Volume 20, Issue Supplement S1, 28 May 2018, Page 5–638

Z. Vali, M. Lazdam, A. Mistry, X. Li, G.A. Ng. Novel software application for non-invasive localisation of premature ventricular complexes to guide catheter ablation. Heart Rhythm, Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2018 Supplement, Pages S284 - S387, B-P003-141.

A. Mistry, Z. Vali, A. Taher, X. Li, GA. Ng. Patients managed by non-cardiologists are less likely to be assessed for implantable cardioverter defibrillators, EP Europace, Volume 20, Issue supplement 1, 1 March 2018, Page i9.

A Mistry, Z Vali, A Taher, X Li, G A Ng. Striking difference between cardiac sub-specialties during consideration for implantable cardioverter defibrillators, EP Europace, Volume 20, Issue supplement 1, 1 March 2018 Pages i199.

Z Vali, A Mistry, WB Nicolson, G Chu, X Li, AJ Sandilands, R Somani, R Chelliah, D Chin, R Pathmanathan, P Stafford, GA Ng. The Changing Trends in New ICD and CRT-D Implants over the Last 20 Years at a Single Large Tertiary Cardiology Centre.  EP Europace, Volume 19, Issue supplement 1, 1 Oct 2017, Pages i26.

Xin Li, Gavin S Chu, Tiago P Almeida, João L Salinet, Nawshin Dastagir, Amar R Mistry, Zakariyya Vali, Peter J Stafford, Fernando S Schlindwein, G André Ng; Characteristics of ablated rotors in terminating persistent atrial fibrillation using non-contact mapping, EP Europace, Volume 19, Issue suppl_1, 1 October 2017, Pages i3, doi.org/10.1093/europace/eux283.145

Vali Z, Ismail N, Stafford PJ, Sandilands AJ, Ng GA, Spyt TJ. Poster session 1. Permanent pacemaker insertion following open heart operations (surgery). Europace (2012) 14 (suppl 4): iv22-iv27. doi:10.1093/europace/eus301

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