Dr Salmasi is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, and the Clinical Lead of the Second Clinical Attachment at the Imperial College London. He is a Consultant Cardiologist at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals NHS Trust
In 1979 he obtained his Ph.D. in Medicine from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School (currently Imperial College London) and continued his training in cardiology at St. Mary's Hospital, London. His interest in echocardiography and Doppler ultrasound dates back to 1980. In 1982 he published the first report on the use of Doppler ultrasound during exercise to characterise left ventricular function. Together with Professor Merril Spencer of Seattle, he was the co-founder of the International Cardiac Doppler Society in 1983 and became its first vice-president. He has edited four postgraduate text books in Cardiology and till now published 52 original articles in the cardiovascular field. He also published a few original articles on the usefulness of isometric exercise to study diastolic left ventricular function in patients with coronary artery disease, diabetics and hyperlipidaemics.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the British Hypertension Society and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health at the Royal College of Physicians of London.
His main research interest is left ventricular hypertrophy and the relation between hypertension and glucose intolerance, arterial pulse velocity and compliance, atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular changes in auto-immune diseases.
et al., 2015, Sphygmomanometer Cuffs: A Potential Source of Infection!, Angiology, Vol:66, ISSN:0003-3197, Pages:118-121
et al., 2010, Atrial Septal Aneurysm and Patent Foramen Ovale Are Less Prevalent in the Indo-Asian Than in the Caucasian or Afro-Caribbean Population, Angiology, Vol:61, ISSN:0003-3197, Pages:205-210
Salmasi A-M, Iskandrian A, 2012, Cardiac Output and Regional Flow in Health and Disease, Springer Science & Business Media, ISBN:9789401118484
Salmasi A-M, Nicolaides AN, 2012, Occult Atherosclerotic Disease Diagnosis, Assessment and Management, Springer Science & Business Media, ISBN:9789401134040
Salmasi A-M, Strano A, 2012, Angiology in Practice, Springer Science & Business Media, ISBN:9789401154062