Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





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.


Salmasi AM, Frost P, Dancy M, 2006, Is glycated haemoglobin a sensitive index to identify left ventricular dysfunction two months after acute myocardial infarction in normotensive subjects?, Int J Cardiol, Vol:110, ISSN:0167-5273, Pages:67-73

Salmasi AM, Rawlins S, Dancy M, 2005, Left ventricular hypertrophy and preclinical impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus contribute to abnormal left ventricular diastolic function in hypertensive patients., Blood Press Monit, Vol:10, ISSN:1359-5237, Pages:231-238

Salmasi AM, Dancy M, 2005, The glucose tolerance test, but not HbA(1c), remains the gold standard in identifying unrecognized diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance in hypertensive subjects., Angiology, Vol:56, ISSN:0003-3197, Pages:571-579

Salmasi AM, Al-Bahrani LJ, Alimo A, et al., 2005, Combination of site of infarct, unrecognized glucose intolerance, and reinfarction after acute myocardial infarction in normotensive subjects is determinant of the development of subsequent systemic hypertension: a pilot study., Am J Hypertens, Vol:18, ISSN:0895-7061, Pages:1294-1299

Salmasi AM, Frost P, Dancy M, 2005, Left ventricular diastolic function in normotensive subjects 2 months after acute myocardial infarction is related to glucose intolerance., Am Heart J, Vol:150, Pages:168-174

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