Dr Hitesh Patel


Dr Hitesh Patel

Dr Hitesh Patel


MB ChB 1986 Auckland

“Working as a cardiologist is how I’ve chosen to contribute to society. My skills and knowledge can improve quality of life for patients who are experiencing cardiac problems. For those who aren’t experiencing any symptoms, but have a family history of heart disease, I can offer non-invasive investigations that provide reassurance about the future.”

Dr Hitesh Patel’s Background

After basic medical training at the Auckland School of Medicine, Dr Hitesh Patel completed his medical and cardiology registrar training at hospitals in Auckland and Tauranga. He did his cardiology specialist training at Greenlane Hospital.

Dr Patel has a strong interest in general cardiology with a focus on ischaemic and valvular heart disease and the use of cardiac imaging for diagnosis. His position as a full-time cardiologist at North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals, continues to provide him with exposure to the full range of cardiac problems that can affect patients.

He enjoys keeping up to date with new research and has made contributions to research, particularly as a sub or principal investigator, for many multi-center trials. He is a willing participant in endeavours to improve treatment of heart disease and in the last two years has travelled to assist the group that are providing cardiac surgery to patients in Fiji.

At Ascot, Dr Patel conducts general cardiology clinics, resting and stress echocardiography and diagnostic angiograms. He hopes to expand soon to be able to review CT coronary angiograms. Beyond work, Dr Patel likes to spend time with his family.

Articles Written by Dr Hitesh Patel

Restoring the Rhythm . . . Atrial fibrillation under the scope

The global burden of atrial fibrillation remains unknown, but in New Zealand it is estimated that AF affects a minimum of five percent of the population. Atrial fibrillation is touted as the most common cardiac arrhythmia and complications can be severe – increased risk of stroke, heart failure, myocardial infarction and dementia. Management of atrial ...

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Heart Failure Therapies in Focus . . . Cardiac Resynchronisation

Worldwide cardiologists and doctors alike are vested in therapies to combat heart failure and explore measures to improve the quality of life for patients – new implanted device based therapies are under active investigations- including devices that can modulate cardiac contractility, and multiple other modes to alter vagal tone. In an ever-evolving landscape of treatment ...

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Heart Failure Complexities . . . A ‘black box’ of treatment measures

Around the globe, in developed countries, 1-2% of the adult population have heart failure, rising to over ten percent in those aged over 70 years. Heart failure occurs not just with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, but also with preserved ejection fraction.– with figures steadily climbing year-on-year. However, despite the prevalence of modern-day interventions – ...

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Author: Dr Hitesh PatelPosted: February 13, 2018Tags: , , , Category: Uncategorized

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