Professor Zaheer Yousef



GMC number: 3612316

Practising since: 1992



Consultation times

  • Monday evenings at the Cardiff Bay Hospital
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Professor Yousef is a consultant cardiologist specialising in heart failure, cardiomyopathies, and pacing treatments for heart failure. He leads the tertiary heart function service at the University Hospital of Wales where he also holds an honorary chair from Cardiff University for his research investigating novel pacing treatments for patients with impaired heart function. He has a keen interest in sports cardiology and provides cardiac services for elite athletes including the national Welsh football and rugby squads. He runs regular charitable missions in sub-Saharan Africa and serves as the pan-African ambassador for heart failure.    

Special interests

Heart failure, Cardiomyopathies, Pacing and complex cardiac device implants, Pulmonary Hypertension, General cardiology.

Personal interests

Charitable work in Africa involving teaching and training cardiologists in an attempt to help redress disparities in healthcare.

Professor Yousef's sporting activities these days are restricted to spectatorship where he enjoys watching the ups and downs of Cardiff City in his role as their honorary cardiologist. 

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Professor Zaheer Yousef at Nuffield Health

  • Assessment of all Aspects of Cardiology

Locations Professor Zaheer Yousef works with

Related experience


General academic interest is in the field of application of novel therapies to improve cardiac function. Early studies evaluated the role of post-pacemaker implant “fine-tuning” of cardiac cycle timings and use of temporary epicardial biventricular pacing in patients following cardiac surgery. Both projects showed clinical benefits which have been incorporated into routine clinical practice. Current projects involve examining the roles of biventricular pacing in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction and the role of restoring sinus arrhythmia in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction.


  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Society for Heart Failure
  • Pan-African Society of Cardiology
  • European Society of Cardiology

Other posts held

  • Consultant cardiologist: University Hospital of Wales

Insurers Professor Zaheer Yousef works with

Professor Zaheer Yousef works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Professor Zaheer Yousef does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Zaheer Yousef does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Zaheer Yousef does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.