Get to know dr. tariq azeem

My name is Dr Tariq Azeem and I am an interventional and general cardiologist at Royal Derby Hospital. After graduating I trained as a junior doctor mainly in regions of the North West of England. My cardiology training began in City Hospital Birmingham, where I worked as a clinical research fellow for 2 years. I completed my specialist registrar training in cardiology at Glenfield Hospital Leicester where I worked alongside world renowned Professor Tony Gershlik. After completing my specialist training in Cardiology I was appointed as an Interventional Cardiologist in Royal Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

I have played a leading role in setting up of the coronary intervention service in Derbyshire. I also led the development of the Primary PCI Service in Derby to ensure that the patients in Derbyshire are treated locally and do not have to travel far or elsewhere after having a heart attack.

I have written various research articles on Interventional procedures such as vascular brachy therapy, intra-aortic balloon pump and vaso spastic angina. I have also written a book on ECG, co-authored by Professor N J Samani.

Outside of my professional work I take a keen interest in sporting activities such as table tennis, badminton and cricket. I play in the Derbyshire Table Tennis League where I play for the Rolls Royce team.

I am a member of:

  • British Cardiovascular Society (BCS)
  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS)
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • British Medical Association (BMA)
  • Medical Defence Union (MDU)

I have a fellowship with:

  • Royal College of Physicians London (FRCP)
  • European Society of Cardiology (FESC)
  • American College of Cardiology (FACC)
Dr Tariq Azeem

Dr Tariq Azeem works with the following health insurance companies:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • PHC Health Insurance
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


This book aims to provide a comprehensive review of ECG interpretation in a case presentation format. The book begins with the basic principles of electrocardiography and provides comprehensive tables listing differential diagnoses of all the major ECG abnormalities. The 50 cases illustrated by large format ECG traces in colour have been chosen to cover a wide range of clinical scenarios in cardiology and more general medical practice. Precise answers and detailed discussion follow each question. Important areas each covered by a variety of cases include pacemakers, arrhythmias and myocardial infarction. There are also cases of rarer conditions, and those that illustrate possible important pitfalls in routine clinical practice.

This book takes a practical, thought provoking approach. It is a valuable resource for doctors, nurses, technicians and students wishing to extend or reinforce their knowledge of ECG interpretation, and in preparation for examinations.

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Rapid Review of ECG Interpretation