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Diana R Holdright: Consultant Cardiologist and Heart Specialist, London

Diana R Holdright: Consultant Cardiologist, London
Diana R Holdright: Consultant Cardiologist, London

Dr Diana Holdright is a private cardiologist experienced in all aspects of adult cardiology. Her special clinical interests include the management of ischaemic heart disease, the role of revascularisation by percutaneous coronary intervention, hypertension, heart failure, palpitations, dizzy spells and blackouts, and cardiac risk factor assessment.

About Harley Street Cardiologist Diana Holdright

Dr Diana Holdright graduated from UCL and UCH, London, in 1984. She followed this with postgraduate training in cardiology at The National Heart Hospital, The Royal Brompton Hospital, The London Chest Hospital and UCL Hospitals, London. During her training, she conducted research at The National Heart & Lung Institute, London. Dr Holdright has more than 10 years' experience as a consultant cardiologist and has been in private practice since 1997.

Dr Holdright's clinical interests

Dr Holdright sees patients with a wide range of cardiological conditions. She specialises in:

  • The management of ischaemic heart disease (angina and the prevention of heart attacks)
  • The role of revascularisation by percutaneous coronary intervention (coronary angioplasty and stenting) and coronary artery bypass surgery
  • The investigation of cardiac causes of stroke
  • The heart:brain interface
  • Management of valvular heart disease
  • Treatment of heart failure

Diana Holdright also specialises in the assessment of coronary risk in subjects who are not known to suffer from heart disease, but may be prone to it due to family history or the presence of one or more recognised risk factors. She is a strong advocate of coronary artery calcium scoring for evaluation of cardiac risk.

Dr Holdright played an important role in establishing primary angioplasty for the acute management of myocardial infarction (heart attack) at The Heart Hospital in central London.  One of the recognised Heart Attack Centres in London, The Heart Hospital delivers twenty-four-hour emergency angioplasty (PCI) for victims of acute myocardial infarction in the Greater London area.

She is also cardiologist to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, where she troubleshoots the heart:brain interface.  This unique role has given her experience and expertise in the assessment of cardiac risk in epilepsy, the investigation and management of cardiac causes of stroke, the management of dizzy spells and blackouts, the effect of neurological and neuromuscular problems on the heart, and the assessment of the cardiac contribution to autonomic dysfunction.

Professional activities and publications

Dr Holdright has published extensively; she is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, invited articles and abstracts in print. She has also contributed chapters and had 5 books published, both individually and in collaboration with others.

Read more about Dr Holdright's publications.

Teaching and training

Dr Holdright was Educational Supervisor in Cardiology to UCLH where she undertook teaching and training, lecturing, examining and working with a wide range of clinicians across all specialties, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Over the past 30 years Dr Holdright has undertaken wide-ranging research. This has covered her various fields of clinical interest which, more recently, has centred on the heart:brain interface and myocardial ischaemia.

Where can I get treatment from private cardiologist Dr Diana Holdright?

Under the NHS, Dr Holdright is a Consultant Cardiologist at The Heart Hospital, UCLH, London.  UCL Hospitals also incorporates University College Hospital & The National Hospital for Neurology.

Her private cardiology practice is in London’s Harley Street. Outpatients appointments take place in her consulting rooms at The Harley Street Clinic Diagnostic Centre, where she can be contacted by phone, email, fax, or in writing. 

Dr Holdright’s modern and welcoming practice in Harley Street prides itself on a personal approach to patient care. Here she offers a complete range of outpatient cardiac services; a cardiac physiologist is on hand to carry out diagnostic and routine cardiac investigations including ECGs, echocardiograms and 24 hour ECG and blood pressure monitor fittings. 110 Harley Street is in the heart of London’s medical district, so any state of the art facilities required for additional investigations are just a few steps away.

Private patients requiring hospital investigation and treatment are generally admitted to The Harley Street Clinic, London. Dr Holdright also has admitting rights to King Edward VII Hospital for Officers and The London Clinic, both also in Central London.

UK residents wishing to see Dr Holdright are advised to request a referral letter from their GP or specialist.

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Date of registration:

01 Aug 1985


  • Management of ischaemic heart disease
  • Investigation and treatment of hypertension
  • Management of heart failure
  • Palpitations
  • Dizzy spells and blackouts
  • Cardiac risk factor assessment



  • BSc in Human Genetics (London, First Class Hons), 1981
  • MB BS (London) with Distinctions, 1984
  • MRCP (UK), 1987
  • DA (UK), 1989
  • MD (London), 1994
  • JCHMT Cardiology (1996)
  • CCST (UK) Cardiology (1997)
  • FRCP (2000)
  • FESC (2000)

Professional memberships


NHS practice

The Heart Hospital,16-18 Westmoreland Street, London, W1G 8HP

Tel: +44 (0)20 3456 7898

Private practice

The Harley Street Clinic Diagnostic Centre, 13-18 Devonshire Street, London, W1G 7AE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 4346



The Harley Street Clinic Diagnostic Centre

13-18 Devonshire Street

Tel:  +44 (0)20 7631 4346

Fax: +44 (0)20 7224 2204

Email:  info@drholdright.co.uk

Web:   www.drholdright.co.uk


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