Petr Ruzicka PhD FRCP


Dr P Ruzicka is a Lead Consultant Cardiologist in the Trafford Division of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His private practice is at the BMI Alexandra… More

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  • Question about Verapamil

    I am having vertigo attacks could this be my verapamil medication?


    Petr Ruzicka PhD FRCP

    Verapamil reduces blood pressure and heart rate - it is used for treatment of hypertension, angina and arrhythmias - but if the blood pressure or heart rate become too low/slow, it can lead to dizziness.… More

  • Question about ECG Exercise treadmill

    How is this exercise helpful when the patient has walking difficulty?


    Not very much! The test is only useful the if patient can achieve a reasonable workload as assessed by increased heart rate to at least 85% of (220-age). Even then the treadmill test less reliable than… More

Experience and Qualifications

About me

  • Dr P Ruzicka is a Lead Consultant Cardiologist in the Trafford Division of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His private practice is at the BMI Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle.
    Dr P Ruzicka sees NHS and private patients with a wide range of cardiac symptoms including chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations and blackouts. He advises on cardiovascular prevention ('cardiology MOT'), coronary calcium score and cardiac risk factors. Dr P Ruzicka treats patients with coronary artery disease (angina), heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation, hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidaemia (high cholesterol), heart failure, valve disease such as aortic stenosis and mitral regurgition.
    Dr P Ruzicka treats adult general cardiology patients and his interests include heart rhythm and pacing. He undertakes regular pacemaker implants and box changes, coronary angiography (heart catheterisation), transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiograms (heart ultrasound); all procedures privately or on NHS.
    Details are on website: www.ruzicka.co.uk


  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Valve
  • Heart Failure
  • Echo-cardiography
  • Pacing

Schools graduated

  • MD, Masaryk University Brno, 1997
  • General Medicine, Masary University Brno, 2000
  • Cardiology Accreditation (cum laude), Prague, 2004
  • PhD in Cardiology, Masaryk University Brno, 2005
  • FRCP, Royal College of Physicians London, 2011
  • European Accreditation in Pacing and ICDs, EHRA, 2014

Prizes and awards

  • Clinical Excellence Award Level 5

Language skills

  • English


  • Coronary artery disease
  • Angina
  • Heart failure
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Cardiac problems in the elderly
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Chest pain
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Falls and syncope
  • Palpitations
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Aortic stenosis


Patients' reviews


General score
11 opinions

  • Punctuality
  • Attention
  • Facilities
  • Location: BMI The Alexandra HospitalService: Exercise cardiology

    Efficient, professional and punctual

  • Location: BMI The Alexandra HospitalService: Chest / breathing issues

    Explained everything clearly

  • Location: BMI The Alexandra HospitalService: Pacemaker review

    Excellent assessment of present status. Reassurance of future help. Update of working system of Pacemaker. Came away feeling better than when I arrived.

    Could be improved:

  • Location: BMI The Alexandra HospitalService: Initial consultation, ECG and 25 hour BP

    Dr Ruzicka was very welcoming and took the time to explain everything without me having to ask.

    Could be improved:
    I had emailed prior to the appointment which wasn't read until I was present. It would have been useful for it to have been read before as I had requested a 24 hour BP monitoring but this wasn't available.

  • Location: BMI The Alexandra HospitalService: Consultation

    Pleasant manner

  • Location: BMI The Alexandra Hospital

    The Doctor is polite, thorough in his investigation and explained the steps taken for me.

    Could be improved:
    The secretary desk need organisation and a bit of privacy.

  • Location: BMI The Alexandra HospitalService: Cardiologist

    Dr. Peter Ruzicka's treatment and behavior with the patients. The receptionist's professionalty. The hospital arrangements and cleaning. The respectful employees.

    Could be improved:
    Free tea and coffee.

  • Location: BMI The Alexandra Hospital

    Dr Ruzicka is great. He gave me all his attention. He is a very good doctor.

  • Dr Rozicka carried out an angiogram for me in 2008. It was highly professional and I felt I'd been in good hands. I realized it had been someone who really paid attention to my feelings, explained to me everything I needed to know and carried out whole procedure in that way that I felt comfortable.

  • Location: BMI The Alexandra Hospital

    I liked him very much. He is very nice, approachable and at the same time extremely professional. I don't think I've every had a doctor spend as much time with me. I was very impressed. I am very confident that I will get excellent treatment.

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