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Research groups

Dr Shveta Monga


Clinical Research Fellow and DPhil student

British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Fellow and DPhil Student.
Cardiology Specialist Registrar


Aortic Stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve which limits the flow of blood from the heart to the rest of the body and forces the heart to work harder in order to pump blood around the body. Previous research has shown that people with this condition can have excessive fat deposits in their heart muscle – known as cardiac steatosis. This fat is toxic to the heart muscle and prevents it from pumping as powerfully as needed.

My research project, the Ox-FAST study (Oxford-Fibrates in Aortic Stenosis) is a British Heart Foundation-funded project looking at the effects of altering excessive heart fat on heart function and exercise capacity with a fat-busting fibrate drug for Aortic Stenosis. A positive outcome from this study may pave the way for new ways of managing this condition.


  • I am a Cardiology Specialist Registrar subspecialising in complex cardiac devices and heart failure. My most recent role was at the Bristol Heart Institute.
  • I have extensive experience in clinical cardiology and internal medicine. Having completed my undergraduate medical degree in India (MBBS 2009), I moved to UK to pursue clinical training in Medicine which I completed at Oxford and Wales (2010-2014). I became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2014 before starting as a Cardiology Specialist Registrar in the South West (HESW) training programme.
  • I am currently pursuing a DPhil in Medical Sciences at University of Oxford,studying the relationship between cardiac substrate metabolism, cardiac energetics and cardiac function in valve disease using advanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy
Outside of work, I collaborate with a number of charities, including Inspiring the Future, which work with young school children to raise aspirations. I also volunteer with medical charities including the British Heart Foundation and the Nainika Tikko Memorial Trust.