Ainārs Rudzītis

cardiologist | echospecialist | invasive cardiologist

Highly qualified cardiologist. He holds a Doctor of Medicine degree in Internal Medicine from the University of Latvia. Traineeships in Germany, Switzerland and France. Doctor of Medicine, practicing cardiologist with more than 25 years of experience and more than 20 years of experience in echocardiography - ultrasound diagnosis of heart diseases. Specialist in the diagnosis and invasive (transcatheter) treatment of congenital and structural heart diseases (incl. transcatheter heart valve implantation/correction, PFO closure procedures in secondary stroke prevention), diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery diseases, heart failure, heart valve diseases, cardiomyopathies, diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension, rare diseases in cardiology (amyloidosis, Fabry disease, etc.)

Work hours:

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P.-Pk. 8:00-20:00

Se. 10:00-15:00

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Latvian, English, Russian, German

Services provided:


  • Doctor of Medicine, Internal Medicine, University of Latvia [2018]
  • Doctoral study programme, University of Latvia [2009 – 2013]
  • Training in therapeutic percutaneous coronary angioplasty, Latvian Centre of Cardiology [2006 – 2009]
  • Training in cardiac and large vessel catheterisation and angiography, Latvian Cardiology Centre [2004 – 2006]
  • Training in echocardiography, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland [2000 – 2001]

Work experience:

  • Cardiologist, Paula Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Latvian Centre of Cardiology [2001 – pašlaik]
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia [2019 – pašlaik]
  • Senior Lecturer, Riga Stradins University [2018 – pašlaik]
  • Internist and Cardiologist, Riga East Clinical University Hospital [1996 – 2001]

Traineeships in clinics abroad:

  • Herzzentrum Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • University Clinic of Rouen, Rouen, France

Membership of organisations:

  • Member of the Board of the Latvian Society of Cardiology
  • Member of the Board of the Latvian Association of Rare Disease Specialists
  • Member of the Pulmonary Hypertension Working Group
  • Honorary Member of the Pulmonary Hypertension Society
  • Chairman of the Board of the Rare Diseases Research Foundation
  • Full Member of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)
  • Member of the Latvian Medical Association
  • Member of the European Society of Cardiology (Member of the Working Groups on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases, Valvular Diseases and Congenital Heart Diseases)
  • Member of the European Association for Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)
  • Member of the Echocardiography Task Force Board
  • Latvian Research Council expert
  • Member of the American Society of Echocardiography


  • Author and co-author of several scientific publications (congenital heart disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension, structural heart disease, echocardiography), has presented papers at several international scientific conferences in Riga, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Lund, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Prague, Zagreb.