Dr Rachel Orme


Interventional and General Cardiology

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Specialises in chest pain, acute coronary syndromes, coronary intervention and cardiac rehabilitation. 

About Dr Rachel Orme 

Dr Rachel Orme is an interventional and general cardiologist who completed her training and worked as a consultant cardiologist at a large tertiary teaching hospital in Sheffield (UK) before relocating to the South West. 

Rachel has a comprehensive background including experience and training in the diagnosis, treatment and management of Ischaemic Heart Disease, Heart failure, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Pregnancy and Heart Disease, Inherited Cardiac Conditions and Adult Congenital Heart Disease. 

Rachel has broad experience in the management of primary, acute and elective percutaneous coronary intervention. Her research interests are in the medications used in the management of coronary artery disease treated by angioplasty. 

Rachel has been particularly involved in cardiac rehabilitation following Acute Coronary Syndromes and the management of peri-infarct and post-infarct heart failure, secondary prevention and guiding the duration of antiplatelet therapy in individual patients according to their risk factors and coronary anatomy. 

Research Interests

  • Monitoring Antiplatelet Therapy, Orme R, Judge HM, Storey RF, Seminars in Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2016.
  • Study of medications used in the management of patients with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.


  • Sumaya W, Parker WAE, Judge HM, Hall IR, Orme RC, Adam Z, Richardson JD, Rothman AMK, Morgan KP, Gunn JP, Storey RF. Platelets. 2020 Jun 16:1-5. doi: 10.1080/09537104.2020.1779925.
  • Very-low-dose twice-daily aspirin maintains platelet inhibition and improves haemostasis during dual-antiplatelet therapy for acute coronary syndrome. Parker WAE, Orme RC, Hanson J, Stokes HM, Bridge CM, Shaw PA, Sumaya W, Thorneycroft K, Petrucci G, Porro B, Judge HM, Ajjan RA, Rocca B, Storey RF. Platelets. 2019;30(2):148-157. doi: 10.1080/09537104.2019.1572880.
  • Orme, Rachel C., William AE Parker, Mark R. Thomas, Heather M. Judge, Kathleen Baster, Wael Sumaya, Kenneth P. Morgan et al. Circulation 138, no. 13 (2018): 1290-1300.

Professional Memberships

  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) (MRCP)