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Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
  • Training Programme Director for Cardiology, South East Scotland, UK

Expertise

  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Radiofrequency ablation of supra-ventricular and ventricular arrhythmias
  • Pacemaker and implantable defibrillator implantation
  • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy

Procedures

  • Investigation and treatment of heart rhythm disturbances
  • Diagnostic electrophysiologic studies
  • Radiofrequency ablation of supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia
  • Cardiac device implantation (pacemakers, defibrillators (ICDs), cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT)

Most common conditions seen

  • Supraventricular tachycardias
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Heart failure
  • Blackouts
  • Faints

Most common symptoms seen

  • Palpitations
  • Dizzy spells
  • Breathlessness
  • Irregular pulse

Background

He graduated from Edinburgh University and trained in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Milan. He was appointed as a consultant at the North West Heart Centre, Manchester in 2006 before moving back to Edinburgh in 2009. As a cardiac electrophysiologist he has specific training in the advanced management of heart rhythm disturbances with individually tailored medication and radiofrequency ablation. He is also very experienced in the implantation and follow-up of implantable cardiac devices such as pacemakers, implantable defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices (CRT) for patients with heart failure.

Training

He is specialised in the diagnosis and management of heart rhythm disturbances. He trained in Edinburgh and spent a year at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy in the department of arrhythmology.

His first consultant appointment was at the North West Heart Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Greater Manchester before being appointed as Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist.

Clinical interests and areas of expertise

His main clinical interests lie in interventional cardiac electrophysiology including radio frequency ablation of both supra-ventricular and ventricular arrhythmias. He regularly implants pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices for the treatment of various heart disorders.

Research interests

He has numerous publications in the field of cardiac rhythm disorders. His main interest is in atrial fibrillation.

Qualifications

  • BMedSci (Hons) Pharmacology 1993, University of Edinburgh
  • MB ChB 1994, University of Edinburgh
  • MRCP (UK) 1997
  • MD, University of Edinburgh 2005
  • Level 2 EHRA Accreditation in Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2015

GMC Number: 4123705

Date of Registration: 1994

Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Member of the British Cardiovascular Society
  • Member of the European Heart Rhythm Association
  • Member of Heart Rhythm UK

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
  • Training Programme Director for Cardiology, South East Scotland, UK

Expertise

  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Radiofrequency ablation of supra-ventricular and ventricular arrhythmias
  • Pacemaker and implantable defibrillator implantation
  • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy

Procedures

  • Investigation and treatment of heart rhythm disturbances
  • Diagnostic electrophysiologic studies
  • Radiofrequency ablation of supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia
  • Cardiac device implantation (pacemakers, defibrillators (ICDs), cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT)

Most common conditions seen

  • Supraventricular tachycardias
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Heart failure
  • Blackouts
  • Faints

Most common symptoms seen

  • Palpitations
  • Dizzy spells
  • Breathlessness
  • Irregular pulse

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