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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 / Electrophysiologist
  • Honorary Consultant Electrophysiologist

Procedures

  • Ablation - both radiofrequency guided by 3D navigation and cryoballoon
  • Device implants - pacemakers and ICDs

Most common conditions seen

  • Atrial fibrillation (AF)
  • Atrial flutter
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  • Ventricular ectopics
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)

Most common symptoms seen

  • Palpitations
  • Missed beats
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden death
  • Family history of sudden death

Background

He has been a consultant since 2003. His training is in heart rhythm problems (cardiac arrhythmias), cardiac devices (ICDs and pacemakers) and in inherited cardiac conditions.

His research was focussed on AF and he has published over 50 peer reviewed journal articles related to cardiac arrhythmias.

He is  the clinical lead and senior consultant in the largest single centre for arrhythmia treatment in the UK.

He prides himself on being a good communicator and being able to find solutions to patients heart rhythm problems which often cause major problems in their life.

As a keen sportsman, he is sympathetic to the extra demands that sport’s enthusiasts require their heart to cope with. He sees a lot of patients where heart rhythm problems, especially AF, are getting in the way of their sport.

Training

  • Univerity of Edinburgh MB Chb (Hons) 1991
  • MRCP 1994
  • Cardiology Training – Glenfield Hospital, Leicester 1995-1998 / 2000-2001
  • MD Thesis – ‘Atrial Fibrillation – A study of substrate and triggers’ – University of Manchester 1998-2000
  • Arrhythmia Fellow – University of Western Ontario, London, Canada 2002
  • Consultant post 2003-present

Clinical interests and areas of expertise

  • Atrial fibrillation – especially ablation
  • SVT – ablation
  • Ventricular ectopics – including ablation
  • Inherited cardiac conditions – long QT, Brugada, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ARVC + others

Qualifications

  • BSc Hons 1st Class University of Edinburgh 1988
  • MB ChB (Hons) University of Edinburgh 1991
  • MD
  • FRCP Royal College of Edinburgh

GMC Number: 3550443

Date of Registration: 1992

Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • British Heart Rhythm Association (BHRS)
  • European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)

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

Titles

  • Consultant Cardiologist / Electrophysiologist
  • Honorary Consultant Electrophysiologist

Procedures

  • Ablation - both radiofrequency guided by 3D navigation and cryoballoon
  • Device implants - pacemakers and ICDs

Most common conditions seen

  • Atrial fibrillation (AF)
  • Atrial flutter
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  • Ventricular ectopics
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)

Most common symptoms seen

  • Palpitations
  • Missed beats
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden death
  • Family history of sudden death

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