London-Arrhythmia-Centre

London Arrhythmia Centre at London Bridge Hospital

London-Arrhythmia-Centre

London's leading consultant cardiologists specialising in electrophysiology and the treatment of heart rhythm disorders

Appointments & Enquiries

020 7234 2009

St. Olaf's House

27 Tooley Street

London  SE1 2PR

About the London Arrhythmia Centre

Arrhythmia is experienced by more than two million people in the UK each year. Common symptoms include: palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath and fatigue. Effective treatments are available for nearly all arrhythmias and at the London Arrhythmia Centre, we have one of the largest groups of arrhythmia specialists in Europe. They specialise in the treatment of complex arrhythmias and those seen in adults with congenital heart disease providing clinical excellence and the highest standards of care.


Our team of experienced consultant electrophysiologists have access to the most advanced technology for treating of arrhythmias including a new hybrid theatre with the latest in high quality imaging (pictured). We provide every aspect of arrhythmia care: from routine tests to rapid access to outpatient assessment and diagnostics; the latest catheter ablation techniques including radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation; cardiac resynchronisation therapy for patients with heart failure; implantation of pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators, and surgical intervention.
 

The London Arrhythmia Centre team

The London Arrhythmia Centre is home to world-leaders in the field of abnormal heart rhythm. Consultant electrophysiologists are cardiologists who specialise in arrhythmias. Our consultants have extensive experience and hold academic and clinical lead positions in some of the UK’s prestigious universities and teaching hospitals. Crucially these consultants are performing significant numbers of procedures including radiofrequency and cryoablation. 


Our multidisciplinary team includes: consultant cardiologists, radiologists, pathologists and clinical nurse specialists. Most procedures will be performed in the catheterisation lab however if the need arises the cardiothoracic theatre and fully-equipped cardiothoracic level 3 intensive care unit are adjacent and on the third floor of the main hospital.

Electrophysiology and devices consultants

Consultant

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Dr Shaumik Adhya

Consultant Cardiologist

Works at

London Bridge Hospital

Consultant

Michael Cooklin

Dr Michael Cooklin

Consultant Cardiologist

Specialties

Cardiac care

Works at

London Bridge Hospital

Consultant

Paramdeep-Dhillon

Dr Paramdeep Dhillon

Consultant Cardiologist

Specialties

Cardiac care,Heart rhythm: Heart rhythm

Works at

London Bridge Hospital

Consultant

Gall Nicholas

Dr Nicholas Gall

Consultant Cardiologist

Specialties

Cardiac care

Works at

London Bridge Hospital

Consultant

Prof Jaswinder Gill

Consultant Cardiologist

Specialties

Cardiac care

Works at

London Bridge Hospital

Consultant

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Dr Francis Murgatroyd

Consultant Cardiologist

Specialties

Cardiac care

Works at

London Bridge Hospital

Consultant

Dr-Paul-Scott-London-Bridge-Hospital

Dr Paul Scott

Consultant Cardiologist

Specialties

Cardiac care

Works at

London Bridge Hospital

Consultant

Dr Husain Shabeeh

Consultant Cardiologist

Specialties

Cardiac care

Works at

The Harley Street Clinic

The Wellington Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

LBH LAC Device specialist consultants

Consultant

Dr-Kamdar-Consultant-Cardiologist

Dr Ravindu Kamdar

Consultant Cardiologist

Specialties

Cardiac care

Works at

London Bridge Hospital

Consultant

Dr James Harrison

Consultant Cardiologist

Works at

The Harley Street Clinic

London Bridge Hospital

Comprehensive investigations

Investigations to diagnose arrhythmia usually include an ECG, a chest X-ray and an ultrasound scan (echocardiogram). More detailed investigations including an angiogram to look at the blood supply of the heart may be carried out. Routine blood tests are taken, including a test for thyroid function, as an overactive thyroid can precipitate arrhythmia.


Other investigations might include 24 hour ECG and 24 hour BP, or for patients presenting with infrequent but severe symptoms, an implantable loop recorder. Our consultants and physiologists use the most advanced equipment to help diagnose and treat all arrhythmia conditions. 

Our Cardiology Department and pacemaker and defibrillator services


Often within the same initial visit to their cardiologist, a patient can have most additional investigations in our cardiology department outpatients on the sixth floor of St Olaf House. Also located here are: our Pacemaker and Defibrillator Centre run by Ian Kirkpatrick; and our electrophysiology service headed up by Jarrad Shaw who specialises in electrophysiology. Here patients can have their annual check-ups and follow-up treatments for implantable loop recorders, pacemakers, defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) devices. 

Arrhythmia Clinical Nurse Specialist

Patients undergoing procedures such as ablation, cardioversion or device implantation are supported by our Arrhythmia Clinical Nurse Specialist, Claire Chitty. She provides a unique service in the private sector. Patients may be newly diagnosed with an arrhythmia, heart failure or an inherited cardiac condition – all commonly associated with worry, stress and anxiety – so it is widely recognised at policy level that this particular patient group needs additional support.

I provide outpatient support for arrhythmia patients and consultants. Patients can see their consultant and see me afterwards to further discuss their treatment. Pre-assessment can be carried out at this stage, or just additional support and information to help patients make decisions about treatment. This gives me the opportunity to ensure they understood all aspects of their procedure and care.

Claire Chitty, Arrhythmia Clinical Nurse Specialist

Why London Bridge Hospital for cardiology services

  • Our dedication to our patients and the great satisfaction we take from the improvements we can make in people’s lives
  • Flexible appointment times / same day appointments (8am-6pm, Monday to Friday)
  • Access to a specialised pacing physiologist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Access to world renowned Consultant Cardiologists – who specialise in arrhythmias
  • Home monitors that can download information from your device from home
  • You are guaranteed to be seen by an IBHRE qualified physiologist
  • Access to other areas of our Cardio-Respiratory Department (e.g. treadmill to assess heart rate response to exercise)

View all treatments and services

  • Electrocardiogram ECG

    Need to know

    An ECG records the rate, rhythm and electrical activity of your heart. It can be used to diagnose conditions such as an abnormal heart beat (arrhythmia) or to determine the effectiveness of medication. It can also be part of a routine medical check up to make sure your heart is functioning normally.

  • Electrophysiology studies

    Need to know

    If you have a fast or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), electrophysiology studies can find out where it's coming from. This can then help you and your consultant decide on the most appropriate form of treatment.

  • Echocardiogram

    Need to know

    An echocardiogram is a scan to see if your heart and valves are working correctly. The moving image created by an ultrasound allows your consultant to check for potential damage caused by a heart attack or for other conditions that can affect heart function, including holes in the heart.

  • Catheter ablation therapy for arrhythmia

    Need to know

    Ablation therapy can correct a range of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia), including atrial fibrillation. These conditions are caused by abnormal electric signals sent by the heart muscle. Radiofrequency energy or freezing (cryoablation) is used to destroy the heart tissue that's causing the abnormal...

  • Electrical cardioversion

    Need to know

    A cardioversion is a quick procedure that involves giving your heart a controlled electric shock to restore a normal heartbeat. If you have a heart condition, such as atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, a cardioversion can correct this.

Our location

2nd Floor, St Olaf’s House

27 Tooley Street

London SE1 2PR

Appointments and enquiries

For self-pay or insured patient appointments, or to make an enquiry call

020 7234 2009
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