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South Wales Heart Centre
In Association with Spire Cardiff Hospital, South Wales

South Wales Private Specialists in Heart Care

Cardiac arrhythmia clinic

  • Our arrhythmia and palpitation clinic is led by Dr Peter O'Callaghan, Dr Fong Leong, Dr James Barry and Dr Tarvinder Dhanjal, Consultant Cardiologists at South Wales Heart Centre based at Spire Cardiff Hospital. This clinic offers patient with abnormal electrical activity in the heart to be seen by a specialist for quick diagnostic tests and follow up treatment plan for their individual needs.

    Palpitations are a common problem and consist of an awareness of an irregular and/or rapid and/or forceful heart beat. Some individuals with frequent palpitations have no underlying heart disease and the cause of their symptoms in unclear. In the many cases however the palpitation is due to an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia – an electrical disturbance to the normal rhythm of the heart).

    Arrhythmias can cause the heart to beats too fast (tachycardia), too slowly (bradycardia), irregularly (fibrillation) or too early and prematurely (ectopic beats). Arrhythmias can occur due to some form of cardiovascular disease although in some cases there is no known cause. It is therefore important to not only diagnose the nature of the arrhythmia, but to look for any underlying heart or circulatory condition.

    Methods of investigation

    Treatment options

    Treatment options for palpitations and arrhythmias may include:


    • Lifestyle changes
    • Medication 


    For more information or to arrange a consultation with a heart rhythm specialist Dr Peter O'Callaghan,  Dr Fong Leong, Dr James Barry or Dr Tarvinder Dhanjal call 029 2073 6011. Your consultant will discuss these options in detail to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

Our team of consultant cardiologists here to help. 

And our friendly staff on hand every step of the way.

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