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

South Wales Private Specialists in Heart Care

Dr James Barry

  • First Qualified: 1997

    Sub Speciality: Heart Rhythm Specialist (Cardiac Electrophysiologist)

    Special Clinical Interests:
    The investigation and treatment of palpitations, arrhythmias, dizzy spells, blackouts, atrial Fibrilation (AF) and risk of sudden death.

    The invasive treatment of arrhythmias with cardiac ablation, including SVT, Wolf Parkinson White (WPW)syndrome and atrial flutter

    Implantation of cardiac devices, including pacemakers, Implantable Defibrillators (ICD), biventricular pacemakers (CRT) and implantable loop recorders (Reveal devices)

    Research Interests:
    Patient response to cardiac resynchronisation therapy and factors contributing to this.The effect of acute coronary syndromes on the treatment of stroke risk in patients with AF

    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

    Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

    Dr Barry is a heart rhythm specialists based at the Regional Cardiac Centre in Morriston Hospital Swansea, providing tertiary services for a population of one million people. 

    Prior to his consultant appointment in 2009  Dr Barry trained at the University Hospitals in Southampton and Bristol developing a clinical expertise in invasive cardiac rhythm management (ablation) and device implantation. Dr Barry qualified as a doctor from the University of Cambridge in 1997. 

    Dr Barry’s current practice involves the investigation of palpitations, syncope and of risk of sudden cardiac death, the management of AF and its associated stroke risk, implantation of pacemakers, ICDs and biventricular pacemakers (to treat heart failure) as well as the treatment of ablatable arrhythmias.

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  • Dr Barry lives with his family in Cardiff. When not chasing after his young child he enjoys cycling, reading and worrying about Arsenal’s next match.

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Dr James Barry

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