Dr Dewi Thomas
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
MBChB (Edin), MD, MRCP, CCDS, ECES
I am a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Morriston Hospital Regional Cardiac Centre and was appointed to this post in September 2016.
I specialise in all aspects of heart rhythm management including the use of catheter ablation to treat arrhythmia, bringing state-of-the-art experience to the ablation of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. I also have a strong clinical and research background in the implantation and follow-up of pacemakers, defibrillators and resynchronisation devices, and hold international accreditation through both American and European heart rhythm societies in invasive electrophysiology and implantable device therapy.
I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2002, and undertook clinical training in Edinburgh and South Wales, completing subspecialty training modules in heart failure and heart rhythm management. In 2012 I was awarded a research doctorate (MD) by Cardiff University and in 2016 I completed an advanced clinical fellowship in electrophysiology at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Dewi Thomas at Spire include:
MbChB / Edinburgh University Medical School / 2002
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MRCP / Royal College of Physicians of London / 2006
Royal College of Physicians
MD / Cardiff University / 2012
Doctorate of Medicine
Certificate of Completion of Training in Cardiology / Wales / 2014
CCDS / International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners / 2014
Certified Cardiac Device Specialist
ECES / European Heart Rhythm Association / 2016
Certified Electrophysiology Specialist
Clinical Tutor for Cardiology, Swansea University Medical School
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Morriston Regional Cardiac Centre
Book Review - The EHRA book of pacemaker, ICD, and CRT troubleshooting Br J Cardiol; November 2015, B2015;22:133 What can be learnt from the ESC 2009? Cardiology News Feb 2010
Insights from a Small Wobble. Thomas DE, Suran BM, Leong FT
Heart rate deceleration after exercise predicts patients most likely to respond to cardiac resynchronisation therapy. Thomas DE, Exton SA, Yousef ZR
The value of using fractional flow reserve measurements in helping to diagnose acute left ventricular failure in the presence of normal left ventricular systolic function. Thomas DE, Yousef ZR, Kinnaird TD, Anderson RA.
Blood vessel specific vasoactivity to nitrite under normoxic and hypoxic conditions. Ingram TE, Pinder AG, Milsom AB, Rogers SC, Thomas DE, James PE
Routine issuance of clinical magnets to patients receiving implantable defibrillators: retention of information and appropriateness of use. Thomas DE, Barry JP, Churchouse W, Anderson MH.
Can isovolumic acceleration be used in clinical practice to estimate ventricular contractile function? Reproducibility and regional variation of a new noninvasive index. Margulescu AD, Thomas DE, Ingram TE, Vintila VD, Egan MA, Vinereanu D, Fraser AG.
A critical comparison of echocardiographic measurements used for optimizing cardiac resynchronization therapy: stroke distance is best. Thomas DE, Yousef ZR, Fraser AG.
Cardiac resynchronization therapy in coronary sinus atresia delivered using leadless endocardial pacing. Thomas DE, Child NM, Owens WA, Linker NJ, James SA, Turley AJ.
Ventricular Arrhythmias in Acute Coronary Syndromes – Mechanisms and Management. Thomas DE, Jex N, Thornley AR.
Cardiology Education. 2017 March; 3(1):22-29 Combined subpectoral implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator and breast augmentation surgery in a patient with Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy. Thomas DE, Murison MS, Anderson MH. Future Cardiol. 2015 May;11(3):293-5.
Pacemaker Implantation in Superior Vena Cava Obstruction: Re-canalisation, Venoplasty and Stenting. Thomas DE, Thanh T P, Hartley R, Linker NJ, Muir DF, Turley AJ. Journal of Cardiology Cases. 2016 July; 14:29–31.
The role of echocardiography in guiding management in dilated cardiomyopathy. Thomas DE, Wheeler R, Yousef ZR, Masani ND. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2009 Dec;10(8):iii15-21.
Novel pharmacological interventions to maintain sinus rhythm after DC cardioversion. DE Thomas, ZR Yousef, RA Anderson. ISRN Cardiology (2011), Article ID 176834
Heart Rhythm Conundrum. Davies RH, Thomas DE. British Medical Journal