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Dr James Barry

Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
MA (Cantab), MB BChir, FRCP, CCDS

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr James Barry at Spire include:

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Professional profile

I am a heart rhythm specialist based at the Regional Cardiac Centre in Morriston Hospital Swansea, providing tertiary services for a population of one million people.

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

My 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.

I specialise in the investigation and treatment of palpitations, arrhythmias, dizzy spells, blackouts, atrial Fibrilation (AF) and risk of sudden death. This includes invasive treatment of arrhythmias with cardiac ablation, including SVT, Wolf Parkinson White (WPW) syndrome and atrial flutter. I also specialise in the implantation of cardiac devices, including pacemakers, Implantable Defibrillators (ICD), biventricular pacemakers (CRT) and implantable loop recorders (Reveal devices).

Clinical Interests

Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
Atrial fibrillation

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Regional Cardiac Centre, Morriston Hospital.

Senior Clinical Tutor College of Medicine, Swansea University.

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Personal Profile

I live with my family in Cardiff. When not chasing after my young child, I enjoy cycling, reading and worrying about Arsenal’s next match.

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Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 6011
Private secretary Barbara Williams
Private secretary email Barbara.Williams7@wales.nhs.uk

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