Dr Glyn Thomas

Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Glyn Thomas at Spire include:

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Professional profile

Since my appointment as a Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the Bristol Heart Institute in 2009, I have led the development and continued expansion of the Arrhythmia Service. I qualified from University College London Medical School in 1997 and rotated through various London teaching hospitals before returning to university in 2003 to undertake research into the causes of abnormal heart rhythms. I was awarded a prize-winning PhD from Cambridge University in 2006 before returning to London to sub-specialise in heart rhythm treatment at St Bartholomew's Hospital.

I am trained in all aspects of cardiac arrhythmia management including catheter ablation, pacemaker/defibrillator implantation, cardiac resynchronisation therapy and system extraction. My specialist interest is ablation of complex arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular tachycardia.

In addition to my work at the Bristol Heart Institute, I have a particular interest in critical care and am one of several volunteer helicopter-doctors who assist in the treatment of severely unwell/injured patients from the region with the Great Western Air Ambulance Service.

I have written two books, Cardiology in Focus (Churchill Livingstone, 2004) and Ready Reference: Cardiology (Elsevier 2010) and numerous scientific papers specifically relating to the mechanisms, treatment and mathematical modelling of cardiac arrhythmias.

Clinical Interests

Atrial fibrillation
Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)

Palpitations, 'skipped beats', light-headedness, blackouts. Ablation (cautery) of complex heart rhythm abnormalities including atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular tachycardia (VT). Implantation of pacemaker and defibrillator devices. Inherited 'sudden death' syndromes.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University College London / 1997
Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP (UK) / Royal College of Physicians / 2001
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians

PhD / University of Cambridge / 2006

FACC / American College of Cardiology / 2012
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians / 2013

Dip IMC / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2017
Diploma Immediate Medical Care

Professional memberships

British Cardiovascular Society
Heart Rhythm Society
American Society of Cardiology

Professional leadership

Sub-specialty Lead for Arrhythmia Service, Bristol Heart Institute

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist & Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist Bristol Heart Institute.

Honorary Research Fellow University of Bristol.

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Personal Profile

I enjoy all outdoor pursuits including hill walking, wild camping, kayaking and fishing with my wife (also a doctor) and two young sons.

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Private contact details

Website http://www.bristolheartrhythmcentre.com/
Private secretary Felicity Lambert
Private secretary telephone 07596 162206
Private secretary email Felicity.Lambert@spirehealthcare.com