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

I am a consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at the Bristol Heart Institute. 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 PhD from Cambridge University in 2006. I returned to London to sub-specialise in heart rhythm treatment at St Bartholomew's Hospital and was appointed a consultant in 2009.

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 especially atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. I also perform ablation in patients with congenital heart disease (GUCH) and children alongside colleagues from the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

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 and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

Clinical Interests

Atrial fibrillation
Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)

Ablation (cautery) of complex heart rhythm abnormalities including atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular tachycardia (VT). Implantation of pacemaker and defibrillator devices.

Private contact details

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist Bristol Heart Institute.

Honorary Research Fellow University of Bristol.

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Personal Profile

In my spare time I take a strong interest in Mountaineering (Founded Bristol Heart Institute Climbing Club), running, cycling, tennis, fishing and playing the guitar.

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