Heart rhythm problems come in a variety of forms and treatments vary.
Many common heart rhythm disturbances can now be treated or cured with a minor procedure for the heart which is done under local anaesthesia with light sedation.
Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care. To us, that means you can choose the consultant you want to see, and when you want. They'll be with you every step of the way.
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Our consultants have high standards to meet, often holding specialist NHS posts and delivering expertise in complex sub-specialty surgeries. Many of our consultants have international reputations for their research in their specialised field.
You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.
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Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.
Cardiac electrophysiology, also known as radio frequency ablation can be carried out following diagnostic electrophysiologic studies which establish the precise mechanism of the abnormal rhythm allowing precise targeting of the minor electrical abnormality in the heart. Most patients can go home four hours after the procedure.
Even after you’ve left hospital, we’re still looking after you every step of the way. After cardiac electrophysiology, typically our consultants will want to see you after your procedure to see how you are doing.
On rare occasions, complications following cardiac electrophysiology can occur. If you experience any of these symptoms – please call us straight away.
If you have any questions or concerns, we're here to help.
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The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.
Based in scenic surroundings at the foot of Durdham Down, Spire Bristol Hospital can be easily accessed by either the M4 or M5 motorways, or by Temple Meads or Parkway train stations.
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