Dr Douglas Elder

Dr Douglas Elder

Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Douglas Elder at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I am interested in the management of patients with all cardiological conditions but especially the investigation and management of palpitation, cardiac syncope (collapses) and heart rhythm disorders.

I regularly advise patients in implantation and follow up, with implanted devices including pacemakers, defibrillators (ICD) including sub-cutaneous defibrillators (S-ICD) and implantable loop recorders for close monitoring of heart rhythms.

I also welcome referrals for patients considering implantation of Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT-D or CRT-P) devices and work closely with colleagues considering implantation of these devices for their patients.

I have specific interests in atrial fibrillation, remote management of cardiac devices and electronic health.

Clinical Interests

Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
Atrial fibrillation
Stroke prevention

Special clinical interests: General cardiology, palpitations, syncope, chest pain, SVT (Supraventricular Tachycardia), pacemaker insertion and follow-up, defibrillator insertion and follow up (ICD), cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), loop recorder insertion, heart failure.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Clinical Lead Tayside Heart Disease Managed Clinical Network

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Current NHS posts

Perth Royal Infirmary - Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee - Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh - Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist

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Personal Profile

I am a consultant cardiologist working in NHS and private practice between Perth Royal Infirmary, Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, and the New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. I trained in cardiology with a sub-specialty interest in cardiac electrophysiology, arrhythmia management and implanted cardiac devices.

I am an approachable and sympathetic doctor who has excellent communication skills and welcomes referrals from all aspects of cardiology.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Email DrElder@CardiologyScotland.com