Dr Douglas Elder
Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist
MBChB, MRCP(UK) MD CCDS
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Douglas Elder at Spire include:
A GP or medical referral is required for all outpatient appointments at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals.
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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.