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Dr Alastair Sandilands

Dr Alastair Sandilands

Consultant Cardiologist
BSc, MBBS, MRCP PhD

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Alastair Sandilands at Spire include:

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Professional profile

I have practised Cardiology for eight years but more specifically electrophysiology for nearly six years.

I was previously a locum Consultant Cardiologist in Bristol followed by my permanent appointment at the Glenfield Hospital Leicester in 2009. I find this area of cardiology stimulating and rewarding by diagnosing and treating patients with arrhythmias. My training started with a research in cardiovascular genetics at the University of Cambridge, being awarded a PhD for my work. Subsequently, my cardiology training was in the South West at Bristol and Bath Hospitals, culminating in a year's fellowship in electrophysiology at Southampton General Hospital.

I am interested in Palpitations, arrhythmias, AF- diagnosis and treatment/ cardioversion/ ablation/pacemakers. Diagnosis and management of sudden cardiac death and syncope.


Clinical Interests

Cardiology
Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
Atrial fibrillation

Special Clinical Interests: Electrophysiology and cardiac pacing. Atrial Fibrillation and cardioversion, palpitations, ablation for arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death and cardiovascular genetics, syncope and blackouts.

Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Leicester Hospital 0116 265 3685
Private secretary telephone 0116 258 3297
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Cardiac Society
Heart Rhythm UK
Royal College of Physicians

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Leicester

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Personal Profile

I am married with three boys, so I have a busy family life. I am very keen on sports so enjoy training and run, swim and cycle. A Padi certified open water diver, I am also interested in diving, visiting the Great Barrier Reef, Egypt and West Indies. If not watching films, I like to relax with good food and wine.

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