Dr Alastair Sandilands

Dr Alastair Sandilands

Consultant Cardiologist


Specialises in

  • Palpitations, dizziness and blackouts
  • Investigation and treatment of all abnormal heart rhythms
  • Cardioversion and ablation
  • Dr Sandilands sees adults only at Spire Leicester Hospital

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

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

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.


General Medical Council Number: 4202820

Treatment information

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


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Additional information

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.

Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Leicester

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.