Dr Alastair Sandilands

Consultant Cardiologist

BSc, MBBS, MRCP PhD


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

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.

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General Medical Council Number: C4202820

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

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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.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Cardiac Society

Heart Rhythm UK

Royal College of Physicians

Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Leicester

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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