Dr Saagar Mahida

Cardiologist/Heart rhythm specialist


Specialises in

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Arrhythmias (heart rhythm abnormalities)
  • Cardiology
  • Inherited heart disease

I am a consultant cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist (heart rhythm specialist) based at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, which is the largest specialist heart hospital in the UK. I have extensive experience as an interventional cardiac electrophysiologist and specialise in complex catheter ablation procedures, including atrial fibrillation ablation. I am the Trust lead for VT ablation and have driven the development of a supra-regional service. I currently proctor electrophysiology consultants from the UK and Europe on advanced catheter ablation techniques.

I have undertaken specialist training in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and complex heart rhythm abnormalities a number of internationally recognised centres of excellence. I completed an advanced fellowship focused on atrial fibrillation at Hôpital Haut-Lévêque in Bordeaux, the pioneering centre where the first catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation worldwide was performed. A second year of further specialisation was undertaken at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. I have had a unique opportunity to combine advanced ablation techniques from two of the leading electrophysiology centres in Europe and USA.

I have published widely in the field of cardiac electrophysiology and am currently the Chief Investigator for a UK multicentre study. I have previously undertaken a postdoctoral research fellowship for two years at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. My research focuses on developing novel techniques to improve outcomes catheter ablation. I have authored more than 60 articles, a significant proportion of which are in high-impact medical journals.

My philosophy is centered on delivering the highest level of personalised care for every patient. I take every step to ensure the highest safety standards.


General Medical Council Number: C6057013

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Saagar Mahida at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Ablation for atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, ectopic beats
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Ectopic beats
  • Heart rhythm abnormalities
  • Palpitations
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)

Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / University of Leicester / 2002
Medical degree

BA / University of Leicester / 2000
Bachelor of Science

PhD / University of Leicester / 2014

Professional memberships

Member of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)

Personal profile

I am married with one child. When time allows, I enjoy running, cycling and sailing.

Contact information

Telephone Self-pay 0151 391 0657
Email Karen.rees@lhch.nhs.uk
Private secretary Karen Rees
Private secretary telephone 0151 600 1394
Private secretary email Karen.rees@lhch.nhs.uk