What can I expect to happen at the consultation?

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A consultation with one of our consultants should take about 40 minutes.  We will ask you about your symptoms and examine you.  In most cases we will perform an ECG to record your heart rhythm.  The likely diagnosis will be discussed with you and if any further tests are necessary, … Read More

How do I choose my consultant?

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You need to choose someone who will listen to your individual needs, be able to give clear information and guidance and help you make a decision about undergoing a procedure or operation.  Having a procedure or operation may not be the best management for your symptoms.  If you decide to … Read More

How do you find the best consultant?

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1. Personal recommendations – it is important if you know someone who has been treated by a consultant as their experience can inform your decision. 2. GP or specialist recommendations – it is helpful to ask to be referred to the best person in your area for the operation, not the … Read More

Are palpitations dangerous?

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Most palpitations are not dangerous but can be bothersome. Tragically, in a few cases, palpitations can result in sudden death. If you experience any palpitations we recommend that you get this investigated by a doctor.

What tests should I have for palpitations?

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The most useful test is an ECG (electrocardiogram), a heart rhythm recording, during your palpitations.  This can be done in some GP surgeries, A&E departments and by paramedics.  This recording is sometimes difficult to obtain if the palpitations only last a few minutes. The ECG gives the specialist a good … Read More

Can you give me advice about my symptoms?

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We would be very happy to see you for a consultation to discuss your symptoms, arrange tests if necessary and then give you advice. Unfortunately we are not able to give you advice via email or directly via the website. The information on our website is for general information only … Read More

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