Patients will be seen within 24 hours by a consultant electrophysiologist with specialist expertise in arrhythmia management.
A consultant-delivered rapid access cardiac arrhythmia clinic has been launched at Harefield Hospital. This service will allow patients to access the largest electrophysiology team in the country.
Clinic appointments last for half an hour and includes:
- assessing the patient
- performing an electrocardiogram (ECG)
- producing a report with recommendations.
If further tests are needed, we will liaise with the patient’s GP and help in arranging these tests - usually available on the same day.
Dr Wajid Hussain, the consultant cardiac electrophysiologist who is leading the service said:
"Prompt action to atrial fibrillation saves lives and can prevent disabling or fatal strokes. This service provides the best access to a multi-disciplinary specialist team dedicated to arrhythmia."
All arrhythmias are managed via this clinic, including atrial fibrillation, all other tachyarrhythmias, and all bradyarrhythmias. A comprehensive range of investigative and treatment options can be accessed via the clinic, including all types of catheter ablation and device implantation.