The Birmingham Heart Rhythm Group – Specialists in Treating Heart Rhythm Problems

Birmingham Heart Rhythm Group is a team of four experienced heart specialists interested in treating heart rhythm problems caused by abnormal heart rhythms.

Our website is designed for anybody that is seeking information on heart rhythm problems and some of the treatments available. The heart rhythm problems we treat include: atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, supra-ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation. Our procedures and diagnostic tests used to treat these heart rhythm problems include: radio-frequency ablation, cryo-ablation, atrial fibrillation ablation, atrial flutter ablation, cardiac catheterisation, heart rhythm monitoring, implantable cardiac defibrillators, pacemakers and superventricular tachycardia ablation.  The website also introduces our team of consultants and details our full range of procedures.

For general queries about our services, please click here and we will respond within 72 hours. To arrange a consultation, you will need to be referred to us by your GP.

Latest News

Giving something back

Posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 11:07 pm


At the age of 45 years, Mark needed a pacemaker to prevent him from collapsing. The pacemaker implanted by Howard Marshall has saved his life and Mark now enjoys an active lifestyle and is back to normal. Mark feels that the support he received from the British Heart Foundation helped him through the difficult years. » Read More

Alternatives to oral anticoagulants

Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 9:00 am

Left atrial appendage occlusion

Patients with atrial fibrillation and at risk of strokes now have more choice.  Recent developments in medical devices allow doctors to undertake a procedure called left atrial appendage occlusion.  The procedure involves placing a small plug or cover inside the heart to occlude the area that is responsible for producing blood clots and strokes.  Left atrial » Read More

The world’s smallest pacemaker

Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 4:08 pm


A tiny pacemaker was implanted in a patient from the West Midlands at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.  The Medtronic Micra was implanted by consultant cardiologists Howard Marshall and Francisco Leyva in a ground-breaking operation lasting less than one hour.  The revolutionary device is the first in a new generation of pacemakers that will change » Read More

Digoxin – Is it safe?

Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 8:00 am


The Daily Mail has, as ever, put a publication onto the public arena which is capable of causing concern (4th May 2015). This is based on a publication in the European Heart Journal of a meta-analysis of studies looking at mortality and use of Digoxin. This appears to show that Digoxin increases mortality by 20%. » Read More

Ventricular tachycardia ablation in Cyprus

Posted on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 9:02 pm

American Medical Centre

As part of our on-going collaboration with the American Heart Institute in Cyprus, I travelled to Nicosia to assist the team with two cases.  Both patients had refractory ventricular tachycardia as a result of a cardiomyopathy.  We needed to perform ablation both on the inside and on the outside surfaces of the heart.  Both patients » Read More

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