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

We have recently upgraded our 3D mapping equipment to the new CARTO 3 system. This new imaging technology allows us to “see” into the beating heart during some of our ablation procedures. 3D mapping reduces the amount of X-rays that are needed for our procedures and makes the procedure safer for our patients. We have » Read More

Epicardial ablation of ventricular tachycardia is a relatively new technique for ablating abnormal heart rhythms that originate close to or on the surface of the heart (epicardium).  In most cases VT originates from abnormal heart tissue that lies on the inner surface or in the middle of the heart muscle so ablation from the inside » Read More

We have successfully undertaken our first cryoablation treatments for patients in Birmingham.  This will give our patients more choice in their treatments for certain rhythm problems.  Cryoablation uses freezing technology rather than the heat produced by radiofrequency ablation to modify the tissue causing the abnormal rhythm within the heart.  In our opinion cryoablation has a » Read More