CONSULTANT CARDIOLOGIST IN CAMBRIDGE

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CONSULTANT CARDIOLOGIST IN CAMBRIDGE

As a highly experienced and fully trained medical professional, Dr David Begley is a consultant cardiologist in Cambridge who offers a wide range of specialised treatments to patients with afflictions of the heart and blood vessels as a whole.

Continuous or intermittent ambulatory ECG monitoring can help capture symptoms that are intermittent. If that is unsuccessful, insertion of an implantable loop recorder under the skin can help with symptoms that only occur occasionally. If symptom-rhythm correlation still remains elusive a diagnostic electrophysiology study can be performed.

What Is A Consultant Cardiologist?

A cardiologist is a specialist doctor who has a high level of training and skill in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system).

A consultant cardiologist works with adult patients and will dedicate their time to improving survival rates and quality of life following heart attacks, heart failure or heart rhythm disorders.

Consultant Cardiologists like Dr David Begley, are also dedicated to understanding how best to offer patients with rhythm disorders a better quality of life by using cutting edge technology to help regulate the speed at which the heart beats.

Who Would Be Referred To A Consultant Cardiologist?

A variety of symptoms and conditions would give your GP cause to refer you to a consultant cardiologist in Cambridge.  You may be experiencing palpitations, blackouts or dizzy spells.  In some cases patients present with little or no symptoms, but have been referred by their GP for further investigation following an initial assessment.

Patients who are suffering with tachycardia (when the heart beats to fast) or bradycardia (when the heart beats to slowly) are referred to a consultant cardiologist for further investigation and to find a way to regulate their heart beat.

Dr David Begley regularly sees patients with a variety of underlying conditions, including:

  • Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs or ectopics)
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  • Atrial flutter or fibrillation (AF)
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia (VT)

Consultant Cardiologists like Dr David Begley, are also dedicated to understanding how best to offer patients with rhythm disorders a better quality of life by using cutting edge technology to help regulate the speed at which the heart beats.

How Can A Consultant Cardiologist In Cambridge Help Me?

If you are suffering from a cardiac rhythm disorder, Dr David Begley and his team can help you to find the medical solution you need to enable you to live life to the full.

Dr Begley will have you undergo a full assessment prior to treatment to ascertain how best he can help you.  Your symptoms will be discussed in detail and an electrocardiogram (ECG) recording will be taken to help make an accurate diagnosis.

Further testing can be conducted including an ultrasound scan of the heart (echocardiogram) and continuous or intermittent ambulatory ECG monitoring if necessary.

Following a diagnosis, Dr David Begley will be able to offer you one of the following:

  • Ablation – energy is delivered through one of the wires in your heart to damage the abnormal electrical circuits responsible for your symptoms.
  • Pacemaker – a small electronic device that is implanted under the skin and into a vein to the heart to prevent it from beating too slowly.
  • ICD – an implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) for patients who are at risk of dangerous fast heart rhythms. In addition to providing pacing they deliver a small electric shock to the heart to restore normal heart rhythm when needed.

CONTACT DR DAVID BEGLEY

To make an appointment please contact Dr David Begley’s Private Secretary, Ruth Littlechild on 01480 364 112 or please use the contact form.

If you have experienced symptoms you might think are related to heart rhythm disturbance or have been diagnosed with an arrhythmia please discuss with your general practitioner whether referral is appropriate.

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