Dr David Begley is a Consultant Cardiologist in the UK who specialises in cardiac rhythm management. This is the investigation and treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities or arrhythmias.
Arrhythmias most often cause an awareness of the heart beating (palpitations). However, patients with arrhythmias may also have symptoms of fatigue, breathlessness, light-headedness or black-outs (syncope). Dr Begley aims to quickly identify the cause of these symptoms and provide reassurance or appropriate treatment.
About Dr Begley – Consultant Cardiologist in the UK
Dr Begley graduated from Edinburgh Medical School in 1994 (MB ChB). He completed his residency in South East Scotland then spent 3 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Whilst in the USA, he undertook research in the investigation and management of patients with the heart muscle condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This culminated in the completion of a research degree (MD) through the University of Edinburgh.
He returned to the UK in 2002. He then went on to complete specialist training in cardiology and cardiac rhythm management at the internationally respected Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
In order to expand the existing cardiac rhythm management team, Dr Begley was appointed a consultant in Cardiology at Papworth Hospital in 2007. He operated as Clinical Lead for CRM from 2011 until 2016 which was a period of rapid growth. He maintained the department’s position as one of the highest volume centres in the country for both electrophysiology studies and complex ablations and cardiac device implants. Papworth Hospital was granted Royal Patronage in 2017 and was officially renamed Royal Papworth Hospital in 2018. Dr Begley became Clinical Director for cardiology in 2018.
Dr Begley was also elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2009 (FRCP) whilst at Royal Papworth Hospital.
Future Consultant Cardiologists in the UK
Training future generations of doctors is extremely important and Dr Begley has been heavily involved in education since appointment.
He completed a postgraduate certificate in medical education (PG Cert Med Ed) from the University of Cambridge in 2013. He was also the Royal College Tutor at Royal Papworth from 2013 to 2018. Dr Begley is involved with undergraduates from the School of Medicine in Cambridge. As a result, he is also a University of Cambridge Senior Clinical Tutor.
In addition, Dr Begley regularly provides educational support through presentations and training. These events have included the annual Heart Rhythm Congress and British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference. In addition he has been involved with the regional Cardiac Update courses organised by the Arrhythmia Alliance.
Contact Dr Begley
To make an appointment please contact Dr David Begley’s Personal Assistant, Lynn Thomas via phone on 01223 850 423 or email.