Dr Oliver Segal, Consultant Cardiologist, London
Oliver Segal qualified from King's College Hospital, London in 1995 and trained in cardiac electrophysiologyCaring for patients with heart rhythm disorders, palpitations, blackouts and patients potentially at high risk of dying suddenly due to cardiac arrest. and device implantation at St Mary's and St George's Hospitals in London. In 2004 he won 1st prize in the prestigious Heart Rhythm Society Young Investigator Award for Clinical Research in San Francisco, USA for his work on ventricular tachycardiaAn abnormally fast heart rhythm developing in the ventricles, the pumping chambers of the heart which he undertook at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College, London. He was then selected for and completed a fellowship in Pacing and Electrophysiology at Professor George Klein's world famous laboratory in London, Ontario, Canada.
Dr Segal is a Consultant Cardiologist at The Heart Hospital, University College London Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic hospitals, London. He has been practising electrophysiology for 10 years, and he has performed 1000 ablations and over 600 device implantation procedures, including pacemakers, defibrillatorsDevices used for defibrillation, which involves giving a controlled electric shock to restore normal heart rhythm in cases of cardiac arrest. (ICDs), biventricular pacemakers and left atrial appendage occlusionThe blockage of a passage, canal, vessel or opening in the body. devices (Watchman). He has published widely on all aspects of arrhythmias and has presented his work at numerous national and international conferences. His special interests include atrial fibrillationA common abnormal heart rhythm causing a rapid, irregular pulse and failure of the upper chambers of the heart (atria) to pump properly. Abbreviated to AF., ventricular tachycardiaAn abnormally fast heart rhythm developing in the ventricles, the pumping chambers of the heart , ablation and cardiacRelating to the heart resynchronisation therapy.
Personal treatment philosophy: Patients deserve the best quality healthcare provided by highly trained professionals. I am proud to be able to offer the state of the art in treatment for arrhythmiaAny form of disturbance to the heart's normal regular beat patients and especially to have been the first to offer the laser balloon to patients in the UK.Consultant Profile