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Last updated: 15 Apr 2020
- General cardiology
I'm a consultant cardiologist at Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust, based in central London. My main private practice is at the BUPA Cromwell Hospital in west London and The Heart Rhythm Clinic on Harley Street.
I specialise in the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial tachycardias (AT). Atrial fibrillation is the commonest sustained arrhythmia and can lead to strokes, and commonly causes fatigue and lethargy, as well as shortness of breath, reduced exercise capacity and palpitations. It is characterised by an irregular and erratic pulse.
I treat patients with any disturbance of heart rhythm. Typical symptoms of arrhythmia can include palpitations, but patients often feel as if the heart is beating very rapidly, or in some cases stopping. Other symptoms which may be due to heart rhythm problems include tiredness, pain in the throat, shortness of breath and collapses or faints.
I have published over 100 peer reviewed papers and over 20 reviews and book chapters, and I am a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, as well as being a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and the European Heart Rhythm Association. My research interest is in improving the outcomes of patients having AF ablation, in particular the role of real-time lesion visualisation. I regularly give lectures at international meetings as well as perform televised ablations to teach other physicians.
Areas of interest
Atrial fibrillation (AF); Palpitations; Pacemakers; Arrhythmias; SVTs; accessory pathways; WPW; AVNRT; atrial tachycardias (AT); ventricular tachycardia (VT); Heart Failure; Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators ICD; Cardiac resynchronisation Therapy CRT; Blackouts; Fast heart beats; Slow heart beats; Faints; Strong heart beats; Stroke Prevention; Anticoagulation; Dizzy spells; Atrial flutter; Wolff Parkinson White; Lethargy; Tiredness; Shortness of breath; Supraventricular tachycardia; Heart block; AVRT
- Aaliyah Young-Rodriquez
- The Harley Street Clinic 88 Harley Street London W1G 7HR
- 020 7636 6363
- Farah Al Bayaty
- Bupa Cromwell Hospital 162-174 Cromwell Road LONDON SW5 0TU
- 020 7460 5836
- 07770 950861
- 020 7835 2431
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Nicholas James Lees Fee Assured
- Research Gate
- Research papers (ORCID)
- Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society
- St. Thomas' Hospital
- Radcliffe Cardiology AF Ablation
- Heart Rhythm Clinic
- Step by Step Videos of AF Ablation
- Discussion of HRS 2018
- Basinghall Clinic
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Ectopic Beats
- Radiofrequency Cardiac Ablation
- Supraventricular Tachycardia & Ablation
Current NHS consultant posts held
Guys & St Thomas' NHS Trust
Real time lesion imaging.
To improve the outcomes from AF ablation, better monitoring of how we perform treatment is required. I have been working to develop technology that will allow physicians to see ablation lesions (what we are doing when we perform an ablation) while we are doing the procedure. Current technology only allows us to see where we are, not what we are doing.
I have two young sons that take up most of my free time but I do enjoy middle distance running and cooking.
2016 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
2014 Fellow Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS)
2011 CCT Cardiology
2003 Member of the Royal College of Physicians
2000 MB BS University College of London Medical School
1999 PhD, University of London
h-index 36 (excluding self-citations of all authors, April 2020). Reviewer for JACC, Circulation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, JACC Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm, Heart Rhythm Case Reports, Journal of Clinical Electrophysiology, Europace, Heart, BMJ Clinical Evidence, PLOS One.
I have published over 100 articles on the heart rhythm problems.
I am regularly asked to speak at international meetings. In 2020 I gave invited talks at the major international meetings such as Cardiostim, held in St. Petersburg, Russia.
I am section editor for Radcliffe Cardiology
A full list of my publications can be accessed via the Research Gate.
De Potter T, et al. Safety and Long-Term Effectiveness of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Ablation with a Contact Force-Sensing Catheter: Real-World Experience from a Prospective, Multicenter Observational Cohort Registry.
Europace 2018 doi/10.1093/europace/eux290/4791150
Haines DE, Wright M, Harks E, et al. Near-Field Ultrasound Imaging During Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation: Tissue Thickness and Epicardial Wall Visualization and Assessment of Radiofrequency Ablation Lesion Formation and Depth.
Circulation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 2018; 10 (12) DOI CIRCEP.117.005295
Wright M, et al. Characteristics of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation Lesion Formation in Real Time In Vivo Using Near Field Ultrasound Imaging
JACC EP 2018 DOI 10.1016/j.jacep.2018.04.002
Wright M, et al. Real Time Lesion Assessment Using A Novel Combined Ultrasound and Radiofrequency Ablation Catheter.
Heart Rhythm: 2011; 8(2): 304-312
Invited and Review Articles and Book Chapters
Wright M. AF Ablation.
JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology 2018 4 (1) 109-111
Wright M, Narayan SM. Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation.
Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2014
Wright M, Miyazaki S, Haïssaguerre M. Stepwise Approach for Ablation of Persistent AF.
Editors Steven Huang and Mark Wood. Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias (3rd Edition).
Courses offered to GPs
I am always willing to discuss and explain the management of arrhythmias and current treatment strategies with GPs. Please contact me directly on 07730 432 431 or via my secretary or the GP liaison team at BUPA Cromwell Hospital.
- MB BS PhD UCL 2000
- MRCP London 2003
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2016
- Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society HRS 2014
Reference number 4713225
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT Cardiology, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow Royal College of Physicians
Fellow Heart Rhythm Society
European Heart Rhythm Association
Heart Rhythm UK
- 88 Harley Street
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 020 7636 6363
- Bupa Cromwell Hospital, SW5 0TU
- 17:30 - 20:00
- 020 7460 5796
- London Basinghall Bupa Health Centre, EC2V 5BQ
- 13:30 - 17:30
- 020 7200 2700
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
020 7460 2000
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: mattwright007