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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
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I completed my undergraduate training in medicine at Cambridge University (Gonville and Caius College) in 1997 and later graduated from clinical school at Oxford University in 2000. After completing my junior doctor training, I undertook my specialist training in Cardiology in Cambridge before completing a period of post-graduate clinical research for I was awarded a Doctor of Medicine (DM) from Oxford University in 2010. I then completed an 18-month Electrophysiology Fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia, one of the world’s leading centres in cardiac electrophysiology.
I have worked as a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in arrhythmias at Royal Papworth Hospital since 2012. I am now Clinical Lead for Cardiac Rhythm Management at Royal Papworth Hospital and treat patients both here and the Cambridge Nuffield Hospital
Areas of interest
I am a Consultant Cardiologist and I specialise in the comprehensive management of all cardiac arrhythmias, notably atrial fibrillation and other SVTs, incorporating treatment with medication and ablation. I also specialise in the implantation and management of cardiac implantable electronic devices (pacemakers, ICDs and resynchronisation pacemakers)
- Ruth Littlechild
- 14 Green End Comberton Cambridge CB23 7DY
- 07875 555250
- 07875 555250
- 01480 364799
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Guillermo Martinez-Munoz Fee Assured
- Dr Christiana Burt Fee Assured
- Dr Hilary Shanahan Fee Assured
- Dr Andrew Klein Fee Assured
- Dr Joseph E Arrowsmith Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
I currently hold a full time post as a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and the impact of ablation on AF
Heck P, Teh A, Kalman J: How to Ablate Atrial Tachycardias. In Al-Ahmad A, Callans D, Hsia H, Natale A, Oseroff O, Wang P, eds: Hands-On Ablation: The Experts' Approach: Cardiotext Publishing, in press.
Heck P, Fynn S: Cardiac Arrhythmias. In Hobbs R, Mcmanus RJ, Taylor CJ, eds: Cardiovascular Disease in Primary Care: Royal College of General Practitioners, 2011.
The Challenging Face of Focal Atrial Tachycardia in the Post AF Ablation Era. Heck PM, Rosso R, Kistler PM. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 2011.
Atrial tachycardia originating from the pulmonary vein: focus on mapping or zapping? Heck PM, Kalman JM. Pacing and clinical electrophysiology 2010; 33:773-775.
The relationship between complex fractionated electrograms and atrial low-voltage zones during atrial fibrillation and paced rhythm. Teh AW, Kistler PM, Lee G, Medi C, Heck PM, et al. Europace 2011.
Electroanatomic Properties of the Pulmonary Veins: Slowed Conduction, Low Voltage and Altered Refractoriness in AF Patients. Teh AW, Kistler PM, Lee G, Medi C, Heck PM, et al. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 2011.
The Relationship Between Complex Signals, Short Cycle Length Activity and Dominant Frequency in Patients with Long Lasting Persistent AF: A High-Density Epicardial Mapping Study in Humans. Lee G, Roberts-Thomson K, Madry A, Spence S, Teh A, et al. Heart rhythm 2011.
Effects of chronic omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on human atrial mechanical function after reversion of atrial arrhythmias to sinus rhythm: Reversal of tachycardia-mediated atrial cardiomyopathy with fish oils. Kumar S, Sutherland F, Wheeler M, Heck PM, Lee G, et al. Heart rhythm 2011; 8:643-649.
Effects of Chronic Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation on Human Pulmonary Vein and Left Atrial Electrophysiology in Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation. Kumar S, Sutherland F, Teh AW, Heck PM, Lee G, et al. The American journal of cardiology 2011.
Effects of chronic omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on human atrial electrophysiology. Kumar S, Sutherland F, Rosso R, Teh AW, Lee G, et al. Heart rhythm 2011; 8:562-568.
Courses offered to GPs
Regularly hold ECG teaching courses via Nuffield Cambridge Hospital
- BM BCh Oxford University 2000
- MA Cambridge 2000
- DM Oxford University 2010
- Fellowship Royal Melbourne Hospital 2011
Reference number 4731722
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology , 2012
Affiliations / memberships
British Cardiac Society
Heart Rhythm UK
- 4 Trumpington RoadCAMBRIDGECB2 8AF
- 13:00 - 19:00
- 07875 555250
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.