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Last updated: 21 Apr 2020
- Complex Devices
- General cardiology
Dr Jarman is a cardiologist specialising in the treatment of atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disturbances. Based at the Royal Brompton Hospital, he performs complex ablation and device implantation procedures.
In consulting rooms he sees patients for palpitations and dizzy spells, as well as other possible cardiac symptoms such as breathlessness or chest pains.
As well as investigating and treating patients with hypertension and angina, he sees patients with all types of fast and slow heart rhythm disturbances, and those with heart failure requiring implantable device therapy. He has a particular interest in the management of atrial fibrillation (AF).
He performs a wide range of interventional procedures, specialising in complex ablation therapy for all cardiac arrhythmias, and particularly AF ablation. He also implants pacemakers, defibrillators (ICDs) and biventricular pacemakers to provide cardiac resynchronisation therapy for heart failure.
Dr Jarman studied medicine at Cambridge University (MBBS, MA), St Mary’s Hospital at Imperial College London, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He undertook specialist fellowship training in interventional cardiac electrophysiology and complex pacing at several leading London teaching hospitals. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) and has certification examinations in both Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing & ICDs from the European Heart Rhythm Association.
During his post-graduate doctorate of medicine (MD) at the National Heart & Lung Institute he developed novel techniques for ablation of atrial fibrillation using noncontact mapping.
He is currently Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Clinical Cardiology at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, regularly teaching advanced interventional techniques to visiting foreign fellows and consultants.
Areas of interest
Arrhythmias; atrial fibrillation; supraventricular tachycardia; ventricular tachycardia; bradycardia; heart failure; coronary artery disease; ablation; atrial fibrillation ablation; SVT ablation; VT ablation; pacemaker implantation; implantable defibrillator implantation; biventricular pacemaker implantation; loop recorder implantation; coronary angiography; palpitations; breathlessness; chest pain; syncope; fainting; dizzy spellls
- Maxine Malek
- Royal Brompton Hospital Sydney Street LONDON SW3 6NP
- 07531 555444
- 020 7691 9752
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist
Royal Brompton Hospital
He has on-going research programmes focusing particularly on how to further improve the safety of AF ablation, as well as studying the factors determining the outcome of AF ablation, assessing the latest interventional technologies such as specialised catheters for ablation, and totally subcutaneous defibrillators.
Family and travel, mountains and music.
He is a winner or finalist of multiple prizes including the Imperial College Innovator of the Year, British Cardiovascular Society Young Investigator of the Year, and Royal Society of Medicine’s Young Trainee of the Year. He also won the Royal Society of Medicine’s President’s Medal, and European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society’s Lucienne Dreyfus Award.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Spanish - Basic
Recent peer-reviewed publications:
Phenotype and Clinical Outcomes of Titin Cardiomyopathy.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017
Stroke rates before and after ablation of atrial fibrillation and in propensity-matched controls in the UK.
Pragmat Obs Res. 2017
Mortality, stroke, and heart failure in atrial fibrillation cohorts after ablation versus propensity-matched cohorts.
Pragmat Obs Res. 2017
Evaluation of a novel high-resolution mapping system for catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias.
Heart Rhythm. 2017
Outcomes and costs of left atrial appendage closure from randomized controlled trial and real-world experience relative to oral anticoagulation.
Eur Heart J. 2016.
Biatrial linear ablation in sustained nonpermanent AF: Results of the substrate modification with ablation and antiarrhythmic drugs in nonpermanent atrial fibrillation (SMAN-PAF) trial.
Heart Rhythm. 2016
Relationship between contact force sensing technology and medium-term outcome of atrial fibrillation ablation: a multicenter study of 600 patients.
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2015
Organizational Index Mapping to Identify Focal Sources During Persistent Atrial Fibrillation.
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2014
Adverse Impact of Chronic Subpulmonary Left Ventricular Pacing on Systemic Right Ventricular Function in Patients with Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries.
Int J Cardiol. 2014
Outcomes Of Defibrillator Therapy In Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia.
Heart Rhythm. 2014
Impact of Stepwise Ablation on the Bi-atrial Substrate in Patients with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure.
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2013
United Kingdom National Experience of Entirely Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Technology: Important Lessons to Learn.
Contact Force Sensing Technology Identifies Sites of Inadequate Contact and Reduces Acute Pulmonary Vein Reconnection: a Prospective Case Control Study.
Int J Cardiol. 2013
The Safety and Efficacy of Trans-Baffle Puncture in Mustard Anatomy to Enable Catheter Ablation of Atrial Tachycardias: a Single Centre Experience and Literature Review.
Int J Cardiol. 2013
Clinical Experience of Entirely Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Children and Adults: Cause for Caution.
Eur Heart J. 2012
Courses offered to GPs
GP practice talks on the management of atrial fibrillation and other aspects of modern arrhythmia treatment
- Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS Imperial College London 1998
- Master of Arts, MA University of Cambridge 1999
- Membership of the Royal College Physicians, MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2004
- Doctor of Medicine (Research), MD(Res) Imperial College London 2011
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2017
- High Honours, Advanced Medicine Clerkship Harvard University 1997
- Fellowship in Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology & Complex Pacing Royal Brompton Hospital 2009
Reference number 4552817
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist Royal Brompton Hospital 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
- Royal Brompton Hospital
- 10:30 - 17:00
- 07531 555444
- The Physicians' Clinic
- 18:00 - 19:30
- 07531 555444
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.
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Following surgery contact 07531 555 444 or out of hours contact the Sir Reginald Wilson Ward at The Royal Brompton Hospital who can make contact with me