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Dr Ashley M Nisbet

Cardiology

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Last updated: 27 Apr 2020

Specialises in

  • Electrophysiology
  • General cardiology

About me

I am a consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist (heart rhythm specialist) and hold my NHS post at the Bristol Heart Institute. I offer treatment for all types of cardiac rhythm abnormalities, ablation of simple and complex cardiac arrhythmias (palpitations, atrial fibrillation (AF), atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), ectopic beats, ventricular tachycardia (VT)), investigation and treatment of dizzy spells and fainting, plus pacemaker implantation including implantable cardioverter defibrillators. My particular expertise is in ablation of complex atrial arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and arrhythmias in adults with congenital heart disease. I also offer assessment and treatment of patients and families affected by sudden unexplained cardiac death (SADS/SUDS), and inherited cardiac arrhythmias, such as long QT and Brugada syndrome.

By way of background, I graduated with commendation from the University of Aberdeen medical school in 2000 and commenced training in Cardiology in Glasgow in 2003. I was awarded a British Heart Foundation Scholarship in 2004 to research the electrophysiology of the mammalian atrioventricular node, and was awarded a PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2008. I have over 10 years experience in advanced heart rhythm treatments, having begun subspecialty training in Cardiac Electrophysiology in 2010 at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow. I then spent two years in fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing under the tutelage of internationally renowned Professor Jon Kalman in Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia. I returned to the UK for my Consultant appointment at the Bristol Heart Institute in 2014.

I also have an active role in the education and training of future cardiologists as I am the Training Programme Director for Cardiology in Severn Region.

Areas of interest

Palpitations; irregular heart beat; dizzy spells; fainting; breathlessness; atrial fibrillation; atrial flutter; supraventricular tachycardia; SVT; ectopic beats; radiofrequency ablation; cryoablation. All aspects of interventional electrophysiology, in particular ablation of atrial fibrillation; complex atrial arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease; atrial flutter ablation; ablation of ventricular tachycardia; high blood pressure (hypertension);

Assessment and treatment of inherited cardiac arrhythmias; family history of cardiac arrest or sudden death.

Implantation of permanent pacemakers, and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).

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Procedures completed

  • 64302

    Transoesophageal echocardiography (including reporting) (as sole procedure) - (5-50)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (5-50)

  • K5760

    Ablation of atrial fibrillation by isolation of the pulmonary veins (including mapping) - (5-50)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (5-50)

  • X5020

    External cardioversion - (1-5)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (1-5)

  • K5780

    Ablation of accessory pathway or selected modification of AV node (including mapping) - (1-5)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (1-5)

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