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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 began 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 offer treatment for all types of cardiac rhythm abnormalities, ablation of simple and complex cardiac arrhythmias, pacemaker implantation including cardiac resynchronization devices and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. My particular expertise is in ablation of complex atrial arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and arrhythmias in adults with congenital heart disease, as well ablation of ventricular tachycardia. I also offer assessment and treatment of patients and families affected by inherited cardiac arrhythmias, such as long QT and Brugada syndrome.
Areas of interest
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.
Assessment and treatment of inherited cardiac arrhythmias.
Implantation of permanent pacemakers, including biventricular pacemakers (CRT devices) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).
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- Bristol Heart Institute Marlborough Street BRISTOL BS2 8HW
- 0117 342 6574
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
Bristol Heart Institute
Bristol Royal Infirmary
Arrhythmias in congenital heart disease
Electrophysiology of the atrioventricular node
• Winner “Best Poster – Clinical Research” Melbourne Health Research Week for “Long Term Outcome of Radiofrequency Ablation for Intra-Atrial Reentrant Tachycardia after Fontan Palliation for Congenital Heart Disease”
• Winner of “Best Poster” presentation at Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society conference for “Arrhythmic Sequelae of the Fontan Procedure: Impact of Fontan Type on Pattern and Prevalence of Arrhythmias”
AM Nisbet and DT Connelly
Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure. Oxford University Press. 2011.
Ablation of focal atrial tachycardias.
Jonathan M. Kalman, Ashley M. Nisbet, Andrew Teh and Kurt Roberts-Thomson.
In Catheter Ablation of Atrial Tachycardias and Flutter. Huang and Wood. Elsevier. 2014
Acidosis slows electrical conduction through the atrio-ventricular node.
AM Nisbet, FL Burton, NL Walker, MA Craig, H Cheng, J Hancox, C Orchard, GL Smith. Frontiers in Physiology: Cardiac Electrophysiology. (In press; provisional PDF online 3 June 2014; doi:10.3389/fphys.2014.00233)
Consolidating lesions at sites of critical pulmonary vein-left atrial connections in addition to pulmonary vein isolation significantly improves AF free survival compared to pulmonary vein isolation alone.
S. Kumar, A Nisbet, R Rosso, P Heck, F Sutherland and P Sparks. Heart Rhythm. 2014. May; 11(5S): S190.
Sites of acute and chronic pulmonary vein reconnection can be predicted during the index pulmonary vein isolation for paroxysmal AF.
P Sparks, S Kumar, F Sutherland, A Nisbet and R Rosso. Heart Rhythm. 2014. May; 11(5S): S193
Arrhythmic Sequelae of the Fontan Procedure: Impact of Fontan Type on Pattern and Prevalence of Arrhythmias.
AM Nisbet; D Zentner; L Grigg; J Kalman. Journal of Arrhythmia. 2013 Dec; 29(5): i231
Pulmonary vein isolation: The impact of pulmonary venous anatomy on long term outcome of catheter ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. McLellan AJ, Ling LH, Ruggiero D, Wong MC, Walters TE, Nisbet A, Shetty AK, Azzopardi S, Taylor AJ, Morton JB, Kalman JM, Kistler PM. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Apr;11(4):549-56.
Primary and secondary prevention.
A Nisbet and A Brady. Medicine 38 (2010), pp. 409-413
The research supporting omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Ashley Nisbet and Adrian Brady. Primary Care Cardiovascular Journal (2010); 3: S4-S6
- MB ChB University of Aberdeen 2000
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 2003
- PhD University of Glasgow 2008
- Clinical Fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Royal Melbourne Hospital 2013
Reference number 4691903
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Heart Rhythm Society
British Congenital Cardiac Association
Heart Rhythm Society
- Spire Bristol Hospital, BS6 6UT
- 16:30 - 19:30
- 0117 980 4070
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.