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- Devices: dual chamber pacemaker insertion
- Devices: implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
- Devices: single chamber pacemaker insertion
- Electrophysiology complex cardiac ablation
- Electrophysiology intervention
- Electrophysiology simple cardiac ablation
I studied medicine at St John's College, Cambridge and have worked in London, Manchester and Melbourne, Australia. I was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at Papworth Hospital in 2004. I specialise in the management of cardiac rhythm abnormalities. I perform catheter ablation of both standard and complex arrhythmias. I implant cardiac devices including pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators. I have a particular interest in the management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). I have published numerous scientific papers in this field and in 2004 was awarded an MD from Cambridge University. Papworth is the biggest cardiac department in the UK and in 2012 I was appointed Clinical Director of Cardiology. I continue in my role as Clinical Director and am chairing the steering group responsible for the clinical aspects of the move to the new Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.
Areas of interest
Cardiac electrophysiology; Atrial fibrillation; Ablation; Catheter ablation; cardiac device implantation, pacemaker implantation; cardiac defibrillator implantation; inherited cardiac conditions; syncope
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist (2004-present)
Honourary Consultant Cardiologist (2005-present)
Implantable cardiac defibrillators
I am married with 3 children, which keeps me very busy outside of work!
Awarded Bronze Award (National Clinical Excellence Award Scheme) - 2013
I have co-authored over 45 papers (on a wide range of cardiac arrhythmias) in peer-reviewed journals and continue to be active in this field.
Please search under "Fynn S" in PubMed
Courses offered to GPs
I have given many talks to GP's over the past 10 years. Most recently, I have run a 5-part lectrure series for GP's on ECG interpretation (www.papworthhospital.nhs.uk).
In August 2015 I delivered a lecture to GPs at the European Society of Cardiology on ECG interpretation.
For standard ablation procedures:
>95% success rate
<1% complication rate
0% re-admssion rate
For complex ablation (inc. AF ablation):
Approx 75% success rate
1% complication rate
1% re-admission rate
For cardiac device implantation (inc. pacemakers)
<1% complication rate
0% re-admission rate
- MB, B Chir University of Cambridge 1991
- MA University of Cambridge 1992
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians (London) 1994
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians (London) 2006
- MD University of Cambridge 2004
- Clinical Fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 2002
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology Specialist Register, 2004
Affiliations / memberships
British Cardiovascular Society
British Heart Rhythm Society
European Society of Cardiology
Royal College of Physicians
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