Dr. Glyn Thomas is an award-winning Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at the Bristol Heart Institute. He trained at University College London Medical School and worked in various London teaching hospitals before returning to university to begin research into the causes of abnormal heart rhythms. After gaining his doctorate from Cambridge University in 2006 he returned to London to sub-specialise in heart rhythm treatment at St Bartholomew's Hospital.
Dr. Thomas was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the Bristol Heart Institute in 2009. He has a special interest in treating heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation and performs several hundred ablation procedures per year. He practises a patient-centred approach, ensuring individuals needs are understood and anxieties accommodated, incorporating an understanding of patient's lifestyles into his treatment plan. He has a wealth of experience in the cardiac aspects of Dysautonomia including Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and increasingly, the post-viral, multisystem disorder known as 'Long COVID'.
Dr. Thomas is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and has also written two books, Cardiology in Focus (Churchill Livingstone, 2004) and Ready Reference: Cardiology (Elsevier 2010). He has over 100 publications in scientific press specifically relating to the mechanisms and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, and is a regular contributor to popular media.
In addition to Cardiology, he has a special interest in Critical Care Medicine. He undertook further training in Anaesthesia/Paediatrics and gained the Diploma in Immediate Medical Care, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2017. He is now a full-time member of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, respoding to medical emergencies/accidents across the Southy West by helicopter or rapid response car.Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
Cardiac resynchronisation therapy
Atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia
Cardiac arrhythmia management
Ablation (cautery) of complex heart rhythm abnormalities including atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular tachycardia (VT). Implantation of pacemaker and defibrillator devices. Mechanisms of heart rhythm abnormalities