Dr Afzal Sohaib

Dr Afzal Sohaib

MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCP, PhD, ECES

Cardiology

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4 specialists

14 years of experience
3 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.97
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
4.97

Top feedback

“Very sufficient and helpful. Took consideration of all problems and made sure all tests were performed. Very pleased with outcome“
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Subspecialty

  • Electrophysiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6129361
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    476 reviews

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    441 reviews

    Spire London East Hospital

    Roding Lane South, Redbridge, United Kingdom, IG4 5PZ
    0 reviews

    One Heart Clinic

    68 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 7HE
    301 reviews

    About

    Dr Afzal Sohaib is a leading Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in the management of heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation (AF), and causes of palpitations, shortness of breath, and blackouts. He implants pacemakers and defibrillators and performs ablation procedures for heart rhythm disorders.

    His NHS practice is at the Bart’s Heart Centre at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, one of Europe’s largest specialist heart centres, and he is Clincal Lead for the heart rhythm service at Barking, Havering & Redbridge Unversity Hospitals, one of London's busiest Trusts.  He is also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

    He graduated from the University College London in 2005 with a distinction and numerous prizes including the Betuel Prize for finishing second in the University of London Gold Medal Examination. After graduating he completed his cardiology training at leading centres in London including Hammersmith Hospital, the Royal Brompton Hospital, and Harefield Hospital.

    He was awarded a prestigious Clinical Research Training Fellowship funded by the British Heart Foundation which funded his PhD at Imperial College London. Dr Sohaib’s PhD investigated how pacemakers improve symptoms in heart failure. He has published numerous articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals and regularly speaks at national and international cardiology meetings. He is author of the book "Decoding Cardiac Electrophysiology".

    He enjoys teaching and training young aspiring cardiologists. He was President of the British Junior Cardiologists’ Association (BJCA) and was on the Council of the British Cardiovascular Society.  You can learn more about his practice on www.drafzalsohaib.co.uk.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Biventricular pacemaker implantation
    • Defibrillator implantation
    • Pacemaker Implantation
    • AF ablation
    • Electrophysiology studies
    • Ablation for supraventricular tachycardia
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    Medical procedures

    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac MRI
    • Cardiac Pacing
    • Cardiac Re-synchronisation Therapy
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Cardioversion
    • Catheter Ablation
    • ECG Monitor
    • Echocardiogram
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Heart Scan
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scan
    • Pacemaker Surgery
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Palpitations
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Dizziness
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
    • Angina
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
    • Autonomic Mediated Syncope
    • Bradycardia
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Chest Pain
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Long QT Syndrome
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Neurocardiogenic Syncope (Vasovagal)
    • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
    • Tachycardia
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Ventricular Fibrillation
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    Education

    MB BS University College London

    MRCP London

    PhD Imperial College London


    Memberships:

    European Society of Cardiology

    British Cardiovascular Society

    Royal College of Physicians (London)

    British Heart Rhythm Society

    British Society for Heart Failure

    European Heart Rhythm Association

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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Palpitations
    11/40
    Atrial Fibrillation
    7/40
    Cardiology
    3/40
    Dizziness
    3/40
    Echocardiogram
    3/40
    24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    2/40
    Breathlessness
    2/40
    Consultation
    2/40
    ECG (electrocardiogram)
    2/40
    Angina
    1/40
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    1/40
    Atrial Flutter
    1/40
    Breathing
    1/40
    Cardioversion
    1/40
    Chest Pain
    1/40
    Chest tightness
    1/40
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    1/40
    Ecg
    1/40
    Electrocardiogram (ECG)
    1/40
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    1/40
    Possible A/F
    1/40
    Preexisting condition
    1/40
    Tachycardia
    1/40
    Video Consultation
    1/40
    follow up to pacemeker insertion
    1/40
    pericarditis
    1/40
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations Dizziness Breathing
    Very sufficient and helpful. Took consideration of all problems and made sure all tests were performed. Very pleased with outcome
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    Dr sohaib really explained everything clearly. He was very helpful and understanding in dealing with my anxiety
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Dr Sohaib, was extremely, professional, courteous and understanding. He explained my procedure in full answering any questions I had. His kind manner helped me overcome my anxiety I had in relation to my procedure.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Excellent caring and knowledgable treatment.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest tightness Chest Pain
    Very thorough and pleasant, would def recommend
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Flutter
    Very professional, clear situation assessment and options presented. Happy to answer questions. Very responsive in setting up treatment.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Electrocardiogram (ECG) 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    Very clear explanations and great bedside manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations
    Dr Sohaib was excellent. He has great bedside manners, assessed me fully, requested relevant tests without over investigation, and took the time to discuss my medical history with his colleagues for their opinion in managing me further. I will definitely consult him again for any cardiac concerns.
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    Dr Afzal Sohaib

    Many thanks for the kind words. I always find it useful to discuss certain cases to get a good breadth of expert opinion.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations Echocardiogram 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    The doctor was attentive and listened all my concerns. I am extremely pleased with the care received from Spire hospital and Dr Sohaib.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Echocardiogram
    Dr Domain is one of the finest and proactive doctor I have ever met. His treatment has been really useful and his advice has worked quite well with time.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Cardiology

    Dr G Sunthar Kanaganayagam
    Dr G Sunthar Kanaganayagam
    Cardiology

    12-03-2021

    Dr Sohaib is an internationally renowned expert and plays a prominent role on the European stage in Cardiology. He has always been at the forefront of training for cardiologists. I have known him for a number of years and he has excellent and broad clinical skills and works well with colleagues. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat), Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
    For procedures: Pacemaker Surgery, ECG Monitor, ECG (Electrocardiogram), Catheter Ablation, Cardioversion
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Oliver Guttmann
    Dr Oliver Guttmann
    Cardiology

    20-06-2020

    Dr Sohaib is a well known specialist for heart rhythm disorders. He is loved by his patients and highly regarded by highly regarded by his colleagues. All the patients I have referred to Dr Sohaib were extremely satisfied and most importantly all their problems were sorted.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer
    Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer
    Cardiology

    29-07-2020

    Dr Afzal Sohaib is an innovative specialist in Electrophysiology who has written textbooks in the field. He is at the cutting edge for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia including atrial fibrillation. He is dedicated and caring Consultant Cardiologist and I wholeheartedly recommend him.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Graham Cole
    Dr Graham Cole
    Cardiology

    29-07-2020

    Excellent cardiologist with extensive training in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders - specialist in ablation and pacemaker implantation. Has led developments in training the next generation of heart specialists.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Palpitations
    Connection: We trained together

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