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Dr Douglas Elder is a consultant cardiologist based within NHS Tayside working between Perth Royal Infirmary, Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, and the New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He trained in Cardiology with a sub-speciality interest in cardiac electrophysiology, arrhythmia management and implanted cardiac devices.

Dr Elder is a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist by the International board of heart rhythm examiners (IBHRE), is accredited in device implantation by the European Heart Rhythm Association and holds Level 2 Certification in Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology from the European Society of Cardiology. Dr. Elder is interested in the management of patients will all cardiological conditions but especially the investigation and management of palpitation, cardiac syncope and heart rhythm disorders.

Dr Elder is an approachable and sympathetic doctor who has excellent communication skills and welcomes referrals from all aspects of cardiology. Dr Elder specialises in:

  • General Cardiology
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Supra-Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Cardiac Pacemakers
  • Cardiac Defibrillators
  • ECG interpretation
  • Implantable Loop Recorders
  • Ambulatory (holter) monitoring
  • Event Recorders

Professional Memberships

  • European Heart Rhythm Association
  • Accreditation in invasive cardiac electrophysiology
  • Accreditation in cardiac device therapy
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • Scottish Cardiac Society

Clinical Interests

  • Arrhythmia management
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope
  • Chest pain
  • Angina
  • SVT (Supraventricular Tachycardia)
  • Pacemaker insertion and follow-up
  • Defibrillator insertion and follow up (ICD)
  • Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT)
  • Loop recorder insertion
  • Heart failure
  • General Cardiology

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