Dr Michael John Griffith

Consultant Cardiologist


Personal profile

I  trained at St Thomas' and St Georges Hospital in London and the freeman Hospital in Newcastle. I have been a consultant cardiologist the Queen Elizabeth Hospital since 1993, and have been head of cardiology for 10 years. I introduced ablation for the treatment of arrhythmias and have performed around 5,000 such procedures.

For the last five years we have been performing ablation for atrial fibrillation. We have performed more 800 cases of atrial fibrillation ablation, with an overall cure rate of 90%, with half the patients requiring two procedures.

I have introduced a special clinic for inherited rhythm disturbances, which is run at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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Clinical Interests

My main interest is the diagnosis and treatment of fast heart beats and palpitation. In particular I am interested in the curative treatment of palpitations with ablation techniques. I have performed many thousand ablations, including all forms of atrial fibrillation ablation. I have an interest in genetic causes of arrhythmias such as the Long QT syndrome.

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