Dr Nicholas Peter Gall

Consultant Cardiologist

BSc(Hons), MBBS, MSc, MD, FRCP, IBHRE

Personal profile

Dr Nicholas Gall qualified in 1993 from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals medical school with an additional degree in Experimental Pathology. He subsequently trained in General Internal Medicine and then in Cardiology in the South East Thames region.

He was appointed a Consultant Cardiologist in 2004, initially between King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and then in 2008, solely at King’s College Hospital. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College, London.

Dr Gall is a Cardiologist managing the full range of cardiological conditions with a special interest in the investigation and treatment of arrhythmia (cardiac electrophysiology), including inherited syndromes.

He has developed a particular interest in dizzy spells, blackouts and collapses of uncertain cause, which has led on to the development of the Neuro-cardiology service at King’s. Working closely with colleagues in neurology, neuro-otology and psychiatry, the clinics now see patients from around the UK with this problem.

All forms of transient loss of consciousness are managed with patients sign-posted to other experts as required. Postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), inappropriate sinus tachycardia, orthostatic intolerance and other autonomic conditions are a particular focus with the clinic now being one of the largest in the UK. He also has a growing international practice.

Dr Gall has published in many areas of cardiology and in particular on arrhythmia subjects and more latterly in PoTS. He has been involved in many research studies, particularly in syncope.

A research program particularly focussing on PoTS is ongoing with a number of recent publications. He has spoken at numerous conferences, both in the UK and abroad, on arrhythmia and syncope subjects. He has developed with colleagues the PoTS masterclass, the first PoTS-focussed medical conference in the UK. He has run the highly successful London Syncope conference since 2010, focussing on the management of patients suffering transient loss of consciousness.

Dr Gall continues to play a significant role in syncope and PoTS health service provision. He is leading on a project in London to formalise syncope clinic management. He is a Patron to PoTS-UK, the national PoTS charity and is medical adviser to STARS, the national blackout charity.

Clinical Interests

  • General cardiology including the investigation and management of chest pain and breathlessness and the treatment of raised cholesterol and high blood pressure
  • Rhythm problems including the investigation and management of fast heart rhythms (tachyarrhythmias) and slow heart rhythms (bradyarrhythmias) including pacemaker implantation
  • The investigation and management of dizziness and loss of consciousness
  • Sudden cardiac death risk stratification

Professional Memberships

  • British Society of Cardiology
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • British Heart Rhythm Society
  • Royal College of Physicians of London

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