Dr Afzal Sohaib

Dr Afzal Sohaib

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

Cardiology

Recommended by  
3 specialists

14 years of experience
3 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Professional and reassuring.“
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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
    198 reviews

    The Harley Street Clinic

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

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    79 reviews

    About

    Dr Afzal Sohaib is a 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 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.

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    Medical procedures

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

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Palpitations
    7/27
    Atrial Fibrillation
    3/27
    Cardiology
    3/27
    Breathlessness
    2/27
    Consultation
    2/27
    ECG (electrocardiogram)
    2/27
    Dizziness
    1/27
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    1/27
    Ecg
    1/27
    Echocardiogram
    1/27
    Possible A/F
    1/27
    Preexisting condition
    1/27
    Video Consultation
    1/27
    follow up to pacemeker insertion
    1/27
    pericarditis
    1/27
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations Cardiology
    Professional and reassuring.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations Cardiology
    First class professionalism, care and efficiency.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation Palpitations
    My experience was a humble and fantastic time at the wellinghton hospital. I'd like to thank Dr Afzal for treating my condition I couldn't ask for a better human being to look after my heart ,not only is he a fantastic doctor but also a true gentleman.and I'd also like to thank the rest of the staff for looking after me . Thanks again
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    follow up to pacemeker insertion ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    Great doctor, very caring and most careful explaining the procedures.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Consultation
    I feel so much better after seeing Dr Afzal. He is very polite and made me feel very comfortable. He explained very well and allowed me to ask questions so that I understood. Very happy with the service today. Thank you
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ecg
    Clear explanations and good experience
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Consultation
    I feel so much better after seeing Dr Afzal. He is very polite and made me feel very comfortable. He explained very well and allowed me to ask questions so that I understood. Very happy with the service today. Thank you
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ECG (electrocardiogram) Palpitations
    I had the pleasure of meeting Dr Sohaib. He was very courteous, professional with excellent bedside manners. He explained the proposed management management in details and did not rush at all. I would highly recommend Dr Sohaib.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations ECG (electrocardiogram) Echocardiogram Video Consultation Cardiology
    Very thorough assessment of my symptoms and clear explanations of the various findings.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I felt I was taken care of very seriously
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breathlessness
    Understanding thorough sympathetic feel assured by his advice
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I couldn't fault anything about the experience, the doctor was great, as werre all the staff.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Very clear on causes and options. Reassuring.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Possible A/F
    A pleasing visit.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Dr Sohaib fully explained everything thoroughly and in layman's terms. Very thorough and professional.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations Breathlessness
    Listened attentively to symptoms, explained the tests to be performed and after the tests explained the results clearly and concisely. Very professional and would highly recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr. Sohaib has been extremely supportive, listened and answered in detail all my questions, provided a very thorough consultation and explained all my tests results ( ECG, 24 hrs Holter, echocardiogram). He is very professional and I would recommend him to everyone who needs a real good specialist.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I found Dr Sohaib informative, approachable, thorough, and very professional throughout pretreatment, operation, and post operation.
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    Dr Afzal Sohaib

    Thanks for the kind words!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Preexisting condition
    Very professional
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations Dizziness
    Thorough consultation and approachable manner.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Cardiology

    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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