Dr Afzal Sohaib

Dr Afzal Sohaib

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

Cardiology

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5 specialists

14 years of experience
3 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.98

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Everything was great and a speedy process, appreciated getting me in for blood tests before I went away“
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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 Harley Street Clinic

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

    The Wellington Hospital

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

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    17:00 - 19:00 | 14:00 - 16:00
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
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    Thu
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    Fri
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    Sat
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    Sun
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    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.

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    Medical procedures

    • Echocardiogram
    • Video Consultation
    • 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 (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Heart Scan
    • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scan
    • Pacemaker Surgery
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
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    Special interests

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

    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

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Palpitations
    12/47
    Atrial Fibrillation
    7/47
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    4/47
    Cardiology
    4/47
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    4/47
    Echocardiogram
    4/47
    Dizziness
    3/47
    24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    2/47
    Atrial Flutter
    2/47
    Breathlessness
    2/47
    Consultation
    2/47
    ECG (electrocardiogram)
    2/47
    Tachycardia
    2/47
    Angina
    1/47
    Breathing
    1/47
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    1/47
    Cardioversion
    1/47
    Chest Pain
    1/47
    Chest tightness
    1/47
    Ecg
    1/47
    Electrocardiogram (ECG)
    1/47
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    1/47
    ICD implant
    1/47
    Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)
    1/47
    Possible A/F
    1/47
    Preexisting condition
    1/47
    Video Consultation
    1/47
    follow up to pacemeker insertion
    1/47
    pericarditis
    1/47
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiology
    Everything was great and a speedy process, appreciated getting me in for blood tests before I went away
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    Very professional and take my concerns seriously and explain everything well to me. I am very happy with D Sohaib and definitely will not hesitate to contact him again if I have any issues.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations ECG (Electrocardiogram) Echocardiogram
    Dr Shoaib has very knowledgeable and helpful. He's has been very clear in his explanation also. The experience has been positive considering it's stressful nature
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ECG (Electrocardiogram) CT Coronary Angiogram
    I was always kept fully informed. He made an extremely thorough check of my heart and surrounding areas and made sure that everything was 100%befote signing me off. Excellent medical manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ICD implant Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)
    Dr Shoaib male you feel very comfortable a!d at ease
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tachycardia
    Dr Sohaib is very sympathetic, friendly, professional and clear about the procedures and options since the first consult.  I felt secure during the treatment even though I was awake during it.  The whole team and care I received that day were excellent.  I would highly recommend Dr Sohaib to others and am very happy to continue with him for further treatment.
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    Dr Afzal Sohaib

    Many thanks for the kind words.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Flutter Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    I actually commented to Dr Sohaib, during my first consultation, that it had been the most comprehensive medical consultation that I had ever had and I've had quite a few with many different doctors. He has always explained his findings clearly and once he had decided the course of action to be taken he fully explained what needed to be done and the risks associated with the agreed procedure.
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    Dr Afzal Sohaib

    Many thanks for the kind words. I always try to ensure I spend a good amount of time explaining the different tests and treatment approaches that might be needed for a condition.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breathing Palpitations Dizziness
    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 Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    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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    Dr Afzal Sohaib

    Many thanks! I always try my best to put my patients at ease. It is common to be anxious about a heart condition which is understandable and I see it as part of my role as your cardiologist to manage that.

    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    1

    Rheumatology

    4

    Cardiology

    Dr Animesh Singh
    Dr Animesh Singh
    Rheumatology

    04-06-2021

    Afzal is an excellent cardiologist with subspecialty expertise in arrythmia related issues. He has trained in world-leading centres of excellence. I would recommend him to patients looking for a skilled electrophysiology (EP) cardiologist.

    For specialty: Rheumatology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation, Palpitations, Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    For procedures: ECG Monitor, ECG (Electrocardiogram), Catheter Ablation, Cardioversion
    Connection: Is a colleague
    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

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