Dr Afzal Sohaib

Dr Afzal Sohaib

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

Cardiology

Recommended by  
5 specialists

15 years of experience
4 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Best experience with Dr Sohaib, very satisfying. Everything was explained in detail..will recommend him to any one“
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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
    966 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    925 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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    Procedures

    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • Echocardiogram
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Cardioversion
    • Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac MRI
    • Cardiac Pacing
    • Cardiac Re-synchronisation Therapy
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Catheter Ablation
    • ECG Monitor
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Heart Scan
    • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scan
    • Pacemaker Surgery
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Palpitations
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Dizziness
    • Atrial Flutter
    • Tachycardia
    • Breathlessness
    • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
    • Angina
    • Chest Pain
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
    • Autonomic Mediated Syncope
    • Bradycardia
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Fainting
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • 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
    • 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
    4.98
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.98
    Palpitations
    16/56
    Atrial Fibrillation
    7/56
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    6/56
    Echocardiogram
    6/56
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    4/56
    Cardiology
    4/56
    Dizziness
    4/56
    Atrial Flutter
    3/56
    Tachycardia
    3/56
    24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    2/56
    Breathlessness
    2/56
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    2/56
    Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
    2/56
    Angina
    1/56
    Cardioversion
    1/56
    Chest Pain
    1/56
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    1/56
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Best experience with Dr Sohaib, very satisfying. Everything was explained in detail..will recommend him to any one
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Good personable manner, professional and prepared to explain any questions
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Everything ran smoothly and efficiently. Feedback post diagnostic tests was received quickly and findings were clearly communicated.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Clear communication before, during and after my treatment and information shared promptly.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I found Dr. Sohaib was very patient and reassuring. I had many questions (a long list) and he took the time to explain everything very clearly so as to put my mind at rest
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very helpful and informative, says it like it is.
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    Afzal Sohaib

    Thank you!

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Sohaib diagnosed my heart condition and explained the procedure I required. He kept me informed every step of the way, before, during and after the procedure. He answered all of my questions and put made sure I was at ease at all times.
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    Afzal Sohaib

    Many thanks for the kind words.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I am very happy consulting with Dr. Sohaib on my issues, he has excellent manners, attention to detail and very thorough in his approach. Thank you!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    He is very thorough and gives full attention. Very satisfied.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Everything was great and a speedy process, appreciated getting me in for blood tests before I went away
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    Afzal Sohaib

    Thanks! We always try to organise any tests at the earliest opportunity, to quickly understand why someone is having their symptoms, and for peace of mind.

    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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