As a highly experienced and fully trained medical professional, Dr David Begley is a cardiologist in Cambridgeshire. He offers a wide range of specialised treatments to patients with a wide range of heart and blood vessel-related conditions.

There are any symptoms which can result in a referral to cardiology and seeing a professional cardiologist will help ensure any treatment you need is quick and appropriate.

What is a Consultant Cardiologist?

A cardiologist is a specialist medical doctor with a high level of training and skill focused on heart-related problems. There work and specialisms covers the whole of the cardiovascular system. Consultant cardiologists work with patients who require help with their cardiovascular health. Consultants are senior doctors who have fully completed their medical training in their specialist area, in this instance, cardiology.

Dr Begley is a consultant cardiology in Cambridgeshire who works to offer patients with rhythm disorders a better quality of life.

Referral to a Cardiologist in Cambridgeshire

There are a wide range of symptoms that may require a cardiology referral. Your GP can refer you to a cardiologist in Cambridgeshire if they believe you need further examination and tests. Common symptoms you may experience include:

  • Palpitations
  • Blackouts
  • Dizzy spells

Patients who are suffering with tachycardia (when the heart beats to fast) or bradycardia (when the heart beats to slowly) are referred to a consultant cardiologist for further investigation and to find a way to regulate their heartbeat.

Dr Begley routinely sees patients with a wide range of different health conditions, including:

  • Atrial flutter or fibrillation (AF)
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia (VT)
  • Premature ventricular contractions
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)

If you find you have a heart rhythm problem, then Dr Begley can carry out a full assessment. This assessment will help find the cause of the problem and find an appropriate management plan. How you describe your symptoms will often help narrow down the possibilities. However, correlation of your symptoms with an electrocardiogram (ECG) recording is essential to an accurate diagnosis.

A resting ECG can often provide a clue to the diagnosis even when recorded in the absence of any symptoms. Patients with a normal resting ECG are unlikely to have a dangerous rhythm abnormality. The likelihood of this is even less if the heart is normal. A simple ultrasound scan of the heart (echocardiogram) can detect many structural abnormalities.

If you have experienced symptoms you might think are related to heart rhythm disturbance or have been diagnosed with an arrhythmia please discuss with your general practitioner whether referral is appropriate. To make an appointment please contact Dr David Begley’s Private Secretary Lynn Thomas on 01223 850 423 or