Dr Matthew Wright, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

Dr Matthew Wright MB BS FRCP FHRS PhD

Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

MB BS FRCP FHRS PhD
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DrMatthew Wright,Cardiologist

Dr Wright is a recommended Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

Introduction - Efficient AF Ablation Workflow With CARTO®3 System And Ablation Index

Introduction - Efficient AF Ablation Workflow With CARTO®3 System And Ablation Index

Procedure Planning - Efficient AF Ablation Workflow With CARTO®3 System And Ablation Index

Procedure Planning - Efficient AF Ablation Workflow With CARTO®3 System And Ablation Index

Procedure Preparation and Standardisation - Efficient AF Ablation Workflow With CARTO®3 System And Ablation Index

Procedure Preparation and Standardisation - Efficient AF Ablation Workflow With CARTO®3 System And Ablation Index

Catheter Access and Mapping - Efficient AF Ablation Workflow With CARTO®3 System And Ablation Index

Catheter Access and Mapping - Efficient AF Ablation Workflow With CARTO®3 System And Ablation Index

AF Ablation - Efficient AF Ablation Workflow With CARTO®3 System And Ablation Index

AF Ablation - Efficient AF Ablation Workflow With CARTO®3 System And Ablation Index

Completion and Patient transfer - Efficient AF Ablation Workflow With CARTO®3 System And Ablation Index

Completion and Patient transfer - Efficient AF Ablation Workflow With CARTO®3 System And Ablation Index

HRS 2018: Radio-Frequency Ablation - Dr David Haines & Dr Matthew Wright

HRS 2018: Radio-Frequency Ablation - Dr David Haines & Dr Matthew Wright

HRS 2018: CABANA - Dr Matthew Wright

HRS 2018: CABANA - Dr Matthew Wright

HRS 2018: Latest in CF Ablation- Dr Matthew Wright

HRS 2018: Latest in CF Ablation- Dr Matthew Wright

What are ectopic beats and are they harmful Matt Wright ?

What are ectopic beats and are they harmful Matt Wright ?

What is ablation and what does it treat?

What is ablation and what does it treat?

What is SVT and what is SVT ablation?

What is SVT and what is SVT ablation?

Dr Matthew Wright - Consulting

Dr Matthew Wright - Consulting

Areas of expertise

  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Pacemakers
  • Atrial fibrillation (AF)
  • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT)
  • Arrhythmias
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Recommendations for Dr Wright

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Recommended by:

  • byDr Robert Mark Chambers, GP

    Expert electrophysiologist

  • byProf. Mark O'Neill, Cardiologist and Professor of Electrophysiology

    Dr. Wright is a highly competent cardiologist and electrophysiologist. He always puts the patient first; his constant attention to improvement coupled with his high level of technical expertise make him one of the best heart rhythm opinions in the country.

  • byDr Tushar Salukhe, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

    I would like to recommend Dr Matt Wright, he is an accomplished specialist in his field.

  • byDr Robert Mark Chambers, GP

    Expert electrophysiologist

  • byProf. Mark O'Neill, Cardiologist and Professor of Electrophysiology

    Dr. Wright is a highly competent cardiologist and electrophysiologist. He always puts the patient first; his constant attention to improvement coupled with his high level of technical expertise make him one of the best heart rhythm opinions in the country.

  • byDr Tushar Salukhe, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

    I would like to recommend Dr Matt Wright, he is an accomplished specialist in his field.

  • Address

  • Telephone or video consultation

    Available for patients, please call to arrange, GB, W1G 7HR

  • The Heart Rhythm Clinic

    88 Harley Street, Marylebone, London , GB, W1G 7HR

  • The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, London, GB, W1G 8BJ

  • Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

    Trust Offices, Guy's Hospital, London, Greater London, GB, SE1 9RT

  • About Dr Matthew Wright

    GMC number: 4713225

    Year qualified: 2000

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Dr Matthew Wright is a consultant cardiologist at Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust and The Heart Rhythm Clinic, specialising in the management of atrial fibrillation and atrial tachycardias. His clinical interests are atrial fibrillation (AF), atrial flutter, bradycardia and fainting. He is an expert in radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and complex cardiac mapping technologies.

    Dr Wright trained at University College London after being selected for the prestigious MB PhD programme. He specialised in cardiology and electrophysiology. Following training at Oxford, The Hammersmith and St. Mary's, he spent two years at the world-renowned arrhythmia centre in Bordeaux, with Prof Haissaguerre, Jais and Hocini.

    Dr Wright has published over 100 scientific papers and books and is regularly asked to speak at major international meetings. He regularly performs 'live' Atrial Fibrillation ablation cases to teach European electrophysiologists. He is actively involved with the patient's association, the AFA, organising patient days and educational events for GPs.

    Areas of expertise

    • Accessory pathways
    • Anticoagulation
    • Heart rhythm disorders
    • Arrhythmias
    • Catheter ablation
    • Bradycardia
    • Supraventricular tachycardia
    • Atrial tachycardias (AT)
    • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT)
    • Stroke prevention
    • AVNRT
    • AVRT
    • MRI
    • Blackouts
    • Dizzy spells
    • Faints
    • Fast heart beats
    • Heart block
    • Heart failure
    • Implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD)
    • Lethargy
    • Pacemakers
    • Palpitations
    • Atrial flutter
    • Shortness of breath
    • Slow heart beats
    • Strong heart beats
    • Svts
    • Tiredness
    • Clinical research
    • Ventricular tachycardia (VT)
    • Atrial fibrillation (AF)
    • Wolff parkinson white
    • Resynchronisation devices

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    Patients come and see me with palpitations. This is just an awareness of the heartbeat. Sometimes they feel that it is fluttering or feels like a butterfly in the chest. Other times, they complain of a strong heartbeat or a forceful heartbeat. Sometimes, they complain of a skipped beat or a missed beat.

    Other patients will come with sustained, fast heart rhythms and feel their heart beating out of their chest. Some people will say they feel their heart beating in their neck. These symptoms can last for minutes or even hours.

    Some people will complain of feeling their heart dancing in their chest or beating like a drum and being completely irregular.

    People are often referred to me having already had a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. A lot of people will complain of a faint, of collapse, of dizzy spells. Increasingly, people are coming because they're looking at their heart rate on their Fitbit or their Apple Watch or smart watch.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    90% of patients won't require treatment per se. They just need to understand what's happening with their heart when they feel it doing something different. Most patients, once you've listened to their symptoms, you will have a good idea of what their problem is. Even in the first consultation, you will be able to explain to them what you think the likely diagnosis is. Often, when you explain what the diagnosis is, they will say that resonates with them. Most people will just require some form of continuous heart monitoring with a Holter monitor or a patch which will monitor their heart rhythm up to 14 days.

    Most people will have a scan of the heart to make sure it contracts well in the valves or working normally. 90% of people with that sort of a workup will come back and we'll be able to prove that what I think the diagnosis is the actual diagnosis. They will be discharged and no further treatment is necessary, and they will feel better.

    The 10% of people where you might need to do something, treatment can vary from medication which is often very easy to take, which maybe just for a short period of time or maybe longer time.

    A small number of patients will require inpatient treatment which is typically a day case. That will include things like resetting the heart, called a cardioversion, or what we call an EP study where we're able to interrogate the electrical information of the heart and correct it normally by burning small parts of the heart away. That will restore their normal rhythm and prevent them from getting other problems again in the future.

    Few people will be having atrial fibrillation ablation. These few people are the ones who I spend the majority of my time doing. We burn away the parts of the heart that are responsible for causing or perpetuating atrial fibrillation.

    The other treatments that some people would require are typically for slow heart rates or slow heart rhythms. These people are typically collapsing. For those people, we'll put in pacemakers. Some people require more complicated pacemakers if they are breathless and their heart isn’t working well with heart failure. They will get biventricular pacemakers or cardiac resynchronisation devices.

    Rarely, you get people who need defibrillators implanted, typically if they've had a previous heart attack and their heart isn't working very well.

    Some people who have very infrequent collapses, we can implant a loop recorder which is a very small device, which we inject with a syringe just under the skin. It has a battery life of over three years and it communicates wirelessly with the hospital, such that if they have a collapse, their heart rate and rhythm at the time of the collapse will be recorded and will hopefully tell us what is going on and whether they need a pacemaker.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    I'm an electrophysiologist. I did my fellowship at a world-renowned unit in Bordeaux, which is where atrial fibrillation ablation was first formalised in a major paper. I was very lucky to spend two years there. Obviously, as a continuation of that, my subspecialist interest is in atrial fibrillation and atrial tachycardias.

    My interest is in patients and saying what the right treatment is for each individual patient. A patient can have the same symptoms, the same frequency of symptoms, but you could treat two people very different according to what is right for them. What is right for one person doesn’t have to be right for another, and it's about choosing the right type of treatment and the right strategy for the right patients.

  • Professional memberships

    Royal College of Physicians
    Heart Rhythm Society
    European Heart Rhythm Association
    Heart Rhythm UK
    General Medical Council

    Articles by Dr Matthew Wright

    Classifying fractionated electrograms in human atrial fibrillation using monophasic action potentials and activation mapping

    Real-time lesion assessment using a novel combined ultrasound and radiofrequency ablation catheter

    Characteristics of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation Lesion Formation in Real Time In Vivo Using Near Field Ultrasound Imaging

    Near-Field Ultrasound Imaging During Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation

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