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Within the website you can find information on:

  • Common symptoms such as palpitations

  • The different types of arrhythmia including atrial fibrillation,atrial flutter, SVTs and ectopic beats

  • Common cardiac investigations such as ECGs, echocardiograms and Holter monitors

  • Treatment strategies such as medication and catheter ablation

  • Assessing risk

  • Atrial fibrillation stroke prevention options


What can you find on this site?

Who is this website for?

Anyone who suffers from or cares for people with heart rhythm disorders or just wants to understand more about the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias should find this website helpful and informative.

Although the site is dedicated to patients who have been referred to Oxford for investigation and treatment it should also provide a valuable resource for anyone with a possible heart rhythm problem, no matter where they live or where they are treated.


If you would like to find out how to receive investigation and treatment for heart rhythm problems in Oxford, click here 

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Welcome to, a comprehensive information resource for people with heart rhythm problems looking for solutions

Heart centre TB

The website has just opened and is still under construction. Hopefully it will be complete by the end of February 2013

Watch this space!

Dr Tim Betts MD MBChB FRCP

Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist (Heart Rhythm Specialist)

The Department of Health National Service Framework (2005) recommends

that people with symptoms and/or risk of arrhythmias should be referred to

a specialist service


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