Dr Mark Hall
Responsibilities at LHCH
- Clinical lead for Electrophysiology & Devices
Area of Practice
- Cardiac Electrophysiology (heart rhythm disorders)
- Implantable cardiac devices (for the treatment for heart rhythm problems and heart failure)
Special clinical interests
I am one of eight cardiologists who specialise in the diagnosis and management of heart rhythm problems. Although some heart rhythm problems can be treated with medicines, we are able to offer a cure to many patients using an ablation procedure. I treat a variety of heart rhythm problems using ablation, including supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.
I implant and follow up cardiac devices; pacemakers to prevent slow heart rhythms, defibrillators to treat life threatening rapid heart rhythms, and biventricular devices for the treatment of heart failure.
Inherited Heart Rhythm Problems
As well as dealing with common heart rhythm problems, I also look after patients with inherited heart rhythm disorders. Together with the Merseyside Clinical Genetics Service, I screen families to identify other members who might be affected and provide counselling, support and treatment.
Paediatric Heart Rhythm problems
I provide advice and treatment for younger patients with heart rhythm disorders and perform ablations and implant devices at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
- Atrial fibrillation; mechanisms and management
- Ablation of ventricular arrhythmias
- Diagnosis of blackouts
Regional and National Responsibilities
I run UK and Europe-wide pacing, ICD and electrophysiology courses
Membership of Professional Regional and National Bodies
- Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
- Member of British Cardiovascular Society
- Member of Heart Rhythm UK
Why choose LHCH?
LHCH is one of the largest heart rhythm centres in the UK and able to access the newest and most effective technology to treat patients to the highest possible standards.
We are able to offer treatment for conditions which, only ten years ago, were thought to be incurable.
The EP team at LHCH intend to remain at the forefront of future advances in the treatment of heart rhythm problems.
- Newcastle Medical School (1988-1994)
- Manchester Cardiology Training Scheme (1998-2002)
- Lecturer in Cardiology, Manchester University (2002-2006)
- Senior fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology, LHCH (2006)
- MBBS (Distinction) Newcastle 1994
- MRCP (UK) 1997
- FRCP (Edin) 2009
- MD (Manchester) 2009
- FRCP (London) 2011
I am an enthusiastic, but not particularly talented golfer.
- Briston SJ, Caldwell JL, Horn MA, Clarke JD, Richards MA, Greensmith DJ, Graham HK, Hall MCS, Eisner DA, Dibb KM, Trafford AW. Impaired β-adrenergic responsiveness accentuates dysfunctional excitation-contraction coupling in an ovine model of tachypacing-induced heart failure. J Physiol. 2011 Mar 15;589(Pt 6):1367-82.
- Hall MCS, Kirubakaran S, Choudhury, R, Abidin, N, Peters NS, Garratt CJ. Effects of angiotensin receptor blockade and the “second factor” in a goat burst-paced model of atrial fibrillation. J RAAS (2010) 11:222-234.
- Fox DJ, Davison NC, Bennett DH, Clarke B, Garratt CJ, Hall MCS, Zaidi A, Patterson K, Fitzpatrick, AP. Safety and acceptability of implantation of internal cardioverter-defibrilators under local anesthetic and conscious sedation. PACE(2007) 30:992-997
- Hall MCS, Todd DM. Modern management of arrhythmias. Postgrad Med J.(2006) 82:117-125.
20 Abstracts presented at national and international meetings in last 5 years.