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Dr Mark Hall

Date: 30 September 2015 09:47

Contact Details 

Personal Assistant 

Andrea Chantler

0151 600 1421

Responsibilities at LHCH

  • Clinical lead for Electrophysiology & Devices

Area of Practice

  • Clinical lead for Electrophysiology & Devices
  • Clnical Cardiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology (heart rhythm disorders)
  • Implantable cardiac devices (for the treatment for heart rhythm problems and heart failure)
  • Paediatric cardiac electrophysiology

Special clinical interests

Cardiac electrophysiology and ablation

I am one of twelve 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.

Implantable Devices

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.

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.

Research Interests

  • Atrial fibrillation; mechanisms and management
  • New mapping systems for heart rhythm disorders
  • Ablation of ventricular arrhythmias
  • Diagnosis of blackouts

Regional and National Responsibilities

I run UK and Europe-wide pacing, ICD and electrophysiology courses. I teach doctors in India, South Africa and the Middle East.

I am STP lead for Heart Rhythm and am associate CCIO for the hospital

Membership of Professional Regional and National Bodies

  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
  • Member of British Cardiovascular Society
  • Member of Heart Rhythm UK
  • Advisor to NICE
  • Examiner for British Heart Rhythm Society

Languages spoken

English

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.

Training

  • 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)

Qualifications

  • MBBS (Distinction) Newcastle 1994
  • MRCP (UK) 1997
  • FRCP (Edin) 2009
  • MD (Manchester) 2009
  • FRCP (London) 2011

About Mark

I am an enthusiastic, but not particularly talented golfer.

Publications 

Chan JYS, Lelakowski J, Murgatroyd FD, Boersma LV, Cao J, Nikolski V, Wouters G, Hall MCS.

Novel Extravascular Defibrillation Configuration With a Coil in the Substernal Space: The ASD Clinical Study.

JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Aug;3(8):905-910. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2016.12.026. Epub 2017 Mar 29.

Use of Ablation Index-Guided Ablation Results in High Rates of Durable Pulmonary Vein Isolation and Freedom From Arrhythmia in Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Patients. Hussein A, Das M, Riva S, Morgan M, Ronayne C, Sahni A, Shaw M, Todd D, Hall M, Modi S, Natale A, Dello Russo A, Snowdon R, Gupta D. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2018 Sep;11(9):e006576. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.118.006576.

Pulmonary Vein Re-Isolation as a Routine Strategy Regardless of Symptoms: The PRESSURE Randomized Controlled Trial. Das M, Wynn GJ, Saeed Y, Gomes S, Morgan M, Ronayne C, Bonnett LJ, Waktare JEP, Todd DM, Hall MCS, Snowdon RL, Modi S, Gupta D. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Jun;3(6):602-611. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2017.01.016. Epub 2017 Mar 29.