My name is Professor Mark Walsh, I am a cardiologist working out of Blackrock Clinic in Dublin. I am a congenital cardiologist who has done sub-specialty training in electrophysiology (ablation of abnormal heart rhythms). I also have expertise in a range of other electrophysiology procedures as outlined below.
WHY TRAVEL TO DUBLIN FOR AN ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY PROCEDURE ?
Dublin is a transport hub with links to all major European cities and the hospital is within 30 minutes’ drive from the airport. The ablations are mostly carried out at the Blackrock Clinic, which is a world renowned centre for cardiac ablations. We consist of a dedicated team of specialists with access to state-of-the-art equipment, which will give you the very best chance of a successful, complication free procedure.
WHAT ARE THE LOGISTICS OF TRAVELING TO HAVE AN ABLATION ?
The recovery time for an ablation is extremely quick and patients are usually back to all normal activities after three days. We have had many patients travel to Dublin for an ablation, with successful outcomes. It is possible to get all of the relevant pre-procedure details prior to travelling to Dublin. Usually patients arrive one or two days prior to the procedure, and can fly back to their country of origin two days afterwards.
WHAT CONDITIONS DO WE TREAT?
We treat any type of abnormal heart rhythm including atrial fibrillation, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW), supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), and also ventricular tachycardia. We can also arrange for pacemaker/defibrillator implantations and lead extractions.