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Areas of Expertise

Professor Hunter performs a range of treatments, including:

  • Heart rhythm management
  • Catheter ablation SVT, atrial flutter, AF and VT
  • Cardiac devices management
  • Device implanting, upgrading and extracting for the full range of devices (including ICDs and biventricular devices/CRT)
  • Leadless pacemakers

Some of the conditions he commonly treats are:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial tachycardias
  • Ventricular tachycardia (VT)
  • Heart failure
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness or fainting

Personal Biography

Professor Ross Hunter (MRCP, PhD, MBBS, BSc) qualified from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas School of Medicine and completed his postgraduate training in London and the South East.

He became a consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, in 2013. Barts Heart Centre is the largest cardiovascular centre in Europe and is a regional and national referral centre seeing complex quarternary referrals from around the country.
The Barts Heart Centre has the largest volume of ablation and device-related procedures in the UK, and run the UK’s only direct admission service for arrhythmia emergencies.

He trains doctors to perform the catheter ablation procedure and implant pacemakers of all types. He is also the lead for the Barts arrhythmia courses, and supervises a number of PhD students.

Professor Hunter is Editor-in Chief of Cardiac Rhythm News: a journal bringing the latest scientific advances and industry news to clinicians. He is also a reviewer for Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology; Journal of the American Heart Association; and the British Medical Journal.

Research and Awards

Professor Hunter completed a PhD in novel methods of mapping and ablating persistent atrial fibrillation. During this time, he was a finalist for both the British and the US Young Investigator of the year award (2011).

He is still active in clinical research and is a reader at Queen Mary’s University, London. He runs clinical trials in cardiac electrophysiology, particularly related to catheter ablation of AF, and collaborates with other scientists in a variety of disciplines.

His current research investigates the mechanisms and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.
He has published widely on atrial fibrillation and other areas of heart rhythm management in peer reviewed journals and has edited six books.

  • Professor Hunter’s fellows were finalists for the Young Investigator Award at the British Heart Rhythm Society in 2014 (Waqas Ullah), 2016 (Vinit Sawhney) and 2017 (Shoreh Honarbakhsh) – the latter winning the young investigator of the year award
  • Part of a team winning The Arrhythmia Alliance Team of the Year Award October 2017
  • Part of a team winning The AF Association pioneers in healthcare award November 2016

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