About Dr Aaisha Opel

Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

Heart Health

Sub-specialties: Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm Disturbances including Atrial Fibrillation, Pacing and Syncope, Breathlessness, Long COVID, Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation Ablation, Dizziness, Chest Pain, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Disorders, Pacemakers, Syncope, Arrhythmias.

Dr Aaisha Opel is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, and Medical Director at OneWelbeck Heart Health, specialising in the diagnosis and management of heart rhythm conditions.

Overview

Bookings: bookings.hearthealth@onewelbeck.com

Tel: 020 3653 2005

Areas of Expertise

Dr Aaisha Opel commonly treats:

She performs a range of treatments including:

  • Cardiac investigations
  • Cardiac devices; pacemakers, defibrillators (ICDs), complex devices including biventricular pacemakers
  • Reveal devices
  • Ablation

About Dr Aaisha Opel

Dr Aaisha Opel is an award-winning Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist (heart rhythm specialist) with several years of experience and consults on all aspects of Cardiology, investigating symptoms of palpitation, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and blackouts or collapse, as well as risk factor control for cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Her expertise lies in cardiac rhythm management and its investigation (electrophysiology) hence heart rhythm problems (palpitation, dizziness, arrhythmias, fast and slow heart rates, ablation), inherited arrhythmias, syncope (blackouts, collapse), all aspects of device therapy, together with overlap with heart muscle conditions (cardiomyopathies) and heart failure.

Dr Opel is one of a small number of female cardiologists in the country and has worked at world-class centres. After having trained at the prestigious Barts Heart Centre, she was appointed as a Consultant in Cardiology and Electrophysiology at the renowned Royal Brompton and Harefield and Chelsea and Westminster hospitals before taking up her current post at the North Middlesex University Hospital. In 2021, she was also appointed as Clinical Director of Medical Specialties.

She set up the first day case service for ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a district general hospital. This was novel firstly being day case AF ablation and secondly, as it was performed in a district general hospital. This service won several awards, and has since been duplicated elsewhere and published. She is invited to speak about this at conferences.

Dr Opel has driven other transformational changes for the betterment of patient care and is heavily involved in training the next generation of Cardiologists with excellent feedback from trainees and Health Education England. She is an educational supervisor and mentor for future cardiologists, particularly women. Dr Opel has been appointed to many councils including the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) and the Specialist Advisory Committee for Cardiology.

Patients have kindly said that Dr Opel is caring, listens, has an empathic manner, gives time and has excellent rapport with them and those she works with. Dr Opel is thorough, adopts a patient-centred approach, provides clear explanations on management and advice, understands the patient and provides sound expertise in her field. Her aim is always to deliver first class patient care.

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Dr Aaisha Opel is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, and Medical Director at OneWelbeck Heart Health, specialising in the diagnosis and management of heart rhythm conditions.