About Dr Simon Sporton

Consultant Cardiologist

Heart Health

Sub-specialties: Heart Rhythm Disturbances including Atrial Fibrillation, Pacing and Syncope, Heart Rhythm Disorders, Cardiology.

Dr Simon Sporton is a consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at OneWelbeck Heart Health, specialising in the investigation and management of heart rhythm disorders.

Overview

Bookings: bookings.hearthealth@onewelbeck.com

Tel: 020 3653 2005

Dr Simon Sporton is a consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at OneWelbeck Heart Health, specialising in the investigation and management of heart rhythm disorders.

Areas of Expertise

Dr Sporton performs a range of treatments, including:

  • Investigation and management of heart rhythm disorders
  • Catheter ablation
  • Pacemaker & ICD implantation
  • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices for heart failure
  • Leadless pacemaker implantation
  • Device extraction

Some of the conditions he commonly treats are:

  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart failure
  • Heart muscle disease
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Management of patients with cardiac devices undergoing radiotherapy

About Dr Simon Sporton

Dr Sporton is the deputy medical director of the Barts Heart Centre, the largest cardiac unit in the UK and one of the largest in Europe, with an international reputation for the quality of its clinical and research work.

Dr Sporton has specialised since 1999 in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders. He performed the first leadless pacemaker implant at Bart’s and directs the leadless pacing programme there.

Additional Information

Memberships

  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Research Highlights

Dr Sporton is a keen researcher and has been involved in a number of innovative research trials, including:

  • The use of novel technologies for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
  • The impact of catheter ablation in patients with heart failure: I am a member of the steering committee of the ongoing multinational CASTLE AF study
  • Determining the optimal treatment of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with implantable defibrillators
  • Heart rhythm disturbances in patients with kidney failure undergoing dialysis
  • The benefit of temporary biventricular pacing in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
  • Optimisation of cardiac resynchronisation therapy in patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation

Dr Sporton has been recognised with awards throughout his career, including:

  • Edith Pechey Phipson prize in pharmacology
  • Gladys Sandes prize in anatomy
  • Mrs George M Smith prize in second year subjects
  • Gwendolen Lynn prize in surgery
  • Labaz-Sanofi prize in chemical pathology
  • Florence Louis memorial prize and medal in pathology
  • Katharine Lloyd-Williams prize and medal in applied pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Final MB BS – Merit in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics and pathology