Dr David Fox is a highly experienced cardiologist/electrophysiologist in Manchester and has been a consultant for over 8 years. He spent a period of his training at one of the worlds premier heart rhythm institutes (University of Western Ontario, Canada) working with pioneering cardiologist Professor George J Klein, the author of over 500 medical publications. Dr Fox specialises in the treatment of all heart rhythm disorders and carries out over 220 ablation procedures annually and has a particular interest in atrial fibrillation ablation (pulmonary vein isolation). He also is fully trained in all aspects of pacemaker/ICD implantation. He is the lead for cardiac rhythm services at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester and runs the annual audit program to ensure high levels safety and quality in the atrial fibrillation ablation program.
I was diagnosed with a large number of ventricular ectopic beats (25,000+ per day). Having had no noticeable symptoms (the condition was picked up by chance as part of another medical procedure) I was referred to Dr Fox. After some initial investigations and a review after 6 months my options were essentially to watch and wait (regular check ups to ensure no deterioration in heart function) or to have a catheter ablation to try and cure it. Dr Fox was very good at explaining the options and supporting me in making a decision. I decided proceed with the ablation, primarily because the condition was playing on my mind and causing some anxiety so I wanted to try and get rid of it. Also, due to being relatively young I did not want to have to take medication now or in future for any prolonged period of time if I became symptomatic. The procedure was arranged very quickly at a time to suit me and was very well managed by Dr Fox and the staff at The Alexandra. The hospital was very accommodating, comfortable private rooms and quick/efficient in sorting everything out. Dr Fox did a good job of explaining what would happen during the procedure so I felt well prepared. The procedure itself was fine - its not the most pleasant experience but more uncomfortable rather than painful. Any discomfort I felt was mainly due to being anxious about what was happening as well as some mild pain for short periods of time (i.e. seconds) as the ablation treatment was applied. The most painful part was probably the injections of the local anaesthetic at the beginning. I had some pain and aching in my chest the night following the procedure which made sleeping difficult and this continued on and off for about 1-2 weeks. I felt very tired for at least 2 weeks after. The entry wound in my groin healed immediately and didn't cause any pain at all. The symptoms after the procedure were manageable and I was mostly just concerned that it was normal and not a sign of a problem - Dr Fox (as well as another urgent care physician at the hospital) was helpful in reassuring me during the recovery period. After 2 weeks I felt completely recovered and back to a normal routine. Four weeks following the procedure my ventricular ectopic beats have reduced from 25,000+ per day to 2 in over 48 hours. In other words, a complete success. I am very pleased with both the outcome and the way that my care was handled throughout by Dr Fox (as well as the other staff at the hospital).
Dr Fox was attentive and listened to my background, issues I felt and the effect it had on my day to day life. I have full confidence in him as my cardiologist
I did a little bit of research before selecting a Cardiologist and I really wanted the very best care I could get. Dr Fox is knowledgeable, forthright and caring. He’s also a really nice chap. I am still under his care still and at no point have I worried that I’m not getting the very best. I highly recommend Dr Fox with no exceptions.
I am really happy with Dr David Fox he explained to me exactly what Procedure/Operation he was gonna do to correct my heart problem. He also explained simply what my heart was doing. I would recommend Dr fox to my friends and family.
Medical care is not like buying something on Amazon. I felt that the medical knowledge and expertise shown was reassuring. I would not hestitate to consult Dr Fox again should the need arise. He took time to explain things and paid full attention to me.