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Written by a patient at The John Radcliffe
4th February 2020

Over the past six years I consider myself so fortunate to have benefitted from Matthew Ginks’ outstanding level of care and expertise. His expert knowledge is demonstrated in very high success rate with patients and his continued research pushes back boundaries and increases realisation of permanent improvement In consultation, his undoubted wealth of knowledge shines through. His very clear explanations and illustrations help the layman to understand exactly what is going on and the best course of action. The care that he shows for the welfare of his patients is eminently obvious in the way in which he listens, takes note and responds sensitively. He always understands exactly how the patient feels and takes this into account. I have always found him to be very responsive and supportive. When a very nasty fractured elbow, was further complicated by going back into AF, even though I was hospitalised a long way from home, he quickly responded to my plea for help. He reassured me when I was in the depths of despair and helped me come to terms with a very difficult situation. On another occasion, I had been called in for an ablation. An emergency in A & E meant that no anaesthetist was available. Undaunted, Dr Ginks suggested a cryoballoon pulmonary vein isolation under sedation. He sat on my bed and carefully, with the aid of his phone clearly showed what this entailed and allayed any fears. As a result, a successful ablation was conducted and I remained in rhythm for about a year afterwards. I have great faith in Dr Ginks. He goes to great pains to elucidate in a highly sensitive way and helps to eliminate any doubts. All of this reinforces my firm belief that he truly is a top rate practitioner.

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Written by a patient at The New Foscote Hospital
20th January 2020

Dr Matt Ginks is brilliant. I've recently had a consultation with him as I have been experiencing random heart palpitations which I needed checking for my own peace of mind. Matt was great. Really friendly and personable. Matt sat me down and we started to go through what's been happening, again really polite and understanding. Matt then went over the initial ECG results which I had done and said that it looks completely normal but suggested we do an echocardiogram to make sure there isn't anything structurally wrong which I agreed to. After this he reviewed the results and he suggested that the heart palpitations are highly likely to be caused by ectopic beats which are benign. Matt then suggested possible treatment options including beta-blockers (although he said for me to avoid this if I can managed them) and suggested to get a 24 hour tape done just so we can log the palpitations on my record. Overall I cannot recommend Dr Ginks enough. He is very knowledgable, approachable, friendly and polite. He is very thorough with his tests and analysis. If you would like to see a Cardiologist then please consider Dr Matt Ginks.

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Written by a patient at The John Radcliffe
9th December 2019

I had probably been suffering from arrhythmia for quite a long time before I realised that it was making an impact on my life at 67 years, but wanting to be as active as a fifty year old. In contrast to an earlier experience elsewhere, Dr Ginks took a very different approach, empathetic and one of listening and understanding of my ambition to reinstate the active life I had previously valued. Straightforward explanations and illustrations followed and questions answered: it was easy to be led through the process, building confidence that the proposed treatment could be successful and that I would ultimately be able to regain the same levels of fitness of a few years previously as I had enjoyed before. A cardioversion was performed and demonstrated quite quickly that a normal heart rhythm could be reinstated. But it was short-lived and I reverted to AF. This did, however, indicate that a catheter ablation could well work for me and having worked through the risks and the procedure, I committed to undertake the operation. Great outcome: I have maintained sinus rhythm since the ablation and my AF symptoms, specifically breathlessness when taking any strenuous exercise, seem to be a thing of the past. I hesitated to write too quickly – in the immediate aftermath it all seemed a bit too good to believe, but six months down the line, I can say that I feel great and ready for a Munro! My thanks to the whole team at the Radcliffe – but above all to Dr Ginks for his encouragement and ability to build confidence in the treatment he recommended.

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Written by a patient at The John Radcliffe
19th March 2019

At 56 and having had arrhythmia (SVT) twice a month or more for many years and it becoming increasingly troublesome, particularly at meetings after travel - ie stress related - me having to sit in the car until it subsided - I was advised to see Dr Ginks during a annual Health Check. He was extrememly approachable, knowledgeable, informative and re-assuring during a consultation, confirming that this procedure was very normal in todays medicine and quite likely to be successful. Very transparent in his approach. It was easy to diarise both consultation and procedure, and on the day all went smoothly, including my husband being made to feel comfortable staying on-site waiting for me. Two months on, not a murmer from the heart! Job done!

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Written by a patient at The John Radcliffe
23rd July 2018

I was first diagnosed with AF in Jan 18, had been aware that I had some kind of intermittant issue for a couple of months. Specialist recommended a cardioversion, which I had at the end of Feb, at this stage my AF had been constant for 5 weeks. The cardioversion restored a normal rythym for 5 weeks but I then went back into AF. At this stage I was recommended to Dr Ginks. I met Dr Ginks early in May, from here I can only echo what others have said. We sat and spoke through all the options, his calm and professional manner soon gives you upmost confidence in his ability and knowledge. He laid out clearly what an ablation entailed and the potential risks, as well as all of the benefits. We agreed an ablation was the way forward and set a date. Its now 8 weeks since the surgery, recovery has been great. Met with Dr Ginks at the 7 week stage, very thorough meeting: even discussed the likliehood of further surgery. The guy is a total professional, leaves no stone unturned. Yesterday I completed my first 10k train run of the year. Life is getting back to normal, huge thanks to Dr Ginks and his team.

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