Dr Patrick Heck


  • Specialities Cardiology
  • Telephone 01223 370922
  • Year of first qualification 2000
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 4731722
  • Fax 01480 364799


Dr Heck is a Consultant Cardiologist, specialising in the management of all cardiac arrhythmias. He completed his undergraduate medical training at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and then embarked on Cardiology training. After a period of research and being awarded a DM from Oxford University in 2010 he secured a Fellowship in Melbourne, Australia, under Professor Kalman, a world expert in the management of cardiac arrhythmias from 2010-2011.

Dr Heck was appointed as a Consultant at Papworth Hospital in 2012 and in 2016 was appointed as Clinical Lead for Cardiac Rhythm Management at Papworth Hospital.

Dr Heck specialises in all aspects of cardiac arrhythmia management:

  • Palpitations/arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation; atrial flutter; SVTs and ventricular arrhythmias
  • Syncope/dizziness/blackouts
  • Evaluation of sudden cardiac death in inheritable conditions and family screening


  • ECG; Ambulatory ECGs and Implantable Loop Recorders (ILR)
  • Diagnostic electrophysiological studies
  • Cardiac imaging: Echocardiography; cardiac MRI and cardiac CT


  • Pacemakers; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD); ILRs
  • Cardiac ablation of arrhythmias – cryo and radiofrequency
  • Cardioversions


  • Fortnightly Friday afternoon


Current posts

  • Papworth Hospital – Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for Cardiac Rhythm Management
  • European Heart Rhythm Association
  • Heart Rhythm Society (US)
  • British Heart Rhythm Society


Arrhythmias, syncope/blackouts, pacemakers, sudden cardiac death

Member of

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians


Dr Heck is involved in several different clinical research projects including the trailing of new technologies to enhance the success of catheter ablation of arrhythmias, notably AF.


Dr Patrick Heck works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA

Dr Patrick Heck does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Patrick Heck does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Patrick Heck does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.