Professor Wong received his undergraduate degree from the University of Aberdeen. He completed the postgraduate fellowship in electrophysiology and pacing at St. Mary’s Hospital, London, in 2005.
In 2006, professor Wong was appointed as consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals. Since 2014, he has led the hospitals' arrhythmia clinical services and research programmes, focusing on the best ways to deliver care to patients with heart rhythm abnormalities.
Areas of expertise
Professor Wong specialises in treating patients with complex heart rhythm abnormalities in advanced disease states and complex cardiac anatomies, including heart rhythm disturbances originating from the atria and the ventricles in congenital, inherited and acquired heart disease.
- catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, atrial tachycardias and ventricular arrhythmias
- catheter ablation and device therapies in patients with congenital heart disease
- pacemaker implantation and management, including conventional, CRT, conduction system pacing and leadless pacing.
- ICD implantation and management, including transvenous, trans-femoral, CRT and subcutaneous system.
- extraction of pacing and ICD leads and systems
- left atrial appendage closure
Professor Wong's research aims to better understand and treat arrhythmias in advanced disease states and complex cardiac anatomies.
He conducted the ARC-HF clinical trial (NCT00878384), which was the first to show the benefits of catheter ablation in cardiopulmonary performance compared to drug therapy for patients with persistent atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Professor Wong also published the cost impact of the left atrial appendage closure in stroke prevention based on the UK cost model to inform the economic benefit, beyond the clinical needs, of this treatment to patients at risk of stroke.
Professor Wong also conducted the NIHR funded CASA-AF trial (NCT02755688), which was the first to show that catheter-based ablation to treat longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation is as effective as surgical approach. In addition, his research group continues to investigate novel mapping, ablation, and device related technologies, with an aim to improve clinical outcomes.
Professor Wong has featured in more than 100 publications, including:
- Journal of the American College of Cardiology
- European Heart Journal
- Circulation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
- Heart Rhythm Journal
- Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
A full list of publications Professor Wong has contributed to can be found here.
Private patient referral
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