Dr Oliver Segal has 20 years’ experience as a Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist, specialising in the management of arrhythmias, performing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF), atrial flutter, SVT and other arrhythmias, implanting pacemakers, defibrillators (ICDs), CRT devices, loop recorders and left atrial appendage occlusion devices. He is also expert in using antiarrhythmic medication, manages patients with some forms of inherited arrhythmia syndromes and patients with autonomic dysfunction leading to blackouts.
Dr Segal has undertaken medicolegal instruction for clinical negligence cases since 2011 and typically write 20-30 reports/year including Breach of Duty, Causation, Condition & Prognosis and Desktop screening reports.
A ratio of 95% of reports are for Claimants and 5% for Defendants. Dr Segal’s area of expertise is all aspects of arrhythmia, electrophysiology, catheter ablation and cardiac rhythm device implantation. Waiting time for a consultation, if required, is typically 1-2 weeks and can usually be undertaken as a telephone or video call. Average report turnaround time is 1-3 months depending on case complexity and case load.
Dr Segal attended the Inspire Medilaw Expert Witness Training Course, Oxford, in September 2019 and attended and then taught on “Keeping Clinicians out of Court” Medico-Legal Course, Northwick Park Hospital, July 2000-2003.
Areas of expertise include:
Cardiology, electrophysiology, arrhythmia, catheter ablation, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), AV node reentry (AVNRT), Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW), preexcitation, ventricular tachycardia (VT), atrial ectopics, ventricular ectopics, sudden death, syncope, pacemaker, defibrillator, ICD, ICD lead, cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) device, lead extraction, device infection, left atrial appendage occlusion device, internal loop recorder.