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Tim Betts speaks to Caroline Telfer, Assistant Commissioning Editor. Tim Betts is currently a consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at the Oxford Heart Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford, UK). Dr Betts gained his MB ChB from Birmingham Medical School (Birmingham, UK) in 1991, and his MD on the relationship between atrial anatomy and electrophysiology was awarded by Southampton University (UK) in June 2003. Dr Betts' special interests include diagnosis, investigation and treatment of heart rhythm disorders, including blackouts, palpitations and risk assessment for sudden cardiac death. He performs diagnostic electrophysiology and catheter ablation. He also specializes in cardiac devices including pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy (biventricular pacing).

Original publication




Journal article


Future Cardiol

Publication Date





771 - 773


Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Heart Conduction System, Heart Failure, Humans, Treatment Outcome