20th September 2022

Atrial Fibrillation & Heart Rhythm Disorders | Prof. Gábor Széplaki on The Pat Kenny Show Newstalk

How can you prevent Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and when you should get checked? Prof. Gábor Széplaki, Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Mater Private Network, Dublin spoke to Pat Kenny about one of the most common cardiac heart rhythm disorders that affects at least 3% of adult aged over 60. 

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You can contact Charlotte from our dedicated Self-Pay support team on 01 793 4741 or by email selfpay@materprivate.ie

  • You will receive contact within 48 hours of your first contact with Mater Private Network. 
  • We will send you an information pack with a formal quotation (price) for the required procedure. 
  • Once your GP referral letter has been received, we will ensure you are referred to the most suitable consultant for your condition. 
  • An appointment will be offered to you by the consultant’s secretary. Our support team will follow up with you directly if you need an urgent appointment. 
  • Appointments for a cardiology or orthopaedics consultation are generally available within three to five working days, and all other specialties within two weeks. 
  • If you need advice about travel arrangements or hotel accommodation, this can be provided.  We have secured discounted rates at nearby hotels, should you require a short stay in advance of your procedure (and/or anyone accompanying you).
  • Mater Private Network in Dublin is a high-tech hospital with access to the emergency department, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and cardiac care on campus. This offers you the reassurance of a comprehensive full hospital service because we have the expertise on-site to handle wider and complex medical needs if required. This makes it one of the safest hospitals for patients undergoing major operations. 
  • Mater Private Network in Cork is a modern hospital with guaranteed private rooms for all patients. Our hospital in Cork has emergency department and cardiac care teams on campus, should this support be required. Depending on the treatment needed, costs may be lower at Mater Private Cork. 
  • Mater Private Network is recognised as offering some of the most technologically advanced treatment options in Ireland. We are clinical leaders in robotic-assisted procedures and minimally invasive surgery. This can help reduce any side-effects and speed up your recovery and discharge from hospital. 
  • Our dedicated support team is on hand to streamline the process and support you throughout your experience with Mater Private Network. 
  • We have a team of over 300 leading consultants who bring their patients from all over Ireland to our facilities, with the highest confidence in the standard of care we offer. 
  • Mater Private Network hospitals are Joint Commission International (JCI) recognised – this is an international quality standard, promoting rigorous standards of patient safety and quality of care. 

If post-operative complications arise, please attend your local GP in first instance. 

If you need to be re-admitted to Mater Private, you will be contacted by the consultant secretary or our Self-Pay support team. Re-admission cover is provided for 28 days post procedure date*. Please note that an admission appointment can be made via the emergency department at Mater Private Network. 

Payment is required no later than seven days prior to your procedure, and can be made in any of the following ways – see below for full details: 

Please note: to pay by bank transfer, via our online bill payment facility or the MyMaterPrivate app, you will need to reference your “Medical Reference Number” (MRN). This can be given to you by your consultant’s secretary, the central bookings office, or it will be in the letter confirming the date of your procedure.  


1. To pay by bank transfer, please use the following details:  

Bank:  Allied Irish Banks, 140 Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9  

Account Number: 34787009  

Sort Code: 93 22 05  

Account Name: Mater Private Hospital Ltd. No. 1 Current Account  


IBAN: IE87 AIBK 9322 0534 7870 09  

Please ensure that your Medical Reference Number (MRN) is referenced on your transaction for identification purposes. 


2. To pay by debit or credit card, please telephone 01 882 2649  


3. To pay via our online Bill Payment facility, please click here

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