Dr Arif Ahsan

Dr Arif Ahsan

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist

BA (Hons), MBBS, MA (Oxon), FRCP, MD

Specialises in

  • Angina and coronary artery disease
  • Heart valve disease
  • Heart failure and breathlessness
  • Hearth rhythm disturbances
  • Blackouts and syncope

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I have been a Consultant Cardiologist for almost 30 years. My medical degree is from Merton College Oxford (open scholarship) and The Royal London Hospital. I undertook my specialist cardiology research at The National Heart Hospital receiving my MD in 1991 for pioneering work in the field of Electrophysiology and Ablation which, at that time, was in its infancy.

My specialist cardiology training was at The Royal Brompton Hospital where I worked with world leaders in the fields of stenting, ablation and devices. My training was completed as a Senior Registrar at The Northern General Hospital in Sheffield where I set up the Electrophysiology and Ablation service. In 1994 I was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Nottingham City Hospital (now Nottingham University Hospital) with responsibility for setting up all interventional services.

I performed the first angioplasties, ablations, defibrillator and resynchronisation device implantations in Nottingham. Having more than 30 years experience, I have now performed several thousands of each of these procedures. From September 2023 I have decided it is time to stop performing invasive procedures (stenting, ablation and device implantation) but am happy to see patients to discuss the benefits and risks involved. I can then refer them to my specialist colleagues.

I have published papers on ablation, pacing, stenting and angina. I was principal investigator for numerous international research studies including Themis, Pegasus, Fourier, Timi Solid, Tra2P, Improve it, Arise, Oasis 5, Gusto 4, Optimal, Opus Timi 16, Europa Aristotle, DANPACE, Alive and UKPACE.


General Medical Council Number: 2731919

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Arif Ahsan at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Blackouts
  • Breathlessness
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cardiomyopathies and valve disease
  • Chest pain and ischaemic heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope

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Additional information

Interventional cardiology

Special clinical Interests: Chest pain and Ischaemic heart disease; breathlessness; heart failure; cardiomyopathies and valve disease; palpitations; blackouts; syncope; cardiac arrhythmias and pacemakers

Physiological Sciences / Oxford University / 1978
BA (hons)

MBBS / University of London / 1981
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MA / Oxford University / 1982
Master of Arts

MRCP / UK / 1984
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London

MD / University of London / 1991
Doctor of Medicine

FRCP / UK / 1998
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Professional memberships

Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians

British Heart Rhythm Society

British Medical Association

Medical Defence Union

Clinical Teacher Nottingham University

Nottingham Medico Chirurgical Society

Consultant Cardiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals

I am married and live in Nottingham.