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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Azad Ghuran at Spire include:
Interventional Cardiology, Hypertension, Echocardiography, Coronary Artery Disease, Palpitations and Arrhythmia management, Syncope (loss of consciousness), Palpitations, Heart failure (shortness of breath)
I am a Consultant Cardiologist at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Stevenage and Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City). I qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1993 and completed my post graduate higher specialist training in general medicine in hospitals around London including St George's Hospital, London; King's College Hospital, London and the Sussex Cardiac Centre, Brighton.
I secured a one year Interventional fellowship to work at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG) Hospital in Amsterdam where radial angioplasty was first performed and pioneered. Throughout my training I have worked with eminent European and world leaders in cardiology. I am trained in performing multivessel and complex coronary artery intervention (angioplasty/stents) using both the radial and femoral approach.
In addition to general cardiology and percutaneous coronary intervention, I also have an interest in pacemakers, valvular heart disease, syncope, hypertension, heart failure, palpitations and arrhythmia management.
I was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2006 after completing my thesis "Electrocardiographic Monitoring of Myocardial Ischaemia - Novel Methods and Potential Application in Implanted Devices", under the aegis of a Welcome Trust project grant. I have published many articles in the field of cardiology including one book: "Emergency Cardiology", five book chapters and many peer-reviewed articles. I have also reviewed articles for several foremost cardiology journals and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally in the field of cardiology.
I take an active role in training general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, technicians, paramedics and medical students.
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MBChB / University of Edinburgh / 1993
Undergraduate Medical Degree
MRCP / Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh / 1996
Member of the Royal College of Physicians
MD / University of Edinburgh / 2008
Doctor of Medicine
FESC / European Society of Cardiology / 2016
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
Cardiology Clinical Governance lead at East and North Herts NHS Trust
Consultant Cardiologist, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust - Lister Hsopital and QEII.Back to top
I am married with three children who all go to school locally. I speak Spanish and my hobbies include windsurfing, tennis, football, squash and cricket.Back to top