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Dr Azad Ghuran

Consultant Cardiologist
MB ChB MRCP MD

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Azad Ghuran at Spire include:

Other treatments

Interventional Cardiology, Hypertension, Echocardiography, Coronary Artery Disease, Palpitations and Arrhythmia management, Syncope (loss of consciousness), Palpitations, Heart failure (shortness of breath)

 

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Professional profile

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.


Clinical Interests

Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
Coronary artery disease
Echocardiography
Hypertension
Interventional cardiology


Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Website http://www.hertslondoncardiology.co.uk/
Private secretary Kathy Tuckey
Private secretary telephone 01438 781 599
Private secretary email kathy.tuckey@nhs.net
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Qualification and professional memberships

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


Professional memberships

Member of the Royal College Physicians
British Cardiac Interventional Society
Resuscitation Council UK
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology


Professional leadership

Cardiology Clinical Governance lead at East and North Herts NHS Trust

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust - Lister Hsopital and QEII.

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Personal Profile

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.

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