Dr Azad Ghuran

Dr Azad Ghuran

Consultant Cardiologist

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

  • coronary artery disease
  • echocardiography
  • heart failure (shortness of breath)
  • hypertension
  • Interventional cardiology
  • palpitations
  • palpitations and arrhythmia management
  • syncope (loss of consciousness)

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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 multi-vessel 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 have 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
Interventional cardiology

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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 Hospital 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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Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Website http://www.hertslondoncardiology.co.uk/
Private secretary Alicia Garcia
Private secretary telephone 07720 718 406 / 01438 284 827
Private secretary email aligar3@gmail.com