Dr Arif Ahsan

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist

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


Specialises in

  • Coronary artery disease and stenting
  • Hearth rhythm disturbances and ablation
  • Heart valve disease
  • Heart failure and breathlessness
  • Pacemakers and defibrillators

I have been a Consultant Cardiologist for over 20 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 20 years experience, I have now performed several thousands of each of these procedures.

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.

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General Medical Council Number: C2731919

Treatment information

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

Cardiology

Other treatments

I practice in all areas of interventional cardiology and so am happy to see patients requiring specialist advice and treatment for any of the following:

  • Chest pain and Ischaemic heart disease
  • Breathlessness, heart failure, cardiomyopathies and valve disease
  • Palpitations, blackouts, syncope, cardiac arrhythmias and pacemakers

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Cardiology
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

Qualification and professional memberships

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

Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals

Personal profile

I am married and live in Nottingham.