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Dr John P Foran

Consultant Cardiologist
FRCP, FACA, FSCAI, FACC, FESC

Practising at

Spire St Anthony's Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr John P Foran at Spire include:

Cardiology

Other treatments

General cardiology and heart rhythm disorders (including catheter ablation and device implantation) and coronary artery disease (including percutaneous coronary intervention – angioplasty/stent implantation).

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Professional profile

I am a highly experienced consultant cardiologist, trained in adult and paediatric cardiology. After completing my undergraduate training at St George’s Hospital, London, in 1988, I gained post-graduate experience at various centres of excellence including St George’s, the Brook, King’s College, Great Ormond Street, and the Manchester Heart Centre.

Having regularly undertaken diagnostic coronary angiography since 1989, I performed my first coronary angioplasty in 1990 (before intracoronary stent implantation became a modern-day standard of care) and my first catheter ablation procedure in 1991. I have more than 25 years of experience in these disciplines. In 2003, at St George’s Hospital, I pioneered left atrial appendage closure, an interventional technique to reduce stroke and bleeding risk in eligible patients with atrial fibrillation and I am now a key opinion leader in this area.

My subspecialist work mainly comprises the evaluation and management of patients with heart rhythm disorders and coronary artery disease.

My academic interests are focused on interventional cardiovascular techniques to improve outcomes following percutaneous stent implantation, to treat resistant hypertension and to prevent embolic and haemorrhagic stroke in patients with high risk atrial fibrillation.


Clinical Interests

Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
Atrial fibrillation
Cardiology
Congenital heart disease
Coronary artery disease
Echocardiography
Hypertension
Interventional cardiology
Paediatric cardiology
Stroke prevention
Vascular medicine

Risk factor management (high cholesterol/hypertension/diabetes/smoking/obesity). Pacemaker implantation/ICD/CRT/ device therapy. Left atrial appendage closure. Syncope (transient loss of consciousness).

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

European Society of Cardiology
Heart Rhythm Association
American College of Cardiology
British Cardiovascular Society
British Cardiac Interventions Society
Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
British Medical Association
Royal Society of Medicine
Royal College of Physicians London
Cardiac EP Society

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Current NHS posts

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust
The Royal Brompton Hospital

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Private contact details

Telephone Insured: 020 8335 4678/9 or Self-Pay: 020 8335 4646
Private secretary telephone Roz - 020 3598 0797 or 07867 515496