Dr John P Foran

Dr John P Foran

Consultant Cardiologist


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 postgraduate 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.


Treatment information

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



Other treatments

  • Angioplasty (stent/balloon implantation)
  • Cardiac devices
  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary artery disease (including percutaneous coronary intervention – angioplasty/stent implantation)
  • Heart rhythm disorders (including catheter ablation and device implantation)
  • Implantable loop recorder
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (bi-ventricular pacemaker)
  • Lead extraction
  • Pacemakers /pacing
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Stress echocardiography
  • I treat children and young people from 3 to 18 years old 

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Additional information

Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
Atrial fibrillation
Congenital heart disease
Coronary artery disease
CT scanning
Interventional cardiology
Magnetic resonance imaging
Paediatric cardiology
Stroke prevention
Vascular medicine

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

Professional memberships

American College of Cardiology

British Cardiac Interventions Society

British Medical Association

British Cardiovascular Society

Cardiac EP Society

European Society of Cardiology

Heart Rhythm Association

Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Royal Society of Medicine

Royal College of Physicians London

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Royal Brompton Hospital.