Dr Azad Ghuran

Dr Azad Ghuran



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28 years of experience
13 years as a specialist

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“Dr Ghuran is an excellent cardiologist. He was very thorough and professional. I'd recommend him highly.“
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  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Preventative Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4044037
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £240

    Follow-up appointment: £140

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    857 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

    The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3BS
    290 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    09:00 - 17:00
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    Dr Azad Ghuran is a consultant cardiologist. He works for East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Stevenage and Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City).

    He qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1993 and completed his post graduate higher specialist training in general medicine and cardiology in hospitals around London including St George's Hospital London, King's College Hospital London, and the Sussex Cardiac Centre in Brighton. He secured a one-year interventional fellowship to work at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG) hospital in Amsterdam where radial angioplasty was first performed (in 1992) and pioneered. Radial coronary intervention is technically more challenging but more rewarding as there is improved patient comfort, a significant reduction in bleeding complications, allows early mobilisation (some patients can actually walk out of the operating theatre after the procedure) and facilitates day case procedures.

    Throughout his training, Dr Ghuran has worked with eminent European and world leaders in cardiology. He is trained in performing multi-vessel and complex coronary artery intervention (angioplasty/stents) using both the radial and femoral approach, although he prefers the former. He has a diverse clinical background and is experienced in most aspects of general cardiology. This is reflected by his range of interests that also include coronary microvascular disease and coronary artery spasm, pacemakers, valvular heart disease, syncope (collapsing with loss of consciousness), hypertension, heart failure, and arrhythmia (palpitations) management.

    Dr Ghuran adopts a multidisciplinary approach in managing his patients, often liaising with other sub-specialists in cardiology, physicians, surgeons, dieticians and physiotherapists. This approach is advantageous as it provides the best possible care for his patients. He has published many articles in the field of cardiology including one book: 'Emergency Cardiology', five book chapters and many peer-reviewed articles. He has also reviewed articles for several foremost cardiology journals and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally in the field of cardiology. Dr Ghuran takes an active role in medical education, training general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, technicians, paramedics and medical students.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Cardiology procedures including;

    • Coronary angiograms (radial and femoral route)
    • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention/ stent implantation, rotablation, intravascular imaging, re-opening coronary arteries that are chronically occluded, pressure wire study (FFR, RFR)
    • Assessment of microvascular angina and coronary artery spasm
    • Pacemakers implantation and management
    • Insertion of implantable loop recorders
    • Echocardiograms

    Chest pain/angina/ coronary artery disease

    Coronary artery microvascular disease and coronary artery spasm

    Valvular heart disease (abnormal and faulty heart valves)

    Syncope (fainting, loss of consciousness, collapsing),

    Hypertension and blood pressure control

    Heart failure


    Atrial fibrillation and arrhythmia management

    Cardiovascular risk screening and assessment

    Emergency and General Cardiology


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    • Angioplasty
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac MRI
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Cardiac Shock Wave Therapy (CSWT)
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Cardioversion
    • Coronary Angiography
    • Coronary Stent Insertion
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Echocardiogram
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Heart Scan
    • Intravascular Ultrasound
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scan
    • Pacemaker Surgery
    • Pressure Wire Study (Coronary Angiography)
    • Rotablation (Coronary Arteries)
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Chest Pain
    • Palpitations
    • Tachycardia
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Angina
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Atrial Flutter
    • Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
    • Autonomic Mediated Syncope
    • Bradycardia
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Dizziness
    • Dyslipidaemia
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Neurocardiogenic Syncope (Vasovagal)
    • Oedema
    • Pericarditis
    • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
    • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Ventricular Fibrillation
    • Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD)
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    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB ChB 1993 University of Edinburgh

    MRCP 22 July 1996

    MD 28 November 2006

    Specialist Register Entry Date

    Cardiology From 26 Feb 2008

    General (internal) medicine From 26 Feb 2008

    Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology 2016

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    Dr Ghuran is an excellent cardiologist. He was very thorough and professional. I'd recommend him highly.
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    Dr Azad Ghuran is one of the most considerate, knowledgeable and caring doctors I have ever known. He has looked after me for many years, always available for consultations, and if necessary, arranged for treatments and medications. When I’ve needed a doctor, Dr Azad always gives me his time and advice. I have recommended Dr Azad to a number of friends, they all thank me for recommending Dr Azad, saying what a kind person he is. I feel very fortunate to have Dr Azad as my doctor.
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    Recommended by 3 doctors for:


    Dr Anupam Bhattacharjee
    Dr Anupam Bhattacharjee


    Dr Ghuran is a very helpful and kind doctor who always does his best to help both me and my patients with any potential cardiac issues.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Heart Muscle Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Coronary Artery Disease, Ventricular Fibrillation, Atherosclerosis, Angina
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Pacemaker Surgery, Echocardiogram, ECG Monitor, Exercise Stress Test, Cardiac Rehabilitation, ECG (Electrocardiogram), Coronary Angiography, Coronary Stent Insertion, 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Ramesan Navaratnarajah
    Mr Ramesan Navaratnarajah
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology


    Dr Ghuran is an excellent, highly accomplished invasive Cardiologist. I have referred my own patients to him, and he is a cardiologist to both my parents. My patients have only the best commendations for his skill, communications and highest of standards that he sets for his practice. I unreservedly recommend him to any person with a cardiac problem as they will be in safe hands.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Heart Muscle Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Valvular Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure
    Connection: We trained together
    Dr. Timothy Chapman
    Dr. Timothy Chapman
    Respiratory Medicine, General (Internal) Medicine


    An excellent cardiologist who I trust and who provides timely service.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Unstable Angina, Coronary Artery Disease, Chest Pain, Angina, Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat), Cardiovascular Disease
    For procedures: ECG Monitor, Exercise Stress Test
    Connection: I have referred patients to them


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