Dr Azad Ghuran

Dr Azad Ghuran

MB ChB, MRCP, MD, FESC

Cardiology

Recommended by 4 specialists
28 years of experience
14 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Professional and Informative. From my first consultation I had every confidence in him“
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Subspecialties

  • 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
    1,550 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

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

    About

    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

    Palpitations

    Atrial fibrillation and arrhythmia management

    Cardiovascular risk screening and assessment

    Emergency and General Cardiology

    Teaching

    Procedures

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

    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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