Dr Syed Ahsan

Dr Syed Ahsan

MBBS BSc(Hons) MD FRCP

Cardiology

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2 specialists

19 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.98
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“I have been treated by Dr Ahsan for a number of cardiac problems over the last four years. Having performed an angiogram and discovering I needed surgery he very quickly referred me to an excellent surgeon,who successfully performed double bypass surgery in the Harley Street Clinic. Dr Ahsan later performed a cardiac ablation to cure my very frequent ectopic heart beats. I was terrified at the prospect of the procedure, but he has such a calm reassuring manner he made me feel very comfortable. He has also managed to control my previously uncontrollable hypertension. Dr Ahsan is very knowledgeable and will spend as long as necessary answering questions. He works with you to address your concerns rather than just telling you what to do. Dr Ahsan is an excellent Cardiologist who I would recommend to anybody and he is also the nicest man you could wish to meet.“
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Subspecialties

  • Electrophysiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4743161
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

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

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    166 reviews

    About

    Dr Ahsan graduated from Guys Kings and St Thomas’ Medical School in 2000 with a First Class Honours degree in his BSc and undertook his cardiology specialist training at various prestigious hospitals in London where he has worked with world-renowned experts. These include the Royal Brompton Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Heart Hospital where he undertook his fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac devices.

    His postgraduate medical doctorate was awarded from the University College London where he evaluated strategies to optimise outcomes in patients with cardiac rhythm devices. His pioneering research work was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine National Prize in 2009 and was presented nationally and internationally in Europe and the USA. He has been a finalist in two national young investigator awards.

    Dr Ahsan was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at the Heart Hospital, University College London Hospital and moved to the Barts Heart Centre in May 2015 following the merger of the two hospitals. He is currently one of the leads for atrial fibrillation here. 

    He is also an honorary consultant at North Middlesex University Hospital where his practice encompasses all aspects of adult cardiology. Here, he has also established the first ablation service for cardiac rhythm disturbances in North London for the local population. He is an expert in managing patients with a range of cardiac symptoms and conditions and has a special interest in heart rhythm disturbances.

    He regularly performs simple and complex catheter ablation procedures, using the latest technologies for all arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation. His research interest is in the field of new techniques for the management of atrial fibrillation.  He is a specialist in implanting all types of cardiac devices including pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy. He also sees and treats patients with blackouts, chest pains and high blood pressure and performs coronary angiography.

    Dr Ahsan is the lead for training within the heart rhythm department at Barts Heart Centre. 

    Dr Ahsan prides himself on placing the patient at the heart of his approach. He takes the time to make a complete assessment and takes particular care to explain all aspects of the consultation and treatment options to his patients.

     

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    Medical procedures

    • Atrial fibrillation ablation
    • Ventricular ectopic ablation
    • Catheter ablation
    • SVT ablation
    • Pacemaker insertion
    • Cardiac Resynchronisation therapy
    • Implantable cardiobverter defibrillator (ICD)
    • Subcutaneous ICD
    • Implantable Loop Recorder
    • Myocardial Biopsy
    • Coronary angiogram
    • Trans-oesophageal echocardiography
    • Transthoracic echocardiography

     

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    Special interests

    • General adult cardiology
    • Heart Rhythm Disorders
    • Arrhythmia
    • Ablation
    • Radiofrequency ablation
    • AVNRT
    • WPW
    • Pacing
    • Cardiac Devices
    • Pacemakers
    • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, Cardiac Resynchronisation therapy, Biventricular pacemaker
    • Subcutaneous ICDs
    • Lead extraction
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Supraventricular tachycardia
    • Heart Failure
    • Ischaemic heart disease
    • Acute coronary syndrome
    • Preventative cardiology
    • Angina
    • Syncope
    • Hypertension
    • Cardiology risk assessment
    • Cardioversion
    • Valvular disease
    • Cardiac catherisation
    • Coronary angiography
    • Coronary artery disease

     

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    Education

    • MB BS (2000) - University of London 
    • FRCP 
    • MD(Res)- University College London
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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Atrial Fibrillation
    4/63
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    1/63
    Cardiology
    1/63
    Ectopic Heartbeats
    1/63
    Fainting
    1/63
    High Blood Pressure
    1/63
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    1/63
    I was seeking a second, or confirmatory, opinion.
    1/63
    Interventional Cardiology
    1/63
    POTS
    1/63
    Palpitations
    1/63
    WPW
    1/63
    atrial fibrillation
    1/63
    heart issues/fainting
    1/63
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I was seeking a second, or confirmatory, opinion. Interventional Cardiology
    He was friendly and informative, also generous with his time.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I have been treated by Dr Ahsan for a number of cardiac problems over the last four years. Having performed an angiogram and discovering I needed surgery he very quickly referred me to an excellent surgeon,who successfully performed double bypass surgery in the Harley Street Clinic. Dr Ahsan later performed a cardiac ablation to cure my very frequent ectopic heart beats. I was terrified at the prospect of the procedure, but he has such a calm reassuring manner he made me feel very comfortable. He has also managed to control my previously uncontrollable hypertension. Dr Ahsan is very knowledgeable and will spend as long as necessary answering questions. He works with you to address your concerns rather than just telling you what to do. Dr Ahsan is an excellent Cardiologist who I would recommend to anybody and he is also the nicest man you could wish to meet.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ectopic Heartbeats
    I found Dr Ahsan's professionalism and clear explanation incredibly reassuring and helpful. He was very thorough and patient with me explaining all my test results and possible future treatments which made me feel confident that I was being well looked after. However, the thing that stands out most for me in my dealings with both Dr Ahsan and his secretary Helen is their empathy and willingness to go above and beyond to support me during a stressful and scary time.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation
    I liked Dr Ahsan when I first met him. He has a quiet but confident manner and is clearly speaking from a wide experience of managing atrial fibrillation. He explained the possible plans of management, their success rate and their complications. I felt instinctively that I could trust him. I had had a previous ablation last year but had to wait over 30 weeks. By the time It went ahead, I was feeling really ill. This time at the initial consultation I was still feeling relatively well but Dr Ahsan said he would prefer to do the procedure while I was still fit - a novel idea for me - but clearly sensible. I had some routine investigations done. But as I lived at a distance, he promised to phone with the results- which he did. I had become more breathless in the interval. In addition, there was now a degree of urgency because of the corona virus. Once I had decided to go ahead, everything was organised quickly and very efficiently. The procedure was carried out within 10 days. My admission was smooth. The care was excellent and everyone was very kind. I saw Dr Ahsan on the day of the procedure which was reassuring. He also reviewed me the following day and updated me on the ablation itself and also discussed the possible outcomes. I couldn’t have wished for better care. I Dr Ahsan is a very special doctor, I consider myself lucky to have been under his care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Blood Pressure
    Very professional and gives a clear explanation of the condition and your treatment plan going forward
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Dr Ahsan was very professional, practical and considerate. He took time to explain all the issues that were causing my atrial fibrilation , atrial flutter and taccycardia and has managed to get these problems resolved so that I am now back to normal. Pre and post procedure, all was explained fully to my needs and the staff supporting him were also extremely competent. Dr Ahsan has a nice sense of humour, too, which is always appreciated! I am very happy to recommend Dr Ahsan, which I do with full confidence in his knowledge, experience and professional manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation
    I first met Dr Ahsan on the morning of my procedure up until that point I had telephone consultations. The consultations enabled me to make an informed choice about the way forward to treat the condition that I had. Dr Ahsan was very reassuring and confident about the treatment. On the morning of the procedure he was once again very reassuring and helped to ease any worries that I had. After the procedure he updated me on how everything went and also followed this up with a telephone call a few days later to check on my progress. Dr Ahsan was very thorough and took the time to explain everything throughout the process and also kept my gp up to date with progress. Very happy with the treatment I have received.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Syed Ahsan, It’s simply a wonderful doctor very professional very thorough easy to talk to and knows his profession simply superb
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I have over the years experience lots of doctors for myself and my family I can truly say that Dr Syed Ahsan Simply amazing in his service and approach and his vast experience in his field I highly recommend him without any hesitation thank you doctor
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I can’t rate my experience high enough, Dr Ahsan is a very friendly gentleman who made time for my appointment at short notice, he provided an in-depth consultation in a very comfortable, relaxing office space and allowed lots of time for any questions I had to ask. This was a very reassuring consultation for me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Ahsan was wonderful. He put my anxieties to rest and he had such a calm and reassuring manner. He was happy to spend time answering my questions and I wouldn’t hesitate to see him again, if I needed to.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Ahsan was wonderful. He put my anxieties to rest and he had such a calm and reassuring manner. He was happy to spend time answering my questions and I wouldn’t hesitate to see him again, if I needed to.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Ahsan was wonderful. He put my anxieties to rest and he had such a calm and reassuring manner. He was happy to spend time answering my questions and I wouldn’t hesitate to see him again, if I needed to.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Ahsan was wonderful. He put my anxieties to rest and he had such a calm and reassuring manner. He was happy to spend time answering my questions and I wouldn’t hesitate to see him again, if I needed to.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    heart issues/fainting
    Very professional and thorough. Very pleased to get an actual diagnosis after only one visit.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    Put my mind at rest, explained everything in detail and gave me a quick diagnosis.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    POTS
    I have seen Dr Ahsan a few times now and his care has always been amazing. He is very caring, takes his time with me and listens to my questions and talks me through medication changes. He is honestly one of the best and most understanding consultants that I’ve seen and I’ve been unwell for 14 years. I am so thankful to have found him!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    An outstanding consultant, as professional and thorough as they come. Following on from a diagnosis of an arrhythmia, I opted for an ablation procedure which Dr Ahsan performed on me at the Harley Street clinic. It was a pleasant experience overall. I was kept informed throughout the process and he was very clear in his explanation of what to expect. I especially appreciated his calm, caring and down to earth demeanour which left both my wife and me at ease. I had every confidence that it would be a success and I wasn’t disappointed. I received a follow up call post procedure and his lovely secretary Helen very efficiently organised my follow up consultation without having to do this myself.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Dr Ahsan is outstanding. In our initial consultation and in our brief chats before and after my catheter cardiac ablation procedure at the equally excellent Harley Street Clinic, he was friendly, explained things very clearly and precisely, and answered all my questions carefully. I felt I was in in good hands before my procedure, and writing now (two and a half weeks later) feel the same. Everything went smoothly and was all done to a high standard. Thank you to Dr Ahsan, and the whole clinical team. Great job.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    A painless and reassuring procedure
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Cardiology

    Dr Animesh Singh
    Dr Animesh Singh
    Rheumatology

    25-02-2020

    Syed is my go to cardiologist for arrhythmia problems. I have had universal & excellent feedback from patients in terms of his clinical acumen & skills as well as his fantastic approach to patient care.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation
    For procedures: Pacemaker Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Arjun Ghosh
    Dr Arjun Ghosh
    Cardiology

    20-06-2020

    An excellent colleague who is a skilled specialist in Electrophysiology.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For procedures: Catheter Ablation, defibrillator implantation, Pacemaker Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague

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