- Fee assured
- Verified this account
- Coronary angiography
- Devices: cardiac resynchronisation therapy device (CRT)
- Devices: dual chamber pacemaker insertion
- Devices: implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
- Devices: single chamber pacemaker insertion
- Electrophysiology complex cardiac ablation
- Electrophysiology simple cardiac ablation
- Fractional flow reserve (FFR)
- Interventional cardiology
- Percutaneous coronary intervention with/without stenting
- Reporting of echocardiography
- Transthoracic echocardiography
MA (Oxon) MBBS (London) MD (London) FRCP (London)
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Undergraduate: Open Scholarship Merton College Oxford 1975-78
MBBS London Hospital Medical College.1981
Cardiology Clinical and Research Registrar training National Heart Hospital London and the Royal Brompton Hospital.1987-1991
Senior Registrar Northern General Hospital Sheffield 1991-1994
Areas of interest
Arrhythmias;Ablation; Angioplasty; Pacing (cardiology); Interventional cardiology;atrial fibrillation;syncope;heart failure;palpitations;chest pain;blackouts;breathlessness;heart attacks;cardiomyopathy;stenting;resynchronisation devices.
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Interventional cardiologist and electrophysiologist Trent Cardiac Centre Nottingham University Hospitals since 1994
MD Catheter ablation 1992
Papers on ablation,pacing,stents,angina.
Numerous international studies including currently Pegasus and Fourier Previously involved in Aristotle study, DANPACE, ARISE, UKPACE.
Clinical excellence award level 9 (maximum local award) 2013
Ahsan AJ, Cunningham AD, Rowland E, and Rickards AF. Catheter ablation without fulguration: Design and performance of a new system. PACE 1989;12:1557-1561
Rowland E, Cunningham AD, Ahsan AJ and Rickards AF. Catheter ablation of AV conduction using a new power source. Br Heart J. 1989; 62:361-6
Ahsan AJ, Cunningham AD, Rowland E. Low energy catheter ablation of right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia. Br. Heart J. 1991;65: 231-233.
Connelly DT, Rowland E, Ahsan AJ and Cunningham D. Low energy ablation of a posteroseptal accessory pathway associated with a diverticulum of the coronary sinus. PACE 1991;14:1217-21.
Porter J, Ahsan AJ, Mulcahy D and Sigwart U. Coronary stents. Brit J Hosp Med 1992:47;411-9.
Ahsan A. Indications for pacing. Lancet 1992:339;62.
Ahsan A, Aldridge R and Bowes R. 1:1 atrioventricular conduction in atrial flutter with digoxin and flecainide. Int J. Cardiol 1993:39;88-90
R J Siegel, J Gunn, A Ahsan,et al Use of therapeutic ultrasound in percutaneous coronary angioplasty Experimental in vitro studies and initial clinical experience Circulation. 1994;89:1587-92,
Zachariah BJ, Ahsan AJ Nicorandil – a clinical review. British J Cardiology 1995:35:37
Katritsis D, Heald S, Ahsan A et al, Catheter ablation for successful management of left posterior fascicular tachycardia: an approach guided by recording of fascicular potentials. Heart 1996;75:344-8
Myat A Ahsan A Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for the treatment of acute massive pulmonary embolism: case report Thrombosis J. 2007; 5: 20.16
Ellen Berry, Helen Padgett, Melanie Doyle, Arif J Ahsan, Andrew D Staniforth Incidence screening for primary prevention ICDs based on UK guidelines following STEMI 2012 Br J Cardiol 2012;19:170–2
Storey RF, Angiolillo DJ, Bonaca MP, Thomas M, Judge HM, Rollini F, Franchi F, Ahsan AJ, Bhatt DL, Kuder J, Steg PJ, Cohen M, Muthasamy R, Braunwald E, Sabatine MS,. Platelet Inhibition with Ticagrelor 60 mg Versus 90 mg Twice Daily in the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 Trial JACC 2015 67;1155-7
Thomas M, Angiolillo DJ, Bonaca MP, Ajjan RA, Judge HM, Rollini F, Franchi F, Ahsan AJ, Bhatt DL, Kuder J, Steg PJ, Cohen M, Muthasamy R, Sabatine MS, Storey RF. Consistent platelet inhibition with ticagrelor 60 mg twice-daily following myocardial infarction regardless of diabetes status. Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2017 117;940-7
Courses offered to GPs
Talks on atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias, coronary intervention, devices including pacemakers and ICDs
Contribute outcomes to CCAD. Interventional data published on line
- MA Oxford University 1982
- MBBS London Hospital Medical College 1981
- MD London University 1992
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology, 2002
Affiliations / memberships
• Heart Rhythm UK
• British Medical Association
• Medical Defence Union
• Royal College of Physicians (Fellow)
- BMI The Park Hospital
- 08:30 - 12:30
- 0115 966 2138
- Spire hospital Nottingham
- 09:30 - 13:00
- 0115 981 2615
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Secretary Sue ware 0115 9680896 or Park Hospital 0115 9607607