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Dr Azad Ghuran

Cardiology, General (internal) medicine

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Specialises in

  • General cardiology
  • Interventional cardiology

About me

Dr. A Ghuran is a consultant cardiologist at the 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 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 and pioneered. Throughout his training, Dr. Ghuran has worked with eminent European and world leaders in cardiology. Dr. Ghuran is trained in performing multivessel and complex coronary artery intervention (angioplasty/stents) using both the radial and femoral approach. In addition to general cardiology and percutaneous coronary intervention, Dr. Ghuran also has an interest in pacemakers, valvular heart disease, syncope, hypertension, heart failure, palpitations, arrhythmia management and cardiovascular risk screening.

Dr. Ghuran was awarded the degree of doctor of medicine (MD) in 2006 after completing his thesis (“Electrocardiographic Monitoring of Myocardial Ischaemia – Novel Methods and Potential Application in Implanted Devices”), under the aegis of a Wellcome Trust project grant. He has published many articles in the field of cardiology including one book (“Emergency Cardiology”), six 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 is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC). This is a title of honour that is awarded to healthcare professionals who have made a significant contribution to cardiology and is a symbol of excellence. Dr. Ghuran takes an active role in medical education, training general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, technicians, paramedics and medical students.

Areas of interest

General / preventative cardiology; Cardiovascular (heart attack) risk screening; Hypercholesterolaemia (high cholesterol); Pacemakers; Angina / ischaemic heart disease (chest pain); Heart attacks; Myocardial infarction; Interventional cardiology (stents / angioplasty / coronary intervention); Valvular heart disease (murmurs); Syncope (loss of consciousness, fainting, dizzy spells); Hypertension (high blood pressure); Heart failure (shortness of breath); Cardiomyopathy; Palpitations / arrhythmias, ectopics (extra heart beats), SVT; Atrial fibrillation

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Wellington Hospital (5-50) Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • K6513

    Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/contrast radiology) - (5-50)

    Wellington Hospital (5-50) Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • AA963

    Coronary angioplasty following angiography with fractional flow study on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - radial access - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • K6582

    Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/ contrast radiology) - with pressure wire (including fractional flow reserve measurement) - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • X5020

    External cardioversion - (1-5)

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