Dr Arif Ahsan

Dr Arif Ahsan

Cardiology 02731919


  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Electrophysiology
  • General cardiology


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Dr Ahsan is a consultant cardiologist at Trent Cardiac Centre at Nottingham University Hospitals.

He was appointed in 1994 and was instrumental in setting up interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery in Nottingham. He was successful in bidding for NHS money to set up the Trent Cardiac centre.He is the senior cardiologist at Trent Cardiac Centre.

He had a scholarship to Oxford University for his preclinical training and then completed clinical training at the Royal London Hospital.

His specialist cardiology training began as a registrar at the National Heart Hospital in London and subsequently the Royal Brompton Hospital.He was awarded an MD in 1991 for research in the new field of catheter ablation.

He subsequently was a senior registrar at the regional cardiology unit at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield where he helped set up cardiac electrophysiology and ablation services.

He has vast experience in all aspects of cardiology and has sub specialist interests in devices (pacemakers and defibrillators), electrophysiology and ablation and coronary stenting. He has performed many thousands of each of these procedures but since September 2023 has stopped doing these procedures. He can still advise about them, discuss the benefits and risks and refer to his colleagues.

He is happy to see patients with all routine cardiac problems including angina, heart rhythm disturbances including atrial fibrillation, heart failure,cardiomyopathies heart valve disease and symptoms of chest pain, palpitations, faints, syncope and cardiac breathlessness.

He is also happy to see paediatric patients 12 years and above with heart rhythm disturbances, murmurs or suspected cardiomyopathies.

He has no specialist expertise in POTS or post viral syndrome / ME.

He has extensively researched and published on coronary stents, pacemakers, defibrillators, ablation and antiplatelet drugs.

Areas of interest

Arrhythmias;Angina;atrial fibrillation;syncope;heart failure;palpitations;chest pain;
blackouts;breathlessness;heart attacks;cardiomyopathy;
Paediatric patients 12 and over with heart rhythm disturbances, murmurs or suspected cardiomyopathy

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