- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Not in Open Referral network
- General cardiology
- Video and telephone consultations
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;
Paediatric patients 12 and over with heart rhythm disturbances, murmurs or suspected cardiomyopathy
- Barbara Waefler
- B M I The Park Hospital Sherwood Lodge Drive Burntstump Country Park Arnold Nottingham NG5 8RX
- 0115 966 2114
- Lauren Falconer
- Spire Nottingham Hospital Tollerton Lane Tollerton Nottingham NG12 4GA
- 0115 937 7687
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Piotr Buczkowski Fee Assured
- Dr Rahul Basu Not 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
Reference number 2731919
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
- 09:00 - 12:30
- 0115 966 2138
- Spire hospital Nottingham
- 16:30 - 20:00
- 0115 937 7801
- Spire HospitalTollerton...
- 09:30 - 13:00
- 0115 937 7801
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
Park Hospital 0115 9607607
Spire Hospital 0115 0377687
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
External cardioversion - (1-5)
IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)
Coronary angiography proceeding to angioplasty on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - radial access - (1-5)