Dr Syed Ahsan

Dr Syed Ahsan

MBBS BSc(Hons) MD FRCP

Cardiology

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Overall Rating

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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

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
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Languages spoken

  • Urdu
  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4743161

Consultation fees

New appointment: £250

Follow-up appointment: £200

Practices worked at

BMI Cavell Hospital

Cavell Drive, Uplands Park Rd, Enfield, London, United Kingdom, EN2 7PR
32 reviews

BMI Hendon Hospital

United Kingdom
32 reviews

BMI The Kings Oak Hospital

United Kingdom
0 reviews

New Victoria Hospital

184 Coombe Lane West, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom, KT2 7EG
854 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

Overall
5
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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.

25-06-2020
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5
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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.

Patient seen for:
Ectopic Heartbeats
22-06-2020
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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.

Patient seen for:
Atrial Fibrillation
20-04-2020
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Very professional and gives a clear explanation of the condition and your treatment plan going forward

Patient seen for:
High Blood Pressure
14-03-2020
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5
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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.

Patient seen for:
Atrial Fibrillation
09-03-2020
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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.

Patient seen for:
Atrial Fibrillation
27-02-2020
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Dr Syed Ahsan, It’s simply a wonderful doctor very professional very thorough easy to talk to and knows his profession simply superb

26-02-2020
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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

26-02-2020
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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.

15-02-2020
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5
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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.

10-02-2020
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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.

10-02-2020
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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.

10-02-2020
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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.

10-02-2020
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5
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Very professional and thorough. Very pleased to get an actual diagnosis after only one visit.

Patient seen for:
heart issues/fainting
06-02-2020
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5
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Put my mind at rest, explained everything in detail and gave me a quick diagnosis.

Patient seen for:
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
02-02-2020
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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!

Patient seen for:
POTS
09-01-2020
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5
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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.

Patient seen for:
Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
05-11-2019
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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.

Patient seen for:
Atrial Fibrillation
04-11-2019
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A painless and reassuring procedure

03-11-2019
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Dr Ahsan was so understanding about how nervous I felt about the WPW ablation procedure, he also helped me understand the risks and put things into perspective for me. Dr Ahsan has been very helpful and his team have followed up diligently and checked up on me after the procedure as well. Very caring! While I was in hospital, Dr Ahsan also came by in person to check up on me, so caring and kind and explained in detail how it all went. He re-assured me and I look forward to my follow up appointment. I hope all will be well, however I feel very comfortable with Dr Ahsan's professional and caring approach and his knowledge is highly appreciated, - I will hopefully not need any further treatment but highly recommend Dr Ahsan for his diligent approach and care for you as a patient.

Patient seen for:
WPW
Palpitations
24-10-2019
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Dr Ahsan made me feel at ease when i went to see him, he understood what i was saying and gave me a thorough report on what is happening would recommend 100%

Patient seen for:
Cardiology
20-10-2019
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5
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Dr Ahsan went out of his way to see me at short notice as well as organising appropriate tests

Patient seen for:
Fainting
19-10-2019
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5
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Excellent service

03-10-2019
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5
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Great !

09-09-2019
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5
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Dr Ahshan provided a very clear expalnation of my symptoms and put my mind at rest. He had a lovely patient manner and was very easy to talk to.

30-07-2019
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5
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Best experience that I had for such a serious issue. Highly recommended, only wish my brother who suffers from same condition was living in the UK to be treated by Dr Ahsan.

Patient seen for:
atrial fibrillation
10-07-2019
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Dr. Ahsan is very welcoming, friendly and took time to listen. He was very knowledgeable and explained everything in detail. We came home very reassuring and satisfied. Highly recommended.

05-07-2019
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Friendly knowledgeable and thorough.

15-06-2019
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5
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I was very pleased with Dr Syed Ahsan who performed two ablations for my Atrial Flutter at St. Anthony’s hospital in 2018. He was very professional and explained each procedure to me before and after in the hospital. If I need any further treatment regarding this problem, in the nicest possible way I hope I don’t, I would not hesitate to contact Dr Ahsan.

14-06-2019
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5
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Dr Ahsan, quickly organised all the diagnostic tests that were required to make a diagnosis of my condition. The results were made available soon after the tests were completed and Dr Ahsan made an appointment to discuss the results. I was reassured by the discussion I had with Dr Ahsan and would recommend him to anyone requiring similar medical care.

21-05-2019
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5
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Dr. Ahsan was very welcoming, and a very polite, kind and down to earth man. He made me and my father feel at ease the moment we came in, and took the time to really take in and understand all the symptoms I described. I left the consultation feeling very reassured, and pleased with the decision to consult with him in the first place. I would highly recommend anyone with any concern or issue with their heart to book an appointment with Dr. Ahsan, and assure you, you will leave feeling more assured and understand what, if any, the issue is.

20-05-2019
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5
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I am grateful to Dr Ahsan for seeing me as an urgent case and for his sympathetic and expert care. Dr Ahsan's review of my condition assured me that I would be able to continue providing safe care for my granddaughter, which has had a hugely beneficial impact on my family's ability to continue pursuing their work ambitions. Treatment for my condition is yet to be scheduled, but should I be cleared to have the treatment while in the UK, I would be delighted if Dr Ashan was able to preform the procedure

20-05-2019
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5
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Very friendly and helpful

13-05-2019
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5
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Was very impressed with Dr Ahsan's manner and professionalism. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

29-04-2019
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5
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Although the scheduled operation took longer due to delays causing backlogs the actual procedure was quick and painless. Everything was explained before and after the procedure. The medical team were excellent. Thank you very much.

06-03-2019
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5
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When I first visited Dr Ahsan, I was worried about my symptoms as it was my first time seeing a cardiologist. He was understanding and thorough. He made sure I left not feeling much better by explaining patiently and honestly. The tests were carried out swiftly and within days I had all the results. Dr Ahsan was clear about what I needed to do and my treatment plan which I have been following and already started feeling much better on it.

08-02-2019
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5
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My Experience with Mr Ashan has been seamless from beginning to end. Matters of the heart can be daunting to face, we all step into the unknown the minute we walk into a clinic and can be faced with many challenging realisations and diagnosis. The whole process, from arranging appointments with Helen, to consultation and clinical tests were handled with such care and empathy. I was made to feel at ease from the moment my first appointment was made. These appointments were managed so efficiently I was able to see the Dr within a day of my first call. Any questions I had, and there were many, were explained as many times as I required to make sense of the potential medical issues at hand. Dr Ashan is thorough, giving and patient. At no time did I feel that I was being rushed. Appointments were finished when I was ready and not based on clock watching. Fortunately for myself buy visit to Dr Ashan ended with very positive results and peace of mind. However, I would not hesitate to reach out to him again if require. I would strongly recommend that if you, a family member or friend require a cardiologist, contact Dr Syed Ashan. You will not be disappointed.

01-02-2019
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5
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I had a cardiac ablation done by Dr Ashan. He has been great throughout the time i have been in his care. He listens, he is very patient, he explains things very clearly and he is very scrupulous when treating a condition.

31-01-2019
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5
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Dr Ahsan provided a fantastic expetience. Always very calm and reassuring with a great manner. He is always very professional and takes the time to explain his diagnosis and prescribed treatment and any scan results etc in a very clear and concise way. Very pleased with my treatment

25-01-2019
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5
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I saw Dr Ahsan for a cardiovascular assessment before surgery. He had kindly arranged the appropriate investigations before I saw him and so a second appointment was not necessary. I was seen promptly in nicely appointed accommodation in the West End. He explained the results of the investigations to me and their potential impact on surgery. Luckily there were none and I have now survived the operation unscathed. I would recommend Dr Ahsan highly. I should add that his PA Helen was very helpful also.

24-01-2019
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5
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So glad I saw Dr Syed Ahsan today, very friendly, caring approach! Highly recommend

22-01-2019
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5
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Dr Ahsan has been fantastic throughout my care. He is kind and caring and does everything to see me when it is convenient with my schedule as he knows I am at university. He is really approachable and takes time to listen to any concerns I may have. He explains everything clearly and carefully so I always understand my treatment options and feel more in control with everything that has happened. He did a really wonderful job with my ablation and I would recommend him to anyone. I know if I had any problems with my heart I trust absolutely that he would always be able to help.

27-11-2018
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5
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I wanted a second opinion on an irregular heart rhythm and Dr. Ahsan was good enough to see me at short notice. Initially, I had difficulty in finding the consulting rooms which made me late for the appointment. Dr. Ahsan telephoned me on my mobile to enquire as to my whereabouts and was good enough to come and find me. Dr. Ahsan was very personable and friendly and quickly got to grips with the facts of the situation. He explained the nature of the problem clearly and concisely and outlined the alternatives available in a precise and reassuring manner. I left the appointment better informed and knowledgable and as there was no need for immediate action, better able to make a decision as to future course of action. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Dr. Ahsan.

13-06-2018
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5
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From the moment i walked in and had the pleasure of meeting Dr Ahsan, he put me totally at ease with his wonderful bedside manner and caring approach. Not only was i impressed with his conscientious and meticulous approach but also the individuals who carried out my various tests which he had taken upon himself to organize for me. Even though it was not all good news i feel totally confident in his ability to continue looking after me. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.

14-04-2018
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Dr Ahsan is an extremely component doctor. His bedside manner is second to none and he really takes the time to listen to his patients concerns . He is able to arrange fast access to state of the art medical tests and his all round knowledge is second to none , I would not hesitate to recommend him.

19-03-2018
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5
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Gave us so much time and was so thorough. He made me feel so at ease and I now feel confident I am in the best hands.

16-03-2018
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5
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I had the good fortune to being cared for by Dr Syed Ahsan when an irregular heartbeat was detected. His outstanding reputation preceded him and the personal testimonials attested to it. Dr Ahsan's care before, during and after the required procedure was exceptional as was his warm and reassuring manner which has left a lasting impression. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

01-01-2018
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I attended the hospital as an emergency in the hope to see a doctor I was told by reception that there is a cardiologist in this morning and is willing to see me, what a blessing Dr Syed was not only kind but very helpful and continued with my further treatment. Dr Syed is an fantastic cardiologist with compassion and dedication I am privileged to have him as my consultant and I can not thank him enough. R Williams

16-11-2017
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I would like to thank Dr Syed Ahsan for the excellent treatment he has given me this past year. He is a gentleman and a fantastic consultant and it has been a privilege to have him as my cardiologist I cannot speak highly enough of him and I have total trust in him.

16-11-2017
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I would like Dr Syed for the wonderful treatment I received. I cannot thank him enough he always gives us comfort and guidance when we are concerned. I am pleased he is my cardiologist.

16-11-2017

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 1 doctor for:
1

Cardiology

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 Implantation
Connection: Is a colleague

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