Dr Syed Ahsan

Consultant cardiologist and heart rhythm specialist at Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital

Dr Syed Ahsan is one of the leads for atrial fibrillation (AF) and has a special interest in new technologies for catheter ablation of AF. Dr Ahsan is currently leading the surgical AF ablation programme at Barts Heart Centre and evaluating new techniques to treat AF using a hybrid procedure together with the cardiac surgeons. His other areas of interest include autonomic dysfunction and POTS.

Dr Ahsan is a highly experienced operator who routinely implants all types of cardiac pacing, resynchronisation and defibrillator devices and performs ablations for all types of heart rhythm disorders.

Dr Ahsan graduated from Guy's, King's and St Thomas’ Medical School in 2000 with a first class honours degree in his BSc. He undertook his cardiology specialist training at various hospitals in London including the Royal Brompton Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Heart Hospital where he undertook his fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology.

His postgraduate medical doctorate was awarded from University College London and evaluated strategies to optimise outcomes in patients with cardiac rhythm devices. His research work was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine National Prize in 2009 and was presented nationally and internationally at cardiac conferences. He has been a finalist in two national young investigator awards. He remains actively engaged in research.

Dr Ahsan is passionate about teaching and training and leads the cardiac electrophysiology training programme at St Bartholomew's. He has also been appointed as one of the leads for the heart rhythm training programme at the Royal Society of Medicine.