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Dr John Foran
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Dr John Foran is a consultant cardiologist at St. Helier Hospital in Surrey and at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

Dr John Foran qualified in 1988 from St. George’s Hospital. He then went on to train in adult and paediatric cardiology at various institutions in and around London, before being appointed as a consultant in 2001.

Regularly undertaking diagnostic coronary angiography since 1989, Dr Foran performed his first coronary angioplasty procedure in 1990 and his first catheter ablation procedure in 1991. As a result, he now has more than 20 years of experience in these disciplines.

In 2003 (in the UK), he pioneered LA appendage occlusion – a key-hole interventional technique used for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation – and he now has 10 years of experience with this treatment modality.

His academic research is clinically oriented and focused on new and emerging therapies for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation.


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Medical Procedures

  • ECG monitoring or event recorder - 24/48 hour 
  • Cardiac catheterisation 
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Pacemaker implantation 
  • Ablation of arrhythmia 
  • Cardiac CT scan (heart CT)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology 
  • Cardiac MRI scan (heart MRI) 
  • Cardiomemo recording Cardioversion 
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) 
  • Exercise ECG Stress electrocardiogram

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Special Interests

  • Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology) 
  • Atrial fibrillation 
  • Cardiology 
  • Congenital heart disease 
  • Coronary artery disease 
  • Echocardiography 
  • Hypertension 
  • Interventional cardiology 
  • Paediatric cardiology 
  • Stroke prevention 
  • Vascular medicine 


Primary Medical Qualification

MB BS 1988 University of London

Specialist Register entry date

Cardiology From 22 Dec 1999

General (internal) medicine From 22 Dec 1999

Professional Memberships

European Society of Cardiology 

Heart Rhythm Association 

American College of Cardiology 

British Cardiovascular Society 

British Cardiac Interventions Society 

Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions 

British Medical Association 

Royal Society of Medicine 

Royal College of Physicians London 

Cardiac EP Society