Dr Idris Harding


Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Dr Idris Harding is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is a subspecialty expert in cardiac arrhythmia (heart rhythm management) and holds a teaching hospital consultant post at Kings College Hospital in London in addition to his post at East Kent Hospitals.

Clinical Interests

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Chest Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Heart & Lung Health Assessments
  • Pacemaker Surgery
  • Angina
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Mediated Syncope
  • Bradycardia
  • Breathlessness
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Generator Replacement
  • Cardiac Pacing
  • Cardiac Re-synchronisation Therapy
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dyslipidaemia
  • Fainting
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmurs
  • Heart Muscle Disease
  • Heart Valve Problems
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)
  • Implantable Loop Recorder (ILR)
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Neurocardiogenic Syncope (Vasovagal)
  • Oedema
  • Palpitations
  • Pericarditis
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Tachycardia
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE)

Year Qualified


Dr Idris Harding


Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Professional Profile

Dr Idris Harding graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2004 with degrees in medicine, surgery and cardiovascular sciences. As a junior doctor he won the WG Prout Prize.

During his general cardiology training (2009-2015) he was awarded a PhD from University College London for research into heart attacks in patients with diabetes, conducted with the world-renowned scientist Professor Derek Yellon.

From 2015, Idris trained in cardiac rhythm management on the London training rotation at St George’s, St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospitals, working alongside internationally renowned experts in his chosen field of cardiac electrophysiology. He developed broad expertise in heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and ventricular tachycardia with a particular interest in holistic management including lifestyle modification and upstream therapies. He also continued to publish innovative clinical research on cardiac device implantation.

Dr Idris Harding undertook complex ablation fellowships at Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre in Birmingham and Kings College Hospital, London, where he was appointed a consultant in 2020. In 2022 he travelled to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston (linked to Harvard Medical School) for additional advanced training in syndromes of inherited arrhythmia.

His NHS post spans East Kent and Kings College Hospitals. In Kent he is lead for cardiac education and has pioneered novel cardiac device implant techniques including conduction system pacemakers and subcutaneous defibrillators.

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Personal Profile

Dr Idris Harding lives with his wife and their two young children in South London.

Dr Idris Harding


Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist


Below is a snapshot of some excellent feedback for Dr Idris Harding.

A relaxing, reassuring consultation.

Clear communication throughout and incredibly skilled. My sincere thanks.

Extremely reassuring and vastly knowledgeable. Dr Harding is a very patient listener who asked questions and provided answers in a manner that I was able to understand. He is an incredible cardiologist with an ability that is second to none.

Dr Idris Harding


Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Akhtar Z; Sohal M; Kontogiannis C; Harding I; Zuberi Z; Bajpai A; Norman M; Pearse S; Beeton I; Gallagher M. Anatomical variations in coronary venous drainage: Challenges and solutions in delivering cardiac resynchronisation therapy. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2022.

Khan P, Jahangir N, Laybourn M, Harding I, Cannata A, Bromage D, Shabeeh H, Kabunga P, Petzer E, Murgatroyd F, Scott P. Generic ICD programming and outcomes. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Dec;44(12):1995-2004.

Akhtar, Z, Harding I, Elbatran AI, et al. Multi‐lead cephalic venous access and long‐term performance of high‐voltage leads. J Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol. 2021 Apr;32(4):1131-1139.

Gallagher MM, Yi G, Gonna H, Leung LWM, Harding I, Evranos B, Bastiaenen R, Sharma R, Wright S, Norman M, Zuberi Z, Camm AJ. Multi-catheter cryotherapy compared with radiofrequency ablation in long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation: a randomized clinical trial. Europace. 2021 Mar 8;23(3):370-379.

Harding I, Khan P, Alves K, Weerasinghe N, Daily T, Arumugam P, Kamdar R, Sohal M, Murgatroyd M, Scott P. Remote monitoring of arrhythmias in the COVID lockdown era: a multicentre experience. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2021 Jan; 14(1): e008932.

Dr Idris Harding, Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Hospital Information

Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Tel: 01233 423 000

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