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Last updated: 23 Apr 2020
- General cardiology
Dr Lim is a dynamic innovative cardiologist and electrophysiologist who is currently actively researching the best techniques for treatment of arrhythmias, including mapping and ablation of atrial fibrillation and developing novel therapies for treatment of vasovagal syncope.
During the unprecedented time of Covid-19 escalation Dr Lim continues to provide his excellent service and offers video/telephone consultations with same day appointments available if required.
Dr Lim currently leads the Imperial Syncope Diagnostic Unit, which performs over 800 tilts per year, and treats patients with syncope and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. He is also a clinical electrophysiologist based at Harley Street in central London and at the Cromwell Hospital and performs procedures including pacemaker and defibrillator implantations, and ablation for arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and supraventricular tachycardias (SVT).
Dr Lim graduated from Cambridge University with a Double First Class Degree in 2000, and was awarded MRCP in 2003. He undertook junior medical training at top Central London Hospitals including Kings College London and the Royal Brompton Hospital, before commencing Cardiology training at Oxford and Northwest London at St Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospitals.
In 2007, he was awarded a Clinical Research Training Fellowship by the British Heart Foundation to complete a PhD at Imperial College London looking into the autonomic mechanisms of atrial fibrillation. Dr Lim then pursued a clinical fellowship at the Heart Hospital, University College London for a year, before being appointed as a consultant cardiologist at Hammersmith Hospital within the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
Dr Lim also conducts regular specialist arrhythmia clinics at the West Middlesex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Areas of interest
Complex Devices; Atrial fibrillation; Autonomic nervous system; Syncope; Heart rhythm disorders; Catheter ablation; Non-invasive ECG mapping (Cardioinsight); Ventricular ectopy; Pacing; Tilt table testing; Complex 3D mapping procedures to treat arrhythmias; vasovagal syncope; postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome; ATrila Flutter, Wolf Parkinson White Syndrome; Holter monitoring; Blood pressure monitoring; Ablation; arrhythmia;
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
Clinical Lead Syncope Diagnostic Service
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Du Cane Road
London W12 0HS
Honorary Consultant Cardiologist
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Dr Lim completed a PhD at Imperial College London. His research focused on exploring the role of the autonomic nervous system in human atrial fibrillation. He has continued to be actively involved in research at Imperial, and is supervisor for several PhD students.
He continues to explore novel aspects of ablation, including the role of ablation of the autonomic nervous system as a treatment strategy to treat certain forms of atrial fibrillation, and severe vasovagal syncope
Dr Lim has been awarded numerous prizes for his research including the President’s Medal at the Royal Society of Medicine, the Lindo Prize at St Mary’s Hospital, Runner-up in the Young Investigator Award for the British Cardiovascular Society. At Cambridge University, Dr Lim won prizes for achieving a double First Class degree, the Michell Prize for Medicine, the Commonwealth Scholarship and the Hoerst Marion Russell Elective Prize.
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Dr Lim has written over 50 articles and over 150 abstracts presented at top National and International Scientific Meetings. He is invited to speak regularly on syncope and complex mapping of arrhythmias, including Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
For full list: see : www.imperial.ac.uk/people/p.b.lim
Selected Original Articles
1. Hocini M, Shah AJ, Neumann T, Kuniss M, Erkapic D, Chaumeil A, Copley SJ, Lim PB, Kanagaratnam P, Denis A, Derval N, Dubois R, Cochet H, Jais P and Haissaguerre M. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2015. Apr 27. doi: 10.1111/jce.12700
2. Mereu R, Sau A, and Lim PB. Diagnostic Algorithm for syncope. Auton Neurosci. 2014 Sep; 184:10-6
3. Jamil-Copley S, Bokan R, Kojodjojo P, Qureshi N, Koa-Wing M, Hayat S, Kyriacou A, Sandler B, Sohaib A, Wright I, Davies DW, Whinnett Z, Peters N, Kanagaratnam P, Lim PB. Non-Invasive Electrocardiographic Mapping To Guide Ablation Of Outflow Tract Ventricular Arrhythmias. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Jan 16. pii: S1547-5271(14)00036-8. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.01.013.
4. Lim PB, Francis DP, Stuber T, Malcolme-Lawes L, Koa-Wing M, Linton NWF, Kojodjojo P, Salukhe TV, Whinnett ZI, Tillin T, Sutton R, O’Neill MD, Davies DW, Peters NS and Kanagaratnam P. Feasability of multiple short, 40-second, intra-procedural ECG recordings to detect immediate changes in heart rate variability during catheter ablation for arrhythmias. Journal of Interven Cardiac Electrophysiol 2011 Nov; 32(2):163-71
5. Lim PB, Stuber T, Linton NWF, Koa-Wing M, Kojodjojo P, Salukhe TV, Whinnett ZI, Malcolme-Lawes L, Wright IJ, Edwards RJ, Mason TJ, Francis DP, Davies DW, Peters NS, O’Neill MD and Kanagaratnam P. Stimulation of the intrinsic cardiac autonomic nervous system results in a gradient of fibrillatory cycle length shortening across the atria during atrial fibrillation in humans. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2011 May 26 doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2011.02097.x. [Epub ahead of print]
6. Lim PB, Malcolme-Lawes LC, Stuber T, Wright IJ, Francis DP, Davies DW, Peters NS and Kanagaratnam P. Intrinsic cardiac autonomic stimulation induces pulmonary vein ectopy and triggers atrial fibrillation in humans. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Jan 15. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2010.01992.x.
Courses offered to GPs
Clinical presentation and management of arrhythmias
Syncope: Clinical presentation and management
- MB BChir, MA Cambridge University 2000
- PhD Imperial College London 2010
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2003
- Clinical Specialist in Pacing IBHRE (International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners) 2010
Reference number 4767042
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT (Cardiology), 2012
- 1 Welbeck StreetLondonW1G 0AR
- 08:00 - 12:00
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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
Cardiology Registrar at Hammersmith Hospital
0203 3131000 (bleep 9064)