Dr Gajen Sunthar Kanaganayagam



  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Cardiac CT/MRI
  • General cardiology

About me

Dr Kanaganayagam takes a complete, and hands-on, approach to his patients' healthcare. He has pioneered an exemplar service within Imperial, developed pathways alongside patients and GPs, and been an opinion leader amongst the most novel treatments for heart disease. His emphasis on detail is reflected in his role as Director for Quality and Safety across Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Imperial College Healthcare.

One of his unique abilities lies in his expertise in a number of cardiac imaging techniques, including CT coronary angiography, cardiac MRI, stress and transoesophageal echo, which enables rigorous assessment of chest pain, breathlessness and palpitations. He is the Cardiology Imaging Lead at Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals and advises specialist teams there and at Imperial, to manage valve and muscle disease, assess coronary disease and guide transcatheter procedures.

Dr Kanaganayagam works as a Cardiology Consultant at Imperial college NHS trust and Chelsea and Westminster NHS trust, and is an honorary senior lecturer in Cardiology at Imperial College. He was trained at Kings College London and intercalated a PhD in Cardiology at St Thomas’ Hospital whilst a medical student, with prizes, distinctions and a scholarship. He continued training as an academic and clinician at tertiary and quaternary cardiology centres, St Thomas', Imperial College Hospitals and the Royal Brompton Hospital.

He has lectured on international courses and set up an educational programme in cardiology. He continues to contribute actively in the research arena and is the principal investigator in a number of clinical trials.

Areas of interest

Valve disease; heart failure; cardiomyopathy; chest pain; breathlessness; dizziness; transthoracic echocardiography; transoesophageal echocardiography; stress echocardiography; cardiac MRI; coronary CT; coronary angiography.

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