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Dr Gajen Sunthar Kanaganayagam

Cardiology

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Last updated: 14 May 2020

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  • General cardiology

About me

Dr Kanaganayagam has practiced privately in London for a number of years and performs rigorous assessment of chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, cardiac risk and other common cardiology conditions. He is regarded an expert in a number of cardiac diagnostic techniques (CT coronary angiography, echo and stress echocardiography, cardiac MRI and transoesophageal echocardiography), enabling rapid and complete private investigation.

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

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; leg swelling; breathlessness; dizziness; palpitations; arrhythmia; risk assessment; transthoracic echocardiography; transoesophageal echocardiography; stress echocardiography; cardiac MRI; coronary CT; coronary angiography.

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