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Consultant Cardiologist Gajen Kanaganayagam, Private Clinic Treatment

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Dr Gajen Kanaganayagam, Consultant Cardiologist

Specialist Details
Full name

Dr Gajen Kanaganayagam




Consultant Cardiologist



Site specialisation
Site specialisation 2
Clinical interests

coronary intervention; coronary artery disease; angina; risk factor management; lipids; high blood pressure, Heart failure, valve disease, risk assessment.

Background Information

Dr Kanaganayagam is a consultant cardiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Chelsea and Westminster NHS trust, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Cardiology for Imperial. He is highly experienced in treating patients with chest pain, hypertension, palpitations/collapse, breathlessness, leg swelling, valve disease, and heart failure. He directly performs and interprets calcium scoring, CT coronary angiography, stress and specialist echocardiography and cardiac MRI, and is able to integrate them to provide advanced diagnostics to achieve the best for his patients. He uses this expertise in specialist meetings to assess and guide suitability for transcatheter procedures such as TAVI, PFO/ASD/LAA closures, in a clinical team.

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Appointments telephone number

020 7460 5700

Additional Career Information
Year qualified



BCS, ESC, British Heart Valve society, British Society of Echo

NHS hospitals

Imperial College Healthcare, Hammersmith Hospital


Chelsea and Westminster NHS trust

Research interests

Diastolic heart disease, non invasive risk assessment, cardiac MRI, stress echocardiography, heart failure.

Key published papers

Fractional Flow Reserve and Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio as Predictors of the Placebo-Controlled Response to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Stable Single-Vessel Coronary Artery Disease: Physiology-Stratified Analysis of ORBITA. Al-Lamee R, Howard JP, Shun-Shin MJ, Thompson D, Dehbi HM, Sen S, Nijjer S, Petraco R, Davies J, Keeble T, Tang K, Malik IS, Cook C, Ahmad Y, Sharp ASP, Gerber R, Baker C, Kaprielian R, Talwar S, Assomull R, Cole G, Keenan NG, Kanaganayagam G, Sehmi J, Wensel R, Harrell FE, Mayet J, Thom SA, Davies JE, Francis DP. Circulation. 2018 May 22 
Kanaganayagam GS1, Murphy C1, Jiang B, Shah AM, Chowienczyk PJ, Marber MS, Kearney M. Vascular dysfunction and reduced endothelial progenitor cells in young healthy UK South Asian men. Arterioscl Thromb Vasc Biol. 2007; 27: 936-942 
Kanaganayagam GS, Ngo AT, Alsafi A et al. CT coronary angiography in the investigation of chest pain - Beyond coronary artery atherosclerosis; A pictorial review. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Aug 13 


Media coverage

Our health professionals regularly contribute to hospital publications, as well as national newspaper articles and television coverage.

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