Dr G Sunthar Kanaganayagam

Dr G Sunthar Kanaganayagam

MRCP, PhD, MBBS, BSc

Cardiology

Recommended by  
10 specialists

13 years of experience
10 years as a specialist
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.99

Explanation

4.94

Top feedback

“Very good experience, he listened carefully , explained clearly, was thorough in his investigations and acted fast.“
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Subspecialty

  • Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6159439
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £220

    Follow-up appointment: £160

    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    963 reviews

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    172 reviews

    About

    Dr Kanaganayagam is a Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Cardiology for Imperial and Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trusts and also offers private consultations. He sees patients with complaints of chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness and leg swelling. He also treats patients with known coronary disease, valve disease, arrhythmias and heart failure as well as common conditions such as hypertension and high cholesterol.

    He is the Lead for Cardiology Imaging at Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals, and has expertise in CT coronary angiography (with calcium score), stress echocardiography, transoesophageal echos and cardiac MRIs. Importantly, he uses these to thoroughly investigate and treat his patients appropriately, and performs these for other heart specialists to help manage their patients. He has been the Lead for a Community Heart Failure service at Imperial and continues to manage patients with both reduced and preserved systolic function (HFPEF and HFREF).

    He continues to participate in original cardiovascular research, and has written review articles and lectured on cardiac CT, echocardiography and cardiac MRI.

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    Procedures

    • Echocardiogram
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Cardiac MRI
    • Cardiac MRI
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • ECG Monitor
    • Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardioversion
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Chest Pain
    • Chest Pain
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • Angina
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Attack
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
    • Bradycardia
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Oedema
    • Palpitations
    • Tachycardia
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
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    Education

    Education:

    • Kings College London - MBBS - 2007 
    • St Thomas' Hospital - PhD - 2007 
    • Kings College London - BSc - 2002

    Memberships:

    • British Society of Echo 
    • European Society of Cardiology 
    • British Society of Cardiovascular Imagine 
    • British Cardiac Society 
    • Britsh Heart Valve Society 

     

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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.97
    Bedside Manner
    4.99
    Explanation
    4.94
    Chest Pain
    13/67
    Chest Pain
    13/67
    High Blood Pressure
    10/67
    Echocardiogram
    9/67
    Cardiology
    6/67
    Heart Valve Problems
    5/67
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    4/67
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    3/67
    24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    2/67
    Angina
    2/67
    Cardiac MRI
    2/67
    Cardiac MRI
    2/67
    Coronary Artery Disease
    2/67
    Exercise Stress Test
    2/67
    Atrial Fibrillation
    1/67
    Cardiomyopathy
    1/67
    Congestive Heart Failure
    1/67
    Dizziness
    1/67
    ECG Monitor
    1/67
    Heart Attack
    1/67
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Very good experience, he listened carefully , explained clearly, was thorough in his investigations and acted fast.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Process was very clear, comfortable and prompt.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Kanaganyagam continues to be great to work with. He quickly assessed my condition, and even articulated it for both me, and my mother. I am 50 years old, but you forget that you have a lot of loved ones when you get sick, including your friends and parents. Dr K's willingness to offer an explanation both me, and my mother (a skilled nurse for 40+ years) not only put me at ease, but also my mother. Dr. K has great bedside manner, and I have always felt well taken care of.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very positive experience. Dr Sunthar explained and demonstrated my condition very plainly, and delivered results and prognosis in a very clear and empathetic manner. Appointments were made very quickly, his secretary Kiran is the epitome of efficiency and I was kept informed and notified of developments and results at every stage. Without doubt the most testing period of my life, very grateful that Dr Sunthar is there to help me through
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I saw Dr Kanaganayagam in September 2021 with suspected atrial fibrillation. The appointment was arranged promptly and I found him to be very pleasant and professional. He read the results of the original ECG, had it repeated and carried out an echocardiogram himself, all within the one consultation. He explained the results and gave me his conclusions in a re-assuring manner. I received an electronic copy of a letter he wrote to my doctor recommending a course of treatment on Monday, having only seen him the preceding Friday. Brilliant!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very clear and cogent advice and explanations. Creates trusted adviser relationship quickly.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    So far so good. Dr. Sun Sunthar Kanaganayagam is very low key but with quiet self confidence . I feel safe that he has the knowledge and expertise to provide me with the necessary advice and care.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Sunthar Kanaganayagam was very professional, diligent and understanding.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    A very human and informative approach
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Kanaganayagam is incredible and excellent consultant and very through in his examinations and explains everything to me very clear ,take time with me , no rush and I use BSL ( British sign language interpreter) to help me understand very clear as I am profoundly deaf . Very highly recommend him to anyone looking for a heart specialist.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 10 doctors for:
    10

    Cardiology

    Dr Afzal Sohaib
    Dr Afzal Sohaib
    Cardiology

    12-03-2021

    Dr Kanaganayagam is a leading authority in cardiovascular imaging. When I have needed to refer patients for imaging tests of the heart at my Chiswick clinic he has always been able to provide expert reports promptly.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For procedures: CT Coronary Angiogram, Cardiac MRI
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Professor Neil Ruparelia
    Professor Neil Ruparelia
    Cardiology

    05-03-2021

    Dr Kanaganayagam is an excellent cardiologist with a superb patient manner and personal skills. He has specialty interests in the management of heart failure and a particular expertise in complex cardiac imaging. I would strongly recommend him having previously trained together and now more recently working together as consultant colleagues.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Heart Muscle Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Valvular Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Palpitations, Heart Murmurs, Coronary Artery Disease, Dizziness, Chest Pain, Heart Failure
    For procedures: CT Coronary Angiogram, Calcium Coronary Score, Transoesophageal Echocardiogram, Echocardiogram, Exercise Stress Test, Bubble Contrast Echocardiography, Cardiac MRI
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr P Boon Lim
    Dr P Boon Lim
    Cardiology

    28-06-2020

    Sunthar is excellent - a well rounded cardiologist with a strong interest in cardiac imaging and who is an expert in CT scanning and echocardiography. Friendly, with great communication skills and a pleasure to work with.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Heart Muscle Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Palpitations, Heart Valve Problems, Heart Murmurs, Coronary Artery Disease, Dizziness, Congestive Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Angina
    For procedures: CT Coronary Angiogram, Calcium Coronary Score, Transoesophageal Echocardiogram, Echocardiogram, Exercise Stress Test, Cardiac MRI
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Oliver Segal
    Dr Oliver Segal
    Cardiology

    28-06-2020

    Excellent cardiac imaging specialist who I work with frequently for both echo, TOE, CT and cardiac MRI. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Heart Valve Problems, Heart Murmurs
    For procedures: Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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