Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer

Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer



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17 years of experience
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“World class service with Dr Nijjer, very experienced cardiologist that was able to articulate complex medical terms into an easy manner to understand. Wrote highly comprehensive reports and, in a week I had done blood tests, eco, MRI and two consultation visits with the final diagnose/clinical judgment. Extremely empathetic with my case and myself as a person. Responds in matter of hours to emails. 5*, highly recommended :)“
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  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Interventional Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6103417
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    935 reviews


    Dr. Nijjer is an award winning Cardiologist who has an international reputation in coronary heart disease. Dr Nijjer is available in person and via video consultations - these are available daily, even in the evenings and weekends. He sees patients with chest pain or angina, breathlessness, palpitations, high blood pressure, and all cardiac problems.

    Dr Nijjer is an internationally recognised expert in invasive coronary physiology, an advanced technique which can help guide Cardiologists on when and where a coronary stent is needed. He has performed ground-breaking research into invasive technologies that have changed the field and lead to better treatment of patients around the world. He is regularly invited as a speaker and faculty at international conferences including the American College of Cardiology and TCT. Following his research, he provides medical education to other Doctors.

    Dr. Nijjer studied medicine at the University of Bristol, where he graduated with Honours in 2004 with two undergraduate scholarships and many academic prizes. He was also awarded a First Class Honours degree with prizes in Pharmacology which was supported by the prestigious Wolfson Award from the Royal College of Physicians.

    In his role as Consultant, Dr Nijjer has strived to deliver the best patient care while working across multiple hospital sites in west London. He works closely with General Practitioners, Kidney and Diabetes specialists to ensure the best outcomes for patients with complex needs.

    Dr. Nijjer is committed to the better treatment of patients through the development and application of new medical technologies. His PhD, funded by the Medical Research Council and awarded by Imperial College, involved the development of new techniques (iFR and iFR-pullback) to measure blood flow in coronary arteries with blockages. Dr Nijjer pioneered the use of iFR-pullback to better use coronary stents in patients with many blockages and the iFR technology has now been used in thousands of patients around the world. A recent editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine referred to it as 'the new gold standard' and major international studies are ongoing and Dr Nijjer has worked on the design and running of these complex studies.

    Dr. Nijjer possesses clinical expertise in all aspects of cardiology, including treating patients with chest pain, angina, breathlessness on exertion, palpitations or collapse. He has expertise in assessing and treating patients at increased risk of heart disease such as patients with high blood pressure, diabetes or raised cholesterol. He uses all of the latest stress testing techniques and if needed, invasive angiography, coronary stenting, and can implant pacemakers or cardiac monitoring devices when it is needed.

    Dr. Nijjer's holistic approach to treatment is one of understanding as he recognises and responds to the fact that an individual's medical issues exist alongside other aspects of their lives, treating any medical conditions in a way that fits the lifestyle of his patients. He utilises the latest guideline-supported cardiac test to ensure his patients are fully investigated in addition to his thorough clinical assessment.

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    • Echocardiogram
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Angioplasty
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • Video Consultation
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac MRI
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Coronary Angiography
    • Coronary Stent Insertion
    • ECG Monitor
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Intravascular Ultrasound
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scan
    • Pacemaker Surgery
    • Pacemaker Surgery
    • Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair
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    Special interests

    • Chest Pain
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Palpitations
    • Heart Attack
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Angina
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Long QT Syndrome
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Tachycardia
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Ventricular Fibrillation
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    • BSc (Hons) University of Bristol 2001 (First Class)
    • MB ChB (Hons) University of Bristol 2004
    • MRCP (London) Royal College of Physicians 2007
    • PhD Imperial College London 2016
    • British Cardiac Intervention Society, Communications Lead
    • Royal Society of Medicine, President, Cardiology Section
    • British Cardiac Society
    • European Society of Cardiology Microcirculation Working Group
    • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
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