Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer

Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer

BSc MBChB MRCP PhD

Cardiology

Recommended by  
6 specialists

16 years of experience
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall

4.99

Bedside Manner

4.99

Explanation

4.98

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“I attended the One Heart Clinic in Harley Street in June 2021, with elevated blood pressure. Dr. Nijjer was welcoming, kind and thoroughly professional throughout. He examined me carefully and suggested an ECG, Echo cardiogram and CTScan of my heart. He was able to brief and debrief me on the results of these tests in a friendly, caring and sympathetic manner. I welcomed his empathy and plain speaking, and his ability to simplify the complexities of 'heart problems'. The after care was very good with thorough explanations of the follow-up questions I had asked. Dr. Nijjer is a very qualified and experienced heart cardiologist, and his treatment and care of me was truly exceptional.“
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Subspecialties

  • 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
    774 reviews

    About

    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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    Medical procedures

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

    • Chest Pain
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Angina
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Long QT Syndrome
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Palpitations
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Tachycardia
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Ventricular Fibrillation
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    Education

    • 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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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Chest Pain
    30/129
    Cardiology
    17/129
    High Blood Pressure
    17/129
    Echocardiogram
    7/129
    ECG (electrocardiogram)
    6/129
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    6/129
    Palpitations
    6/129
    Angioplasty
    5/129
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    5/129
    Cardiovascular disease
    5/129
    Heart Attack
    5/129
    24 hour blood pressure monitor
    4/129
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    4/129
    Atrial Fibrillation
    4/129
    Heart murmurs
    4/129
    Angina
    3/129
    Cardiac Investigations
    3/129
    Coronary Artery Disease
    3/129
    Calcium Coronary Score
    2/129
    Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Scan (cardiac MRI)
    2/129
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    2/129
    High Cholesterol
    2/129
    Video Consultation
    2/129
    coronary angiography
    2/129
    coronary stent insertion
    2/129
    24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    1/129
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    1/129
    Blocked or damaged tubes
    1/129
    Breathlessness
    1/129
    Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    1/129
    Cholestrial
    1/129
    Collapse
    1/129
    Congestive Heart Failure
    1/129
    Dizziness
    1/129
    ECG Monitor
    1/129
    ECG monitor (24 hours)
    1/129
    Heart Failure
    1/129
    I had difficulty in breathing
    1/129
    I had heart issues with low heart beat and angina
    1/129
    Interventional Cardiology
    1/129
    Myocardial Perfusion Scans
    1/129
    Pacemaker Implantation
    1/129
    Pacemakers
    1/129
    Unstable Angina
    1/129
    and heart monitoring
    1/129
    artery blockage
    1/129
    cardiology
    1/129
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Blood Pressure Cardiac Investigations
    I attended the One Heart Clinic in Harley Street in June 2021, with elevated blood pressure. Dr. Nijjer was welcoming, kind and thoroughly professional throughout. He examined me carefully and suggested an ECG, Echo cardiogram and CTScan of my heart. He was able to brief and debrief me on the results of these tests in a friendly, caring and sympathetic manner. I welcomed his empathy and plain speaking, and his ability to simplify the complexities of 'heart problems'. The after care was very good with thorough explanations of the follow-up questions I had asked. Dr. Nijjer is a very qualified and experienced heart cardiologist, and his treatment and care of me was truly exceptional.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    I first had the pleasure of meeting with Dr Nijjer two years ago and have just been back for a further check-in. I have found him to be immensely thorough, supportive and kindly reassuring. He and his team have been quickly responsive and extremely helpful at each stage. Strongly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Blood Pressure ECG (Electrocardiogram) Echocardiogram
    Dr Nijjer has a very pleasant and calm manner. My experience with him has been first class, he is very informative and listened carefully to the symptoms I was facing.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations High Blood Pressure
    I found Dr. Nijjer very efficient and professional and I was very impressed with the speed he was able to organise all the necessary diagnostic tests for me. I was kept informed about all results and Dr. Nijjer explained everything in a way I could understand. I felt and still feel in very safe hands with this very pleasant and empathetic doctor.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Blood Pressure Chest Pain
    He was excellent from start to finish, very happy with his professional attitude whilst keeping it friendly . Made me feel comfortable and informed without getting to technical.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain Angioplasty Atrial Fibrillation
    Dr Nijjer (Sukh) and his team have been fantastic. No one would want to need to see a heart consultant, but in what is obviously a potentially very stressful and worrying situation he has been a model of calm professionalism, exuding a quiet confidence that 'solutions can be found'. His team fixed me up with the relevant tests, which were done very efficiently without adding further stress, and I was then brought into West Middlesex for an angiogram. In my case this then turned into the need for an urgent treatment with stents. The team there were brilliant, calm and organised, again making me feel very confident in their hands. Given what they unexpectedly found inside me they could have been forgiven a few 'oh no, this looks bad' type remarks between them, but there weren't, they remained totally professional and 'matter of fact'. I was kept informed of what they were doing for me as they did it in, in a way that I really appreciated. Before and after the operation he has been great at answering my uninformed and nervous questions, at all times of day and night. I'd really rather not do this again, but if I do need to, I would totally trust Sukh and his team to be able to fix me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Heart Failure Congestive Heart Failure Heart Attack
    My mum was taken by ambulance to St Mary in July 2019. Blood test showed damaged to the heart. She was then transferred to Hammersmith Hospital Heart Attack unit. A team of cardiologist saw her. The consultant Dr Nijjer explained they decided she needed rotablation to clear the blockage a big calcified lump in the left main artery, and to put a stent in. He said it was a high the risk procedure -10%. They will be no debris as the drilling is so fast that the calcium will vaporise. But the risk is high due to age, (90) her diabetes, kidneys at stage 3, and her dementia. A fragile brain can make her delirious and she may never come out of it. Dr Nijjer performed the operation on her. 3 stents were out in her. It is a success. She is alive today and mobile with no more breathing difficulties. She does most activities independently including going up 2 flights of stairs . She owes her life to Dr Nijjer. As a family we are so grateful. Most of all whenever we speak to Dr Nijjer he so patient, so clear in explaining the procedure, her condition to us and sharing our concerns and anxiety. One cannot ask for a better and more compassionate and understanding surgeon. My mother is a very lucky person to have come across Dr Nijjer.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain
    The level of support and care I received from Dr Nijjer was exceptional. He was very detailed and professional in his approach and showed great interest in my well-being. I would highly recommend Dr Nijjer for his expertise in cardiology, his friendly and passionate manner and attention to detail. Overall an excellent experience.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor High Blood Pressure
    My experience of Dr. Sukhjinder Nijjer, is one of complete trust and confidence in his expertise. His manner was very attentive and empathetic to the description of my symptoms. Furthermore, his attention to detail and his ability to present a corrective action plan, with such clarity and honesty was outstanding. His proactive nature to offer me the best medical advice (in my opinion) and subsequently deliver the required treatment as soon as possible, as well, recognizing the need to keep me totally informed was astonishing.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    I have been very happy with the care and support from Dr Nijjer and the advice he has given to me.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 6 doctors for:
    6

    Cardiology

    Dr Nickolaos Pantazopoulos
    Dr Nickolaos Pantazopoulos
    Cardiology

    27-06-2018

    Excellent cardiologist! Very conscientious and hard working. Clinically up to date. Very good colleague.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For procedures: Pacemaker Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr P Boon Lim
    Dr P Boon Lim
    Cardiology

    24-05-2018

    Dr Nijjer is an excellent cardiologist. He provides compassionate care with clear communication with his patients, who have all fed back directly to me about how he has a great bedside manner providing clear management plans with impeccable bedside manner. He is a an expert in complex coronary intervention

    For specialty: Cardiology
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Afzal Sohaib
    Dr Afzal Sohaib
    Cardiology

    31-07-2020

    Dr Nijjer is a world leading authority on coronary artery disease and at the forefront when it comes to offering patients cutting edge, evidence based treatment. I have seen him go above and beyond for his patients on many occasions.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Angina
    For procedures: Coronary Angiography, Angioplasty
    Connection: We trained together
    Dr Graham Cole
    Dr Graham Cole
    Cardiology

    06-08-2020

    Excellent colleague with very strong clinical and communication skills - expert sub-specialist in treatment of coronary disease and chest pain.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Atherosclerosis, Angina
    For procedures: Coronary Angiography, Angioplasty
    Connection: Is a colleague

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