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Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer
Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer
BSc MBChB MRCP PhD
Cardiology
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Interventional Cardiology

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 6103417

LANGUAGES

english, punjabi, urdu, hindi

RECOMMENDED FOR

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Cardiology

About

Dr. Nijjer is an award winning Cardiologist who has an international reputation in coronary physiology.  He works a Consultant Cardiologist at both the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Foundation NHS Trust. He is a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. He undertakes his private practice at 27 Harley Street and also see patients at BMI Syon Clinic, the Cromwell Hospital and the Wellington Hospital.  He also see patients at the private facilities at the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.


Dr Nijjer performs coronary intervention at the catheter suites of both the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.  He also performs procedures at the Cromwell Hospital and the Wellington Hospital.  He provides a full range of invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. He is part of the Primary Angioplasty on-call service at the Hammersmith Hospital which provides 24/7 care for patients suffering from a heart attack.

 

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.


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.  He undertook his Cardiology training at the Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital.  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.

 

Personal Website for more details

Visit www.DrNijjer.com to read more information on how Dr Nijjer can help you and to read information on common heart tests.

 

Videos of Dr Nijjer

Visit this Youtube link to see Dr Nijjer discussing the management and treatment approach to Atrial Fibrillation - a common heart problem: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfXMzWVqRx4

 

 

Video of Dr Nijjer talking about advances in healthcare technology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe1OpC2-YQY&t

 

Video - Dr Nijjer discussing the merits of stenting versus coronary artery bypass surgery

https://health-shared.com/s/is-it-better-to-have-a-pci-or-a-bypass-operation-for-coronary-artery-disease-1553817564456

 

Video - Dr Nijjer walks through a typical Cardiac Catheter Lab

https://health-shared.com/s/walk-through-of-the-cardiac-cath-lab-at-west-middlesex-hospital-1554406581893

 

Video - Dr Nijjer discusses coronary angiography

https://health-shared.com/s/how-cardiologists-figure-out-if-the-arteries-to-the-heart-are-narrowed-1554407028369

 

Video - Dr Nijjer discusses medicines you need to take after stenting

https://health-shared.com/s/tablets-youll-need-to-take-after-coronary-stenting-1554407281383

 

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Medical Procedures

  • Coronary angiography
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention with/without stenting
  • Advanced adjunctive intracoronary technologies
  • Fractional flow reserve (FFR)
  • Instant wave free ratio (iFR)
  • Coronary flow reserve (CFR)
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Devices: single and dual chamber pacemaker insertion
  • Echocardiography
  • Reporting of echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography
  • CT Coronary Angiography
  • Reporting of CT Coronary Angiography
 

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Special Interests

  • Cardiac disease prevention
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Collapse
  • Angina
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Heart attacks
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiac Valve disease
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Pacemakers
  • Hypertension / high blood pressure 
  • Hypercholesterolaemia / high cholesterol
  • Cardiac risk assessment
 

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-elect of Cardiology Section
 
  • British Cardiac Society
  • European Society of Cardiology Microcirculation Working Group
  • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
 

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5.0

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Bedside Manner
I cannot recommend Dr Nijjer highly enough. I felt to be in extremely good hands, the diagnosis was well explained and an effective medication found quickly. As a result my condition is well controlled and I feel very well. Thank you!
Patient seen for:Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
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20-03-2020
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Dr Nijjer is first rate. He was kind, considerate, interested and caring. Great communicator and clear a man who knows his stuff. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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17-03-2020
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I was referred to Dr Nijjer following intermittent chest pain and a rather extensive family history of heart problems. On our first meeting, he greeted me warmly and the meeting progressed with some pointed questions but more importantly, a genuine desire to help and listen to my issues. I felt immediately at ease and was also convinced early on that he was incredibly knowledgeable and very much up to date on new advancements in his field. Highly professional, great listener and wonderful patient interaction - I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Nijjer to others. Probably one of the best medical experiences I have had.
Patient seen for:Chest Pain
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16-03-2020
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Dr Nijjer has a very warm manner, he gave me information in an easy to understand way, including hand drawn pictures and he was happy to answer all questions. He recommended a series of tests and explained the results and in my case found me a brilliant surgeon, with excellent results. I am now fully recovered and back to full health. I can strongly recommend Dr Nijjer, I have full confidence in him and would personally recommend him to my friends and family should they need his assistance.
Patient seen for:Heart murmurs
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08-03-2020
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Dr. Nijjer is an extremely friendly, professional and courteous consultant who listens to your concerns and translates that into an ability to put you at ease despite your obvious anxiety. He inspires confidence in analysing your situation which in turn aids your own feeling of well being. I could not more highly recommend my consultation with him or the outputs from the consultation which really does put the patient at the very heart of everything.
Patient seen for:Chest Pain
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08-03-2020
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Very calm and professional and provided a detailed explanation of his assessment.
Verified Patient
07-03-2020
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Very professional and courteous. Gave clear explanations and possible outcomes. Appointments were on time and succinct. Also gave confidence by clearly being highly knowledgable on his subject.
Verified Patient
03-03-2020
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Dr Nijjer is an absolute gem of a doctor. He has impeccable bedside manner, he explains things in a clear way and he really cares about his patients. His knowledge and expertise demonstrates that he's at the top of his field. I would recommend Dr Nijjer to anyone looking for a Cardiologist.
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25-02-2020
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My consultations with Dr Nijjer were really positive and it was a pleasure to meet him. He was very clear in his explanations, listened very carefully to what I had to say, was very kind in how he offered advice and showed real empathy when discussing my condition and its causes. He's a credit to his profession and I would not hesitate in asking for his help again in future.
Patient seen for:Cardiology
Verified Patient
19-02-2020
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First class experience, and could not do more to make me feel at ease and that he had my best interests in mind.
Patient seen for:Chest Pain
Verified Patient
11-02-2020
Helpful?1

Peer Recommendations

BY dr P Boon Lim

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
Excellent cardiologist! Very conscientious and hard working. Clinically up to date. Very good colleague.
For specialty: Cardiology
For procedures: Pacemaker Implantation
Connection: Is a colleague

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