Location
West Middlesex

Contact
E: chelwest.private.booking@nhs.net
T: 0203 315 8484

Our Consultants

Sukhjinder Nijjer

Consultant Cardiologist

BSc MBChB MRCP PhD

Profile

Dr Nijjer studied medicine at the University of Bristol, where he graduated with honours in 2004 with two undergraduate scholarships and numerous academic prizes. He was also awarded a first class honours degree in pharmacology, which was supported by the prestigious Wolfson Award from the Royal College of Physicians. He undertook his junior doctor and specialist training at the Hammersmith, Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals.

Dr Nijjer is committed to improving the treatment of patients through the development and application of new medical technologies. His PhD and on-going research programme has involved the development of new techniques to measure blood flow in coronary arteries with blockages. His PhD was awarded by Imperial College London and was supported by the prestigious Medical Research Council (MRC). While undertaking his PhD, Dr Nijjer worked within a highly renowned team to pioneer the use of iFR and iFR-pullback to better treat coronary blockages. iFR and iFR-Scout are now used in thousands of patients around the world and iFR has recently been called the ‘new gold standard’ by the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr Nijjer possesses clinical expertise in all aspects of general and interventional cardiology. He specialises in the investigation and management of coronary artery disease, including acute myocardial infarction (heart attacks) and in the treatment of patients who have had prior heart attacks. He is highly knowledgeable in anti-platelet and anticoagulant medications and the use of CT coronary angiography to help efficiently diagnose patients without the need for invasive procedures. Dr Nijjer is also skilled in helping patients with breathlessness and those experiencing palpitations. Not only this, but he has expertise in the use and interpretation of electrocardiography, echocardiography and stress testing. If the need arises, he is an expert in performing coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty and pacemaker implantation with the use of the latest technology and techniques to ensure that his treatments are guided and optimised appropriately. His research has placed him at the forefront in the use of coronary physiology and intravascular imaging to ensure every angioplasty case meets international gold standards.

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