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Best Cardiac MRI specialists in London, UK 2021 | Doctify

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1 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0AR - 1.08 miles
OneWelbeck Heart Health - 1.08 miles
1 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0AR
23 years of experience
Cardiac MRI, CT Coronary Angiogram, ECG Monitor, Chest Pain + 25 more

Dr Mark Westwood is a Cardiologist currently based at the private practices 120 Old Broad Street and London Bridge Hospital. His current post is St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. His areas of specialism are cardiac CT/MRI. His areas of interest include chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations and cardio-oncology. He is the current president of the British Society of Cardiac MRI, the UK's national representative body for cardiac MRI. He is also the vice president for training and education in cardiology in the UK.

Dr Westwood completed an MA at St John’s College, Oxford in 1994 and qualified in Medicine at St Bartholomew’s and London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1997, with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. In 2005 he completed a Doctorate of Medicine at Imperial College London. He is currently the Director of Medical Education at Barts Heart Centre, responsible for the training and education of junior medical staff. He is also the Training Programme Director for Cardiology for the North East Thames region in London.

In addition, Dr Westwood is interested in research regarding cardiac MRI and offers courses to GPs.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Cardiac MRI
  • CT Coronary Angiogram
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • ECG monitor (24 hours)
  • Calcium Coronary Score
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Scan (Cardiac MRI)
  • Chest Pain
  • Palpitations
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dizziness
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Murmurs
  • Loss Of Consciousness (Syncope)
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Dr Oliver Guttmann - Cardiac MRI Specialist
1 Welbeck St, Marylebone, London, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0AR - 1.08 miles
OneWelbeck - 1.08 miles
1 Welbeck St, Marylebone, London, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0AR
Recommended by 8 specialists
15 years of experience
Cardiac MRI, Chest Pain, Palpitations, High Blood Pressure + 30 more

Dr Oliver Guttmann studied at Cambridge and University College London, graduating with a first-class BA (Hons) in Neuroscience and merit in Medicine. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians before completing his training in cardiology at the Heart Hospital, London Chest Hospital and the Barts Heart Centre. He obtained his MD (Res) for research in atrial fibrillation and stroke in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at University College London.

Dr Guttmann now works as a Consultant Cardiologist at St Bartholomew's Hospital and Honorary Associate Professor at UCL. He consults in general adult cardiology and has a special interest in chest pain management and coronary interventions. Dr Guttmann also treats all patients with suspected or confirmed cardiomyopathies and has particular expertise in myocarditis and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Dr Guttmann also offers telephone and video consultations.

Dr Guttmann also takes an interest in research and has published articles on inherited inflammatory heart disease, risk stratification in cardiomyopathy and outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention.

He is the Clinical Lead of the Coronary Care Unit at Barts Heart Centre. He also edits proposals for Cochrane Heart and is a member of the working group on pericardial and myocardial disease of the European Society of Cardiology and the Finance Committee of the British Cardiovascular Society.

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Prof. Gerald Carr-White - Cardiac MRI Specialist
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR - 1.79 miles
London Bridge Hospital - 1.79 miles
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
Recommended by 14 specialists
27 years of experience
Cardiac MRI, Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy, Echocardiogram + 32 more

Professor Gerald Carr-White is a leading London consultant cardiologist. He specialises in conditions of the heart, including heart failure, inherited cardiac diseases, general cardiology including the assessment of palpitations, chest pain and valvular heart disease.

Professor Carr-White, the clinical lead for heart failure, and inherited diseases at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, leading one of the largest services in the UK for the last 14 years; is now the medical director of the cardiovascular, respiratory and critical care unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS trust.

After qualifying from St George’s hospital with University of London honours in Medicine, Professor Carr-White trained in general medicine at the Brompton, Hammersmith and St Mary’s hospitals before becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1996. He then obtained a PhD in the mechanics of ventricular function from the Brompton Hospital in 2000, working with Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub and Dr Derek Gibson. His specialist cardiology training was at the Brompton and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals. He obtained his higher certification in both cardiology and general medicine in 2006.

He has sat on the 2 main national leadership groups for cardiology helping develop regional and national guidelines and service specifications for NHS England and is currently one of 2 cardiologists sitting on the pan London oversight board for strategy, patient pathways and Covid management and recovery.

Professor Carr-White is currently the vice president for Cardiomyopathy UK, leading patient education events across the country, and is an elected member of the national association of inherited cardiac diseases. He is the network clinical lead for both King’s Health Partners and the NHS England South London Cardiac Network, coordinating patient pathways across a population of 8 million people. He is also the HCA national lead for heart failure.

Alongside his clinical work, Dr Carr-White is a Professor in heart failure and inherited diseases at King's College London, and lectures both nationally and internationally. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals, in the fields of heart failure, inherited cardiac diseases, cardiac imaging and valve disease, and has been granted over 7 million pounds in research grant income.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Heart failure
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Genetic Cardiac Diseases 
  • Inherited Cardiac Conditions
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St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA - 2.31 miles
The Wellington Hospital - 2.31 miles
St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
Recommended by 3 specialists
25 years of experience
Cardiac MRI, Echocardiogram, Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat), ECG Monitor + 63 more


Dr Raj Khiani is a General Cardiologist gaining his qualifications in 1995 in England at Royal Free Hospital in 1995. He then had junior doctor posts in North London, continuing at Papworth and completed 2 years of research in Manchester. He is registered with all major insurance companies and sees self-funding patients as part of his practice.

Dr Khiani is an expert in all common cardiac symptoms including palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath and blackout while subspecialising in arrhythmia, cardiac devices and heart failure. He can manage all common cardiac disorders including ischaemic heart disease, atrial fibrillation, blood pressure, valvular heart disease and heart failure.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Permanent pacemaker Implantation
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) 
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
  • DCCV 
  • Implantable Loop Recorder Insertion (ILR)
  • Arrhythmia
  • Heart Failure
  • ICD implantation
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • CRT implantation
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Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer - Cardiac MRI Specialist
68 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 7HE - 1.09 miles
One Heart Clinic Harley Street - 1.09 miles
68 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 7HE
Recommended by 7 specialists
17 years of experience
Cardiac MRI, Chest Pain, High Blood Pressure, Echocardiogram + 39 more

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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Dr G Sunthar Kanaganayagam - Cardiac MRI Specialist
1 Welbeck St, Marylebone, London, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0AR - 1.08 miles
OneWelbeck - 1.08 miles
1 Welbeck St, Marylebone, London, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0AR
Recommended by 10 specialists
13 years of experience
Cardiac MRI, Chest Pain, High Blood Pressure, Echocardiogram + 35 more

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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Chenies Mews Imaging Centre 69-75 Chenies Mews, London, United Kingdom, WC1E 6HX - 1.13 miles
Chenies Mews Imaging Centre - 1.13 miles
Chenies Mews Imaging Centre 69-75 Chenies Mews, London, United Kingdom, WC1E 6HX
Recommended by 2 specialists
18 years of experience
Cardiac MRI, Chest Pain, ECG (Electrocardiogram), Echocardiogram + 26 more

Dr Daniel Sado is a multiple international and national award winning Cardiology Consultant and lead for the cardiac MRI program at King's College Hospital, a leading teaching and research facility based in London. He is also the Cardiology co-lead for long COVID services in South East London and for the myocarditis clinic at Kings. His private clinics are located at London Bridge Hospital and The Lister Hospital in Chelsea. In addition to general cardiology, Dr Sado has special interests in heart failure, heart imaging, cardiac care in patients with cancer and genetic heart disorders.

Dr Sado has received worldwide, national, and regional accolades for his research and has more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is often invited to deliver lectures and chair sessions at both national and international conferences.

Dr Sado is a training programme director for South Thames Cardiology trainees and sits on the UK national startegic advisory committee for cardiology education. He is also an elected member of the British Cardiac Society executive committee, the British Society of Cardiac MRI and the Royal Society of Medicine Education Committee. 

In his work with patients and staff, Dr Sado values integrity, honesty, empathy, and a desire to always improve his cardiac practice and that of others. His overarching goal is to deliver the greatest possible quality of clinical treatment, research, teaching, leadership, and management in healthcare.

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35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G - 1.26 miles
The Harley Street Clinic - 1.26 miles
35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
16 years of experience
Cardiac MRI, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Bubble Contrast Echocardiography + 20 more

Konstantinos Savvatis is a Consultant Cardiologist in the Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit at Barts Heart Centre in London and Honorary Associate Professor in University College London and Queen Mary University London. He trained at the Department of Cardiology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany, one of the largest centres in Europe focusing on dilated and inflammatory cardiomyopathy. He acquired his PhD on the immunomodulatory role of matrix metalloproteinases in acute myocarditis and continued working as Clinician Scientist at the Charité and the Centre for Regenerative Therapies focusing on the role of fibrosis and fibroblasts in heart failure and cardiomyopathy.

His main clinical and academic interests are genetic and inflammatory cardiomyopathies and, especially, the risk assessment and therapy of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis and cardiac involvement in Neuromuscular Conditions (limb girdle, Duchenne and Becker’s muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, Friedreich’s ataxia).

He is specialised in advanced cardiovascular MRI and echocardiography.

His work has been published in several high impact journals, such as Nature Communications, Circulation, Circulation Research, JACC and European Heart Journal.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments


Cardiac sarcoidosis

Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy

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27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR - 1.79 miles
London Bridge Hospital - 1.79 miles
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
Recommended by 1 specialist
21 years of experience
Cardiac MRI, Atrial Fibrillation, ECG (Electrocardiogram), ECG Monitor + 31 more

I am a Consultant Cardiologist based in London and Kent. 

I have a special interest in the treatment of rhythm disorders of the heart and I believe in putting patients at the centre of their care.

I feel that patients get the best result when treated by a specialist and I no longer treat patients who have chest pains or heart attacks.

The most common symptom that my patients have is palpitations and this can range from an occasional flutter to a racing heart beat and shortness of breath.

An area where I have developed a particular interest is in treating patients who have suffered the effects of chemotherapy on the heart.

I believe in treating you as a whole and will work with you to get to the bottom of what is causing your symptoms.  It is not always obvious at the outset as the tests that we perform in the clinic will just show a snapshot in time.

This is why I have embraced the use of wearable technology and can help you to monitor your heart all of the time, not just in the consulting room.

My patients always have access to me and my team and I have set up a private WhatsApp Heart Support Group where you can share your experiences and discuss things in a safe and closed environment.

I want to provide accessible and convenient care and I undertake remote video, phone as well as face to face consultations in London and Kent. 

I strive to ensure that I always have enough time to listen to you and am always happy to see any of my previous patients if there is a recurrence of their problems or if their symptoms have not improved.

I am able to offer a range of treatments from advice around diet and lifestyle, through to medical treatments and on to more invasive procedures such as cardiac ablations, pacemaker and defibrillator implantation.

I graduated with distinction from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s School of Medicine in 1999, and trained in Cardiology in London and the South East. I researched the use of echocardiography to assess the effect of cardiac pacing and was awarded a research doctorate by Kings College London. I am accredited by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Device therapy. I am a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and the Royal College of Physicians.

I am accredited by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners in both cardiac pacemakers/defibrillators and in adult cardiac electrophysiology.

I am a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

I practice at the Spire Alexandra Hospital, the Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery, the London Bridge Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals in London.  My NHS practice is at Medway Maritime Hospital and at St Thomas’s Hospital, London.

I am accredited by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners

I am currently Principal Investigator on several multi-centre international clinical trials to bring cutting edge research to patients.

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68 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 7HE - 1.09 miles
One Heart Clinic Harley Street - 1.09 miles
68 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 7HE
Recommended by 3 specialists
15 years of experience
Cardiac MRI, Chest Pain, Heart Bypass Surgery, Echocardiogram + 6 more

Dr Graham Cole is a Consultant Cardiologist based at the world-famous Hammersmith Hospital, part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He practises privately at convenient London locations including One Heart Clinic 68 Harley Street, Imperial College Healthcare, Highgate hospital and Chenies Mews Imaging Centre.

He has broad expertise in assessing patients with shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, collapses and ankle swelling. He also has expertise in assessing cardiovascular risk, and assessing patients needing surgery to minimise their risk.

He is a sub-specialist in cardiac imaging, being extensively trained and accredited in using modern techniques (echo, cardiac MRI, cardiac CT) to investigate patients painlessly and non-invasively. He has additional expertise in heart failure.

Graham qualified from Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University in 2005, achieving a First Class Honours degree in Natural Sciences. He went on to achieve the very unusual feat of Distinctions in every area of his final medical examinations at Cambridge University. He subsequently completed the Hammersmith medical rotation as a junior doctor followed by a further decade of specialist cardiology training in the prestigious North-West Thames rotation. This included a four year fellowship in cardiac MRI at the world-leading Heart Hospital Imaging Centre under Prof James Moon, the London CT fellowship and a PhD in echocardiography.

He has a track record of publishing research that matters to patients. Highlights include developing ways to help patients make individualised decisions about the pros and cons of different treatments, and developing imaging techniques to be able to make precise diagnoses and know when a patient’s condition has changed.  He has recently co-led a large study using advanced MRI scanning to identify the types of cardiac damage arising following COVID-19 infection and regularly sees and evaluates patients who have chest pain, shortness of breath or palpitations following COVID-19.  

Patients can be assured he has a meticulous approach to making sure they receive the best treatment based on good evidence - he has previously spotlighted and successfully campaigned to change potentially harmful clinical guidelines used by thousands of doctors that were based on unreliable research.

He prides himself on a caring but clear approach, with explanations and advice tailored carefully to individual patients.

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What is a cardiac MRI scan?

A cardiac MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a non-invasive procedure that uses large magnets and radio waves to produce still and moving pictures of the heart. A cardiac MRI scan can create both 2D and 3D images.

What does a cardiac MRI scan diagnose?

A cardiac MRI scan diagnoses a wide range of heart conditions. These include: coronary artery diseases, inherited heart diseases in children and adults, pericardial diseases, cardiomyopathy, heart valve disease, and cardiac tumours.

What is a cardiac MRI used for?

A cardiac MRI is used for detecting a range of heart diseases through producing accurate images of the heart. There are many different types of cardiac MRI scans. These include: cardiac viability (perfusion and delay) MRI; right ventricle (RV) and left ventricle (LV) function MRI; structural assessment MRI; and, MRI cardiac stress perfusion. For example, MRI cardiac stress perfusion examines blood flow (perfusion) in the heart both at rest and under stress. 

How do I prepare for a cardiac MRI?

You don’t need to do anything specific to prepare for your cardiac MRI scan. Your care team just needs to check if you have any implanted devices, such as pacemakers and artificial heart valves, or other metal objects. This is so they can avoid any risks and ensure any device or metal doesn’t affect the scan quality. You can eat and drink, but you need to avoid caffeine 12 hours before your cardiac MRI. Before the procedure, you need to remove any metal objects, such as watches, belts, and jewellery and change into a hospital gown.

What does a cardiac MRI scan involve?

A member of the clinical team invites you to enter the scanner room. You’ll be then asked to lie on the table and go inside the MRI scanner. A nurse will insert a cannula in your arm to inject a contrast agent (a dye) so that they can see specific structures in the heart clearly. If you’re having an MRI cardiac stress perfusion test, a second cannula will be attached to your other arm. You’ll then be given an injection of a drug called adenosine, which increases the blood flow into your heart. The idea is to simulate physical exercise and its effect on the heart. Adenosine combined with the contrast agent can allow the radiologist to identify parts of the heart that are not receiving enough blood supply. 

The MRI scanner can be noisy so you’ll be given headphones to listen to music to help you relax. If you’re claustrophobic, you may want to ask the doctor who referred you for a cardiac MRI for a mild sedative, to be taken before the exam. Alternatively, some hospitals have open cardiac MRI units that are open on both sides to make the procedure less stressful for claustrophobic patients. Any physical movement causes images to be blurred so you’ll be asked to hold your breath several times during the scan.

How long does it take to do a cardiac MRI?

The scan can take between 30 and 90 minutes depending on the type of MRI scan or problem being investigated. 

What to do after a cardiac MRI?

There are no restrictions after you’ve completed a cardiac MRI scan. You can go back to your normal day-to-day activities straight after the test. However, if you’ve taken a sedative during the scan, you need to make arrangements with a relative or friend to transport you home. If you’ve been given a contrast agent, drink plenty of fluids for 24 hours after the test to flush it out of your system.