Dr Rajappan is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist. He has particular expertise in managing heart arrhythmias – electrical disorders of the heart’s beating rhythm.
He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in 2007. Before that, he completed advanced training in managing cardiac rhythm disorders at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London with pioneering cardiologist and electrophysiologist, Professor Richard Schilling.
Each year he sees and treats hundreds of patients with rhythm disorders such as atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation. One of the key treatments is catheter ablation in which a catheter is inserted via a vein and threaded round to the heart. The heat from an electrode (metal ring) at the tip of the catheter destroys the problem tissue and restores normal heart rhythm. A benefit of this treatment is there is no longer a need for medication.
The patients Dr Rajappan sees will typically have one or more of the following: rapid palpitations, irregular heartbeats, ectopic or ‘skipped’ beats, slow heartbeats, dizzy spells, blackouts, breathlessness.
Diagnosis of their condition is backed up by evidence from the Oxford Private Heart and Lung Centre’s state of the art cardiac imaging suite.
A member of the Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary
Medical Advisory Panel on driving and disorders of the cardiovascular system
(specialising in Electrophysiology)
Treatments and tests offered by Dr Kim Rajappan at Nuffield Health
- Event monitor
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronisation therapy
- Cardiac electrophysiology study and catheter ablation
- Zio® XT Cardiac Monitor
- Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)
- Interventional cardiology
Dr Rajappan has several awards for his work in his field of expertise. He is co-author of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Catheter Ablation, one of the main textbooks for training junior doctors in the diagnosis and treatment of rhythm disorders of the heart.
Dr Rajappan’s research interests include exploring the best techniques for AF ablation. He is a regular speaker at national and international cardiology conferences and has more than a hundred biomedical journal papers, abstracts, and other publications.
- Member of Heart Rhythm UK
- British Medical Association
Other posts held
- Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Insurers Dr Kim Rajappan works with
Dr Kim Rajappan works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA PPP Healthcare
- AXA PPP International
- CS Healthcare
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Dr Kim Rajappan does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Dr Kim Rajappan does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Dr Kim Rajappan does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.