Dr Nikant Sabharwal



GMC number: 4319573

Practising since: 1996



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Dr Sabharwal is a consultant cardiologist with a subspecialty interest in cardiovascular imaging (echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT). Cardiovascular imaging plays an essential role in the successful diagnosis and subsequent treatment of a wide range of heart disorders, including coronary artery disease, valve disease and heart failure.

Dr Sabharwal is also head of the Nuclear Cardiology Department at the John Radcliffe Hospital. He and another cardiology consultant perform nuclear cardiology tests on over 2000 patients every year.

Other diagnostic tests Dr Sabharwal often uses in his cardiology patients include stress echocardiography (DSE) and transoesophageal echocardiograpy (TOE). A DSE is a non-radiation alternative to the MPS test which provides similar information with regard to the blood supply to the heart. A TOE is an ultrasound scan of the heart that is taken in such a way that prevents other organs blocking the view of the heart so that a full detailed full image of the heart can be achieved.

Dr Sabharwal trained in London and Oxford and was Senior Cardiac Imaging Fellow at Harefield hospital in 2009.

He is the past President of the British Nuclear Cardiology Society, and has British Society of Echocardiography accreditation in both echocardiography and TOE.

Other interests

  • Ambulatory ECG
  • Ambulatory blood pressure recording
  • Blood pressure test
  • CT coronary angiography
  • Cardiac stress testing
  • Contrast echocardiography
  • ECG recorder
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Nuclear cardiology

Personal interests

When he has spare time, Dr Sabharwal, who has 3 young children, enjoys cycling - though he describes himself as a "fairweather cyclist".

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Nikant Sabharwal at Nuffield Health

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  • Event monitor
  • CT scan (or CAT scan)
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

Locations Dr Nikant Sabharwal works with

Related experience


Dr Sabharwal has published more than 20 journal articles and is the lead author of the book Nuclear Cardiology (part of Oxford Specialist Handbooks series), one of the most highly recommended guides for doctors training in this specialty.

Other posts held

  • John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford (OUH)
  • The Horton General Hospital, Banbury (OUH)

Insurers Dr Nikant Sabharwal works with

Dr Nikant Sabharwal works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr Nikant Sabharwal does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Nikant Sabharwal does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Nikant Sabharwal does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.