Dr Tarvinder Dhanjal

Qualifications

MBChB (honours), MRCP (UK), PhD, FESC

GMC number: 4703651

Practicing since: 2000

Specialties

Cardiology

Consultation times

  • Tuesday evening weekly
  • Friday morning bi-monthly
  • Overview

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07497 419968

About

Dr Dhanjal is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire and Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital.

Dr Dhanjal is trained in all aspects of cardiac arrhythmia management including catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF), ventricular tachycardia (VT) and Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome, pacemaker / defibrillator implantation, cardiac resynchronisation therapy and left atrial appendage occlusion. His specialist interest is ablation of complex arrhythmias especially AF and life-threatening VT.

He qualified with Honours from Birmingham University in 2000 and was awarded his PhD in 2007 with research funded by the British Heart Foundation. He was awarded a clinical training lectureship at St Thomas’ Hospital, London where he completed his training in heart rhythm management (electrophysiology).

Dr Dhanjal was awarded a two year advanced electrophysiology fellowship at the renowned Henri Mondor Hospital in Paris and was appointed as a Consultant in 2014.

Dr Dhanjal has presented at several national and international conferences and published numerous scientific papers. He has received several awards and media recognition for his research and clinical work.

Special interests

Cardiology / Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology) / Atrial Fibrillation. Ablation (cautery) of complex heart rhythm abnormalities including atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular tachycardia (VT). Implantation of simple and complex pacemaker and defibrillator devices. Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO).

• Arrhythmias
• Palpitation
• Ventricular ectopics
• Atrial ectopics
• Chest pain
• Breathlessness
• Heart Failure
• Syncope
• Blackouts
• Atrial fibrillation (AF)
• Atrial Flutter
• SVT
• VT
• Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome
• Cardiac electrophysiology studies
• AF ablation (PVI)
• SVT ablation
• Flutter ablation
• Simple and complex cardiac ablation
• Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
• Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (Biventricular Pacing)
• Pacemaker implants
• Injectable Loop Recorder Implants
• External Cardioversion
• Internal Cardioversion
• Stroke prevention in AF
• Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure
• Heart problems
• Angina

Personal interests

Dr Dhanjal enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys a number of sports including; cricket, skiing, diving, football, and rugby.


Languages spoken

English, Punjabi, Hindi

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Tarvinder Dhanjal at Nuffield Health

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)
  • Cardiovascular risk profile
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm)
  • Event monitor
  • Family history screening
  • Cardiac electrophysiology and ablation
  • Echocardiogram
  • Return to work assessments

Locations Dr Tarvinder Dhanjal works with

Related experience

Research

Research and development is a key cornerstone within the NHS framework to strive to develop international standards. Dr Dhanjal has been trained to a standard of a full-time Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist with an interest in complex ablation of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. However, parallel to this he has maintained an active research profile publishing in high impact factor journals, winning international and national research awards and successfully obtaining research funding from the BHF.

Over the past few years he has developed an inter-hospital research project investigating mechanisms of ventricular tachycardia. This research project involves an international collaboration with Paris but importantly involves the entire cellular and molecular based research being performed at Warwick Medical School and the BHF research unit in South Wales. This research has been presented recently at the international Heart Rhythm Conference in San Francisco with the first publication within a high impact factor journal with exciting future prospects involving 'next generation gene sequencing' with the potential for the development of a molecular marker leading to a possible patent and pre-clinical trials. This work utilises a model of scar dependent VT which he developed with the support of Professor Nicolas Lellouche at Henri Mondor Creteil Hospital in Paris.  The next phase of the project involves laser capture dissection microscopy of target cells which will subsequently undergo RNA extraction for quality assessment prior to the BHF grant submission requesting funding to perform genetic profiling. The Clinical Sciences Building (CSB) at UHCW houses a laser capture dissection microscope and Warwick Medical School has a proven track record for RNA profiling and next generation gene sequencing.

Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Medical Association
  • British Cardiac Society
  • British Society of Cardiovascular Research
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology

Other post held

  • Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Insurers Dr Tarvinder Dhanjal works with

Dr Tarvinder Dhanjal works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA

Declaration

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

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

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