Ask the experts


To help support National Heart Month in February, we assembled a panel of two Cardiologists together with our Cardiology Services Manager, to help answer any questions you might have about the symptoms, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Thank you to those who have submitted a question, the video of our experts answering can be seen below:


Meet our Cardiology panel

Dr Naveen Mudalagiri

A specialist Consultant Cardiologist and Interventional Cardiologist with professional accreditation and specialist expertise in the diagnosis and management of ischaemic heart disease. He performs coronary angiography and angioplasty (stent insertion) and is part of the Kent wide primary angioplasty service which provides emergency treatment for patients diagnosed with a heart attack.

Dr Peter Kabunga

A specialist in arrhythmias and heart rhythm problems. He performs electrophysiology studies and ablation for heart rhythm disorders, pacemaker and loop recorder implantation, defibrillator (ICD) implantation, internal and external cardioversion and echocardiograms. Dr Kabunga is accredited in cardiac electrophysiology by the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS).

Anne Hatswell

KIMS Hospital’s Cardiology Services Manager has led a team of cardiac nurses who support both our patients and the cardiology consultants since the hospital opened in 2014. With over 15 years’ experience in interventional cardiology, Anne has previously led her team at the hospital to win the prestigious national Laing Buisson Nursing Practice Award.

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Our 'ask the expert' events are an opportunity for you to ask the clinicians questions about your symptoms, and about prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The consultants listed work for KIMS Hospital under practising privileges, which is the ‘license’ agreed between independent medical professionals and a private healthcare provider. Under these privileges, they are committed to work within the governance framework of our hospital, and to our hospital values.

Whilst we will endeavour to answer all questions in the video, this may not be possible if we receive a high volume, or if a question submitted is not appropriate. 

Please note that your email address will only be used to send you a link to the video once published, and will be deleted immediately after.

Please be aware that the answers and advice given are without physical examination, and do not replace the need for a consultation. If your symptoms are urgent then please do not hesitate to contact your GP, and in the event of an emergency please call 999.

From diagnosis to recovery

We perform a variety of tests to help your Consultant find the cause of your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan. KIMS Hospital is home to the only private interventional cardiology facility in Kent, offering you the most comprehensive private cardiology service in the area.


Interventional Suite at KIMS Hospital