Dr James Harrison

Personal profile

Dr James Harrison is a Consultant Cardiologist at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. He is the clinical lead for the heart rhythm and pacing service at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley. He performs regular cardiac MRI and CT studies and has a specialist interest in pre-operative Cardiology and optimisation of patients for non-cardiac surgery. 

He undertook pre-clinical studies at Cambridge University and clinical training at Oxford University, graduating in 2005. During his Cardiology training in London, he was awarded a British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship to undertake a PhD at St Thomas’ Hospital in cardiac MRI and electrophysiology. He has published over 35 peer-reviewed articles and has won national and international prizes for his research. He is recognised by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners as a Certified Cardiac Devices Specialist.

Professional Memberships

  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging

Clinical Interests

  • Heart rhythm disorders;
  • Implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT);
  • Cardiac, Cardiac CT;
  • General Cardiology – chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness and blackouts, hypertension, lipid disorders, valve disease;
  • Pre-operative Cardiology

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