Personal profile

Dr Kabunga qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London (LMSSA). He completed his junior medical training at the Royal Free Hospital, London and specialist cardiology training at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Dr Kabunga is accredited in cardiac electrophysiology by the British Heart Rhythm Society and in echocardiography by the British Society of Echocardiography.

He completed a graduate diploma in Cardiac Electrophysiology and a two-year Fellowship in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia.

Professional Membership

  • British Heart Rhythm Society 
  • British Society of Echocardiography
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)

Clinical Interests

  • Electrophysiology studies and ablation for heart rhythm disorders
  • Implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators (ICD), cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  • Palpitations, syncope and funny turns
  • Peri-operative cardiac assessment and optimisation
  • Medicals for pilots and drivers
  • Devices (CRT) and Loop recorders (LINQ)
  • General cardiology (inpatient care and outpatient clinics)
  • Management and the prevention of cardiovascular disease including hypertension and coronary artery disease

International experience:

  • USA - US Medical Licensing Exam certification
  • Europe - Masters in Pulmonary Vascular disease, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Asia - Biotronik Physician cardiac electrophysiology education program: Takeda Hospital and Hayama Heart Centre, Japan
  • Australia - Cardiac EP Fellowship, Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Electrophysiology

Key publications:

  • Kabunga P, Klein G, Sy R: Preferential Conduction during Focal Atrial Tachycardia arising from the Non-Coronary Cusp. Heart Rhythm Case Reports. Online 21/05/2016
  • Kabunga P, Medi C, et al: Malignant Ventricular Arrhythmic Storm Triggered by Short-coupled Premature Ventricular Contractions Arising from the Anterolateral Papillary Muscle. European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, 2016;2(1):33–6
  • Kabunga P et al: Meta-Analysis of Contemporary Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Strategies: Irrigated Radiofrequency Versus Duty-Cycled Phased Radiofrequency Versus Cryoballoon Ablation. JACC Clinical Electrophysiology, online 23/03/16
  • Phan K, Ha H, Kabunga P, et al: Systematic Review of Defibrillation Threshold Testing at De Novo Implantation. Circulation Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2016 Apr;9(4)
  • Kabunga P et al: Loss of Biventricular Pacing During Exercise: What Is the Mechanism? J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2016 Mar;27(3):362-5
  • Ghosh J, Kabunga P, et al: Subclavian vein pacing and venous pressure waveform measurement for phrenic nerve monitoring during cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation. Europace. 2015 Jun;17(6):884-90

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