About Dr. BOON LIM
Dr. Boon Lim was first voted best cardiologist in London UK by colleagues in 2017. Dr Boon Lim was again awarded Top Doctor of the year in 2018 for cardiology, making it the second successive year that Dr Lim has been awarded this accolade voted by physician peers across the UK. He provides personalized patient care, tailored to your needs and works in the NHS based at Hammersmith Hospital, a renowned academic teaching hospital, and also as a private cardiologist in 1 Welbeck Street in central London. Dr. Lim is able to see you at several locations for your convenience, where you can expect to receive world-class care.
Consultation starts with a history and thorough understanding of your needs and often fears, and his empathetic style, and clear decision-making, underscored by expert knowledge in his field, give patients the assurance and confidence that they are receiving an exceptional healthcare experience entirely focussed on the patient’s concerns.
Furthermore, Dr Lim is dynamic, going against the traditional model of private healthcare with frequent or annual checks. He would much rather help you get back to full health, and thereafter to discharge you completely with a reassurance that you could seek a review or further follow-up appointment when necessary.
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist (Oct, 2013 - Current)London Cardiovascular Clinic
The London Cardiovascular Clinic, based in modern, comfortable premises at 66 Harley Street provides high quality care in Cardiology within central London. The Clinic provides a full range of diagnostic investigations including ECG, Holters, exercise testing, echocardiography.
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist (Dec, 2011 - Current)Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Clinical Electrophysiologist performing ablations for atrial fibrillation, ventricular ectopy and tachycardia, and supraventricular tachycardias (SVT). Implantation of simple and complex pacemakers, including biventricular implantable defibrillators (ICD)
Honorary Senior Lecturer (Dec, 2011 - Current)Imperial College London
Actively involved in research in mechanisms of arryhthmia, and exploring novel therapies for treatment of Atrial fibrillation and vasovagal syncope.
Electrophysiology Fellow (Oct, 2010 - Oct, 2011)Univesity College London
MB BChir (Sep, 1995 - Sep, 2023)University of Cambridge
MA (Sep, 1995 - Sep, 2023)University of Cambridge
MRCP (Sep, 1995 - Sep, 2023)University of Cambridge
PhDField Of Study (Sep, 1995 - Sep, 2023)University of Cambridge
Clinical Electrophysiology (Sep, 1995 - Sep, 2023)University of Cambridge
Dr Boon Lim graduated from Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge in 2000 with a Double First Degree, with several academic prizes. Gonville & Caius Clinical Scholarship for First Class in Part II Pathology Cambridge University Scholarship for First Class is Part 1A Medical Tripos Michell Prize for Medicine Clinical School Elective Prize (Hoechst Marion Roussel) National Scholarship (Sir Richard Stapley Fund) Honorary Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Public Services Department Scholarship in Medicine
Honours & Awards
awarded Top Doctor of the year in 2018
Dr Boon Lim was again awarded Top Doctor of the year in 2018 for cardiology, making it the second consecutive year that Dr Lim has been awarded this accolade voted by physician peers across the UK.
Care provision by patients
Dr Boon Lim was Voted Top Doctor in Cardiology in 2017 by his peers and awarded a certificate of excellence for care provision by patients in 2018. Dr. Lim is an experienced leading London Cardiologist with a passion and specialist interest in syncope and arrhythmia.
Vasovagal syncope (pronounced sin-cope-pee) is a term used to describe an episode of fainting due to low blood pressure, or heart rate, or a combination of both these factors. This condition is very common, with nearly 1 in 2 individuals experiencing syncope at some stage in their life.
MANAGEMENT OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Atrial Fibrillation or AF involves an abnormality in the heart rhythm wherein the heart’s two atria (the upper chambers) beat irregularly, creating chaotic electrical heart signals, placing the two lower ventricles (the lower chambers) out of coordination as well.
Atrial flutter occurs when the electrical impulses form a circuit on top of the right atria (upper chambers of the heart), causing it to beat much rapidly than normally at approximately 300 beats per minute (bpm) instead of the normal 60-90 bpm. The impulses from the top chamber do not quite conduct in a 1:1 manner to the ventricles (pumping chambers at the bottom of the heart), which typically conduct at 150 or 100 bpm, giving you this fixed increased pulse rate.
ABLATION FOR SVT
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), also known as paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, occurs when electrical impulses above the heart’s ventricles (supraventricular) or in the atria or Atrioventricular (AV) node, start to produce an abnormally rapid heart rate.
PALPITATIONS (OR FAST HEART BEATS)
Ectopic beats are also known as Ectopic Heart Rhythm or cardiac ectopy. It is produced when the heart creates a premature beat, usually followed by a brief pause.
A pacemaker is an implantable device which is positioned typically underneath your left collarbone. It consists of a battery with a computer circuit connected to one or more pacing electrodes (electrical wires) which attach to your heart.