Dr Peter Kabunga is a specialist in arrhythmias and heart rhythm problems, electrophysiology, catheter ablation, atrial fibrillation, implantation of loop recorders, permanent pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) devices.

Dr Kabunga qualified in 2001 from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, before going on to complete his junior medical training at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He underwent his senior cardiology training at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. 

After completing his specialty training, Dr Peter Kabunga undertook a 2-year advanced Fellowship in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology at the world renowned Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. 

Since returning to the UK, Dr Kabunga was jointly appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at Darent Valley Hospital (Kent) and King’s College Hospital NHS Trust, London in December 2015.  Dr Kabunga is also happy to see private patients at both DVH and KCH on request and by appointment. 

Dr Kabunga is accredited in cardiac electrophysiology by the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS).

Clinical interests

Dr Kabunga is passionate in ensuring his patients receive the greatest quality of treatment, and is an expert in pacemaker, loop recorder & defibrillator implantation, performing cardiac electrophysiology studies and ablation (including the use of 3-dimensional and non-contact mapping systems).

Dr Kabunga has additional experience in performing non-invasive treatments including, exercise stress tests, cardiac ultrasound (echocardiogram), screening for diabetes, cholesterol & lipid disorders.

He offers his expert services to patients suffering from a variety of conditions, including:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart rhythm disorders 
  • Heart failure
  • Angina
  • Hypertension
  • Heart attacks
  • Syncope
  • Palpitations 

Research interests

Dr Peter Kabunga has published numerous publications in the field of cardiology. His work is well regarded both nationally and internationally; a list of his most recent work is below:

  • 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 DeNovo 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
  • Kabunga P, et al: Adenosine-Sensitive Ventricular Tachycardia arising from the Middle Cardiac Vein. Heart Lung Circ. 2015 Aug;24(8):838-9
  • Phan K, Kabunga P et al: Defibrillator Threshold Testing at Generator Replacement – Is It Time to Abandon the Practice? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Jul;38(7):777-81
  • Kabunga P, et al: Systematic review of cardiac electrical disease in Kearns-Sayre syndrome and mitochondrial cytopathy. International Journal of Cardiology. 2015 Feb 15; 181:303-10
  • 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.
  • Kabunga P, et al; what is the mechanism of tachycardia? Heart. 2014 Dec;100(24):1932

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Phone: 01322428100 + EXT 5370


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Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust 
Darent Valley Hospital 
Darenth Wood Road 
Dartford
Kent DA2 8DA

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