fbpx

COVID-19 update:  Our hospital is still fully open for appointments and admissions, however visitors are not permitted.

Services

The Cardiology Unit offers a full range of services for various conditions.

Services and treatments

One-stop cardiac service

St John and St Elizabeth Hospital is proud to offer a one stop service that specialises in heart related symptoms and conditions. Book an appointment with one of in-house Consultant Cardiologists and our team of cardiac physiologist will carry out basic diagnostic testing on the same day.

Please note some tests may need to be booked in for a later date due to test preparation or limited availability, in particular the stress echocardiogram.

General cardiology

Our team of highly specialised in-house Consultant Cardiologists are availible to review and treat patients with heart related symptoms and conditions; which include but are not limited to:

Symptoms
  • Breathlessness
  • Falls
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Palpitations
  • Chest pain
  • Reduced tolerance to exercise
  • Fainting / Syncope
  • Dizziness and light-headed
  • Chest discomfort

 

Conditions / services
  • Angina
  • Heart failure
  • Ischemic/coronary heart disease
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO)
  • Atrial Flutter / fibrillation
  • Murmurs
  • Atrial / ventricular septal defects
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Autonomic dysfunction / failure
  • Obstetric cardiology
  • Arrhythmias / palpitations
  • Syncope and falls
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Cardiac amyloidosis
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Cardio-oncology

Cardiac diagnostic investigations

The Cardiac Unit offers a wide range of non-invasive cardiac diagnostic investigations. The diagnostic service enables our Cardiologists to determine the most appropriate treatment plans for our patients.

Obstetric cardiology

The Cardiac Unit has in-house Consultant Cardiologists who specialise in the management and care of women who are either pregnant and may have a cardiac risk, or to women who are trying to conceive and have questions relating to any known cardiac risks. Our Consultant Cardiologists can offer: pre-pregnancy assessment and counselling, consultation and determination of cardiac risk(s) for women who are pregnant, cardiac care for women throughout their pregnancy and individual cardiac-obstetrical care plans for the delivery of their baby. Please do not hesitate to call us today to book an appointment with one of our Cardiologists.

Arrhythmia management

Our arrhythmia management service is a highly specialised consultant led clinic accessible to patients with suspected or known heart rhythm problems, patients being considered for catheter ablation or simple / complex cardiac rhythm device implantation (pacemakers, ICDs and atriobiventricular pacemakers).

Pacemaker clinic

We offer outpatient clinics where patients can have their devices checked and analysed regularly. If you have recently had a pacemaker fitted, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your post pacemaker care. We are happy to see patients in our clinics who have had an implantable device (pacemaker and loop recorders) fitted at other centres. Please note that we can only see patients who have a Medtronic, Boston Scientific or St Jude’s pacemaker.

Paediatric cardiology

The unit offers a highly specialised outpatient paediatric cardiology service for the screening and review of children or newborns with suspected congenital or acquired heart disease.

Heart failure

Our heart failure service has a team of leading Consultant Cardiologists who provide assessments for patients with a suspected diagnosis and comprehensive care to those patients diagnosed with heart failure. Our Consultants can either be involved with comprehensive care and therapy management or single review visits to deal with specific problems.

Syncope and falls

The Hospital offers an assessment and management service for patients at risk of falls and/or patients who have had recent fall(s) / syncopal events. Our consultants take a multifactorial approaching in assessing and treating patients. We work very closely with other areas in the Hospital; in particular with Neurology and the therapies team.

Chest pain clinic

We offer a same day service for the rapid assessment of patients with recent onset chest pain to exclude the possibility of angina pectoris. The clinic is supported by state of the art CT coronary angiography and calcium scoring.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7806 4080.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRI’s a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

    Make an enquiry

    A patient speaking to a receptionist

    Patient information

    Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, ENT, as well as a private GP practice and our urgent care centre, Casualty First, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

    Latest articles

    The latest news, insights and views from St John and Elizabeth Hospital.

    Find out what we’re doing to keep you safe, read expert articles and interviews with our leading specialist Consultants, learn more about common conditions and get your questions answered.

    Remember to subscribe to our monthly newsletter to get the latest news sent straight to your inbox.

    a close up of above the pelvic region - a blog post about urology

    23rd July 2021

    What does a urologist do on the first visit?

    We look at the complex world of urology and what to expect on the first visit to a urologist.

    dr showing how to examine breasts for lumps

    16th July 2021

    How regular screenings at a breast clinic can keep you healthy

    Having screenings at a breast clinic can put your mind at rest or allow you to take early action if something abnormal is found.

    private surgeons performing a hernia operation

    09th July 2021

    Scheduled for a hernia operation? Here’s what to expect

    We look at hernias and the different types that can occur, what kind of symptoms might tell you you have a hernia and what to expect if you’re scheduled to have a hernia operation.

    A smiling nurse

    02nd July 2021

    How much does a cervical screening cost?

    Wondering how much a cervical screening costs? We examine this important procedure and…

    a close up of female skin side shoulder view

    18th June 2021

    Checking your skin at a private dermatology clinic

    We examine the functions of the skin, what can go wrong and when…

    a doctor talking to a patient at a private urgent care centre in london

    04th June 2021

    A private urgent care centre for when you need immediate attention

    There’s no need to wait around when you opt for a private urgent…

    A patient waiting at London Urology

    28th May 2021

    The 3 most common prostate problems you need to know about

    One in five men will experience prostate problems at some point in their…

    Fibroscan at The Gi Unit

    14th May 2021

    What is a Fibroscan: Five facts you may not know

    A Fibroscan is a simple, painless and non-invasive procedure used to accurately assess…

    International Nurses Day blog banner

    11th May 2021

    International Nurses Day 2021 at St John and St Elizabeth Hospital

    This year’s theme of International Nurses Day is: “A Voice to Lead –…

    Close up of woman exercising on gym machine

    23rd April 2021

    Mr Dimitrios Tsekes: How to avoid a bicep injury in the gym, and how to treat a bicep tendon tear

    Mr Dimitrios Tsekes, a leading orthopaedic and upper-limb surgeon at our Shoulder Unit,…

    12th March 2021

    Patient safety awareness: our pledge

    Patient safety is at the heart of St John & St Elizabeth Hospital’s…

    03rd March 2021

    Ask the Expert: Cataracts

    Cataracts are a common issue affecting older adults, where cloudy patches form on…