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Cardiology is the largest directorate within the Clinical Service Centre of Medicine employing 160 personnel. Cardiology is led by a Clinical Director supported by the CSC Chief of Service, Managing Director, General Manager, Business Manager and Head of Nursing.

The department consists of a 50 bedded purpose built cardiology unit, with 3 cardiac catheterisation laboratories, a 12 bedded CCU, 3 echo rooms, 3 treadmill suites, a 14-bedded day ward, a TOE and stress-echo room as well as a dedicated cardiology out-patient suite.

The medical staff are supported by 2 Physicians Assistants, a team of hospital based Heart Failure Nurse Specialists and a team of Cardiac Rehab Nurse Specialists. There are 19 cardiac physiologists with national specialist accreditation (BSE or Heart Rhythm UK) who independently run pacemaker and echo clinics as well as supporting all laboratory activities. In addition, there are 5 student physiologists and 7 cardiographers who provide resting and ambulatory ECG services as well as 3 fully trained EP cardiac physiologists.

We provide a unified service with the Isle Of Wight Cardiac Department Doctors Connaughton, Price and Lamb are Consultants based on the island, but also practice invasive cardiology in our department.

We would envisage that the majority of Outpatient cardiac referrals would come to one of our general clinics in the first instance. Once an assessment has been made, they may be directed into one of our Specialist clinics, which include heart failure, adult congenital heart disease, nurse-led coronary intervention follow-up, cardiac re-synchronisation therapy (CRT) and echocardiography.

  • 15 consultants
  • Cardiac physiologists
  • Rehab team
  • Heart failure team
  • Fast Access Chest Pain Clinic team
  • Cardiology new and follow up appointments
  • 24/7 PCI service
  • Fast Access Chest Pain Clinic
  • Cardiology procedures (not surgery) full list available via Cardiac Day Unit

Invasive procedures include:

  • Coronary angioplasty with stenting 
  • Electrophysiological study 
  • Ablation of arrhythmia 
  • Rehab nursing team
  • Heart Failure Team
  • Outpatient referrals 
  • Echocardiography 
  • Exercise testing 
  • Ambulatory ECG monitoring 
  • Trans-oesophageal echocardiography (TOE) 
  • Syncope testing (Tilt Testing) 
  • Fast Access Chest Pain Clinic

Contact details

  • Cardiology OPD - 02392 286253
  • Cardiac Day Unit - 02392 286000 Ext1360/1361
  • Cardiac Waiting List Office - 02392 286000 Ext 3621/3622
  • Cardiac Rehab Team - 02392 286000 
  • Heart Failure Team - 02392 286000 Ext 6714
  • Fast Access Chest Pain Clinic - 02392 286734

Opening times

Monday to Friday 0830 - 1700

How can a patient make an appointment?

Patients can be referred in by GP, internal consultants and external consultants New appointments – Choose and Book or via OPD Booking Centre Follow up appointments – Via department reception

Location on site

C Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital

Other locations in the community

  • Outreach clinic at Gosport War Memorial
  • Community heart failure teams
  • Community rehab exercise classes
QA Level C

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Last updated - 27 September 2017
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