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Cardiology

Cardiology

 

Contact details

Main Cardiology Department telephone: 01604 545506
Fax number: 01604 523716

Rapid access Chest pain clinic: 01604 544471 / 545303
Cardiac Rehabilitation: 01604 545345
The Heart Centre: 01604 523725

Fax: 01604 523716

Opening times:  Monday to Friday 7.00am – 8.00pm


How to find us

Enter the hospital at the South or Cliftonville Entrance and follow the signs to Area C, located on level 2.Car park 1 is the closest to the Department.

Click here for the hospital map


Services

The Cardiology Department services include:

  • 12 lead ECG
  • Exercise tolerance test
  • Echocardiography
  • Tilt table testing
  • Carotid sinus massage
  • Holter monitoring
  • Ambulatory BP monitoring
  • 3-5 day event recorders

The Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic services include:

  • 2 week wait rapid access chest pain clinic with exercise testing
  • Nurse led revascularisation clinic

Cardiac Rehabilitation Services include:

 See inpatients following heart attack, cardiac chest pain or PCI

 Hold out patient clinics

 24 hour answer phone

 Exercise Class

The Northampton Heart Centre services include:

  • Adenosine challenge
  • Diagnostic coronary angiography
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (Stents)
  • DC Cardioversion
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Trans oesophageal Echo (TOE)
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator ( ICD)
  • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy  (CRT)
  • Permanent pacemakers


What should I bring to my appointment?

For a clinic appointment please bring as list of your current medication.

For an exercise test or rapid access chest pain clinic please wear comfortable walking shoes.

You will usually have a pre-assessment appointment to discuss your admission. At this we will discuss what you need to bring.


How much time should I allow before my appointment?

For Cardiology Department appointments please allow up to 45 minutes, tilt testing may take an hour.

For rapid access chest pain clinic please allow up to an hour and a half. Cardiac rehabilitation can take up to an hour.

Many of the heart centre procedures take a day, whilst some procedure- stress echo, TOE’s and DC cardioversions will take less time. Some may require an overnight stay, these will be discussed at your pre assessment.


About the team

The Cardiology Department consists of Consultant Cardiologists, Specialist Registrars, a Cardiac Service Manager, a Departmental Manager, Cardiac Physiologists, Cardiographers, Clerks, Specialist nurses (chest pain, ACS, Heart Failure and angiography), and a Heart Failure Pharmacist.

Clinics in the heart centre

  • Cardiology outpatients
  • Heart Failure outpatient clinic
  • ICD follow up
  • Grown up congenital Heart (GUCH) clinic
  • Cardiothoracic surgical clinic’s (visiting surgeons from Oxford)

All of the Cardiologists insert permanent pacemakers and perform diagnostic coronary angiography. Three of them perform PCI. One inserts complex pacing devices, ICD’s and CRT. We provide pacemaker checks and ICD checks.

Dr Davey – Wednesday AM, Friday AM

Dr Cox – Wednesday AM, Friday AM

Dr Binns – Monday AM, Thursday AM

Dr Timperley – Monday PM, Thursday AM (Medical Outpatients)

Dr Sharman

Heart Failure clinic – Monday PM, Thursday AM

Nurse Led revasc clinic Tuesday PM, Wednesday PM

Cardiology Research – Tuesday AM

Tech Led ICD Clinic – Monday PM, Friday PM

Pre assessment – Monday – Friday AM-PM


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