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Dr with heart and stethoscope

The Cardiology department looks after patients with acute heart problems who need inpatient treatment and outpatients who require assessment and treatment.

We have a cardiology ward, Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and an outpatient service.

Our services include

  • Inpatient and outpatient diagnostic tests and procedures
  • Echocardiagrams
  • Cardiac angiograms
  • Cardiac pacemakers
  • Cardioversions
  • Exercise tolerance tests
  • 24-hour tapes and cardiac event recorders
  • Rapid access chest pain service via the Emergency Department and GP referrals
  • Specialist nurse-led clinics
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation services

We work closely with Basildon cardiothoracic centre and refer patients who require coronary artery stents and cardiac surgery to undergo procedures under their care.

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.