Cardiology

The cardiology department deals with the diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions affecting the heart.

Services available
General cardiology clinics are held by each consultant together with:

  • rapid access chest pain clinic 
  • heart failure clinic 
  • cardiac rehabilitation service 
  • cardiac liaison nurse 
  • cardiology diagnostic services 
  • cardiology primary urgent care services. 

Tests available
A range of cardiology tests are carried out within the cardiology department which include:

  • ECG - A graphic recording of cardiac electrical activities 
  • exercise tolerance test – a comprehensive recording of ECGs along with blood pressure, when patients are walking on a treadmill 
  • 24 hour ECG (patient returns the next day to have it removed) – a continuous electronic reading of the ECG for 24 hours 
  • 24 hour blood pressure (patient returns the next day to have it removed) – intermittent recording of the blood pressure for 24 hours 
  • event recorder – intermittent or continuous recording of the ECG for a few days/weeks 
  • echocardiogram – ultrasound images of the heart and big arteries 
  • transoesophageal echocardiogram – ultrasound image of the heart recorded from the oesophagus 
  • dobutamine stress echocardiogram – a series of ultrasound images of heart recorded when the patient is intravenously infused with dobutamine which puts the heart under stress 
  • transcranial doppler – an ultrasound recording of blood flow in a big artery in the brain 
  • contrast echocardiograms – ultrasound images of the heart with the help of a contrast. 

The cardiology diagnostic department also offers a wide range of cardiology tests which can be directly accessed by GPs. This service is located on the ground floor. The tests offered are:

  • ECG (walk in service) 
  • 24–7 day tape recorders (walk in service Monday AM and Wednesday PM) 
  • event recorders 
  • 24hr BP monitoring 

Making an appointment
We hold outpatient clinics on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and alternate Wednesdays in the main outpatient department. Thursday’s clinic is held in the cardiology department. The rapid access chest pain clinic is held on Monday and Friday mornings, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the cardiology department. Appointments to all these clinics can be made by you or your GP via The Electronic Referral Service (e-RS)

How to contact us

  • to change or cancel a cardiology outpatient clinic apppointment, please ring main outpatient department on 020 8510 5544.
  • to change or cancel a cardiology test appointment, please ring the cardiology department on 020 8510 7374.
  • to change or cancel a cardiology primary urgent care appointment, please ring Cardiology PUCC on 020 8510 7661.

Key staff

Consultant cardiologists
Kurbaan, Dr Arvinder
Bowker, Dr Timothy
Dutta Roy, Dr Smita
Xiao, Dr Han Bin
Ang, Dr Richard

Rapid Access Chest Pain nurse
Rachel Keen

Head of Cardiac Diagnostics
Priya Joseph