Main cardiology department telephone: 01604 545506
Rapid access chest pain clinic: 01604 544471 / 545303
Cardiac rehabilitation: 01604 545345
The heart centre: 01604 523725
Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.00 – 16.00-17.00 clinic dependent
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.
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The Cardiology Department services include:
12 lead ECG
Exercise tolerance test
Tilt table testing
Carotid sinus massage
Ambulatory BP monitoring
3-5 day event recorders
The Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic services include:
Cardiac Rehabilitation Services include:
See inpatients following heart attack, cardiac chest pain or PCI
Hold out patient clinics
24 hour answer phone
The Northampton Heart Centre services include:
Diagnostic coronary angiography
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (Stents)
Trans oesophageal Echo (TOE)
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator ( ICD)
Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT)
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 Team consists of Consultant Cardiologists, Specialist Registrars, Directorate Manager, Assistant Directorate Manager, Administration Managers, Cardiac Specialist Physiologists, Cardiographers, Specialist Nurses (Chest Pain, Heart Failure, Rehabilitation), Heart Failure Pharmacist, Cardiac Investigation Admin, Outpatient Admin, Reception, Ward Teams (Clinical and Admin)
Clinics in the Heart Centre
Heart Failure Outpatient
Exercise Class outpatient
ICD follow up
Grown Up Congenital Heart (GUCH)
Cardiothoracic Surgical Clinic (visiting Surgeons from Oxford)
A variety of Cardiologists insert permanent Pacemakers and perform diagnostic coronary angiography, PCI, complex pacing device insertion, ICD’s and CRT. We provide pacemaker checks and ICD checks.
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