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Cardiac cath lab

Who the service is for

Patients with cardiology problems requiring outpatient assessment and investigations, patients with acute cardiac problems requiring inpatient treatment and patients requiring rehabilitation following heart surgery or coronary intervention.

About the service

The Cardiology Department offers tests, investigations and treatment for adult patients with all kinds of cardiac problems including acute coronary syndrome such as unstable angina, and rehabilitation for patients following heart surgery or coronary intervention.

The service includes:

  • General cardiology clinics providing outpatient clinical assessment and investigations.

  • Rapid access chest pain clinics providing clinical assessment for patients with suspected angina.

  • Transient loss of consciousness/syncope clinics providing cardiovascular assessment for patients experiencing blackouts suspected to be due to a cardiac cause.

  • A range of procedures including day-case cardioversion for patients with persistent atrial fibrillation, diagnostic cardiac catheterisation, coronary angiography, permanent pacemaker implantation, stress echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography.

  • James Mackenzie Ward providing inpatient care for patients experiencing all types of acute cardiac problems including acute coronary syndrome (not ST-elevation MI), rhythm or valve disorders and heart failure deterioration.

  • Cardiac rehabilitation, offered to patients who have had heart surgery such as a coronary artery bypass graft, valve surgery or a heart transplant, and patients who have had coronary intervention.

  • Cardiac investigations provided by the cardiac physiology service.

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Contact us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

  • The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

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