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The Cardiology Department provides inpatient and outpatient services for patients with a range of cardiac conditions. Services include:

  • Daily Coronary Care ward rounds (Monday – Friday)
  • Outpatient clinics including Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic
  • Ward consultations
  • Cardiac pacemaker service including new implants, device follow-up and elective generator upgrades
  • Comprehensive cardiac investigation service including echocardiography (transthoracic and transoesophageal), ambulatory ECG and exercise stress testing, with access to invasive investigations such as diagnostic coronary angiography at nearby Queen Alexandra’s Hospital, Portsmouth.
  • The Island’s ambulance service together with the air ambulance (when available) provides for emergency transfer to Queen Alexandra’s Hospital for primary angioplasty treatment of acute myocardial infarction, or alternatively for pre-hospital thrombolytic therapy as necessary.
Ultrasound on the heart

The Coronary Care Unit  at St Mary’s Hospital has six acute beds and there is an adjacent step-down ward with a further 8 beds available for non-acute cardiac patients.

A Heart Failure Specialist Nurse provides out-patient support to patients with known heart failure, after referral from either primary or secondary care.

A Cardiac Rehabilitation service is provided for patients recovering from heart attacks and cardiac surgery.

General Enquiries
For general enquiries you can e-mail the cardiac centre. If you are a patient and your enquiry relates to an appointment query or anything else of a confidential nature in relation to your healthcare please do not use this e-mail address but contact the department by telephone instead.

You can email the Cardiac Centre at:

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