Cardiology

Caring for patients with heart disease including angina, heart attacks, heart valve problems, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies and congenital disorders.

A model of the human heart.

Healthcare provided

Our comprehensive range of specialist cardiology clinical inpatient and outpatient services and facilities include:

Inpatient Services

  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Cardiology Ward
  • Inreach cardiology consult service for the Acute Medical Unit
  • Cardiac Catheter Laboratory for diagnostic Coronary Angiography, Temporary and Permanent Pacemaker Implantation

Outpatient Services

  • Diagnostic Coronary Angiography
  • Permanent Pacemaker Implantation and follow-up service
  • Non-invasive Diagnostic testing:
    • Electrocardiography (ECG) (Heart Tracings)
    • Ambulatory ECG monitoring ECG (a machine you wear whilst being able to undertake daily activities)
    • Ambulatory BP monitoring (a BP machine you wear whilst being able to undertake daily activities)
    • Exercise Testing
    • Echocardiography (Heart Ultrasound)
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiography (TOE) (An alternative way to perform a heart ultrasound)
    • Stress Echocardiography 
    • CT Coronary Angiography
    • Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
       
  • Enhanced External Counter-Pulsation (EECP) Therapy for Refractory Angina

We provide direct access services for GPs, these include:

  • Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic
  • One stop Heart Failure clinic
  • ECG
  • Ambulatory ECG and BP monitoring.
  • Echocardiography

And we offer the below nurse led clinics:

Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC– This clinic is for patients with recent onset of symptoms suggestive of angina. Referral for this service is via your GP only.

Heart Failure Clinic – This is a clinic for patients who have been diagnosed as having heart failure, either new or existing. Referral is via internal doctor or via GP for One stop Heart Failure Clinic.

Post Myocardial Infarction Clinic- Patients are reviewed 6 weeks following an admission with acute myocardial infarction. Referral is via internal doctors.

Elective Cardioversion – This is for day case patients requiring elective cardioversion for atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter.  This is done once weekly on Thursday mornings with a maximum of 2 patients per session.  Referral is via internal consultants only.

We are also happy to help with any cardiac related problems on an ad-hoc basis.  This may be over the telephone or face to face in our clinic room if we feel it would be beneficial.  We can also advise on who else can be contacted should we not be able to help or if the problem is outside our area of responsibility.

Get in touch

Call the Cardiology Department reception on
01226 432807

Call the Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic on
01226 432176

Call the Waiting List coordinator (Pacing / Angiography / TOE/ Stress ECHO) on
01226 434970

Call Day Surgery on
01226 432907

Call the cardiology secretaries on
01226 432169 or 01226 432572

Robert's story - emergency cardiac (heart) treatment

Robert talks about his positive experiences in receiving emergency care for cardiac (heart) issues at the Emergency Department, Barnsley Hospital. 

 

 

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  • Page last reviewed: 21 August 2022
  • Next review due: 21 August 2023