About this service

Heart conditions

Colchester Hospital

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

Clinic appointments – 01206 747 576

Cardio-Respiratory reception – 01206 742 612

Cardiac Catherisation Suite – 01206 745 978

Staying in hospital

Ward information

The Cardiologists look after inpatients on the Acute Cardiac Unit.

They also provide review of cardiac inpatients in ED/EAU as well as referrals throughout the hospital.

The Cardiac Catheterisation Suite (Angio ward) is part of the Elmstead Day Unit, situated at the back of the hospital.

Ward contact information

Acute Cardiac Unit – 01206 742 718 or 01206 742 748

Cardiac Catheterisation Suite – 01206 745 978

Ipswich Hospital

We cover most aspects of general cardiology. The main exception is that we do not provide services for patients with complex congenital heart disease. These patients are referred to the congenital heart disease service at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital.

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01473 703 770

Clinic times

We run various clinics

General Cardiology clinic

  • This is in clinic G – entrance 6

Rapid Access chest pain clinic

  • This allows you to see a cardiology nurse specialist quickly if you have been to see your GP with ANGINA type pain

Cardiac revascularisation clinic

  • For follow-up patients who have been treated by coronary stenting or coronary artery bypass surgery. This clinic is run by cardiology nurse specialists

Heart failure clinic

  • We are here to help educate you about your condition and the ways, in which you can control it, so you have a better quality of life

Pacemaker clinic

  • This clinic is run by cardiac pacing physiologists for the monitoring of patients who have permanent pacemakers in situ

We also have a Cardiology Users Group.

Staying in hospital

Ward information

The Ipswich Heart Centre is a 12-bed day ward and 2 cardiac catheter theatres. The majority of elective procedures are undertaken as a day case.

Procedures performed in the Heart Centre:

  • invasive coronary angiography
  • pacemaker implantation
  • DC cardioversion
  • advanced echo
  • Coronary angioplasty and stenting (percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Implantable loop recorder insertion

Cardiac imaging available at Ipswich Hospital includes:

  • transthoracic echocardiography
  • transoesophageal echocardiography
  • stress echocardiography
  • myocardial perfusion imaging

Patients who need to stay in hospital are looked after on Claydon Ward.

In the community

We hold cardiology clinics at

  • Framfield House, Woodbridge
  • Riverside Clinic, Ipswich

Clacton Hospital

Clinics are held in the Jubilee Unit at this hospital.

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01255 201 717

01206 747 576

Halstead Hospital

Clinics are held at this hospital.

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01787 291 022

01206 747 576

Harwich Hospital

Two clinics are held at this hospital:

  • General cardiac clinic
  • Rapid access chest pain clinic

How to get here

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Our service

In this department we deal with anything to do with your heart:

  • Chest pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Palpitations or faints

Some conditions we treat are:

  • Heart attacks
  • Angina
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve disease
  • High blood presure
  • High cholesterol

You may be seen by one of our specialist nurses who run clinics for:

  • Angina
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart failure

They also offer help and rehabilitation to those that have had:

  • Heart attacks
  • Coronary stents
  • Cardiac surgery

We are able to do some procedures in our catheterisation suites:

  • Fitting pacemakers
  • DC cardioversion
  • Coronary angiography (imaging of the coronary arteries)
  • Coronary stenting

We also travel to Papworth  and the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre to treat local patients if you are being treated there.

We work very closely with the cardio-respiratory (heart and lungs) team.

For more information about heart conditions and treatments, see the NHS Choices website.

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