Cardiology Services in Lewisham

The department provides a comprehensive cardiology service for adults, providing diagnosis and treatment for a range of heart conditions. Patients can be referred by their GP or the hospital's Emergency Department.

 

Location

Cardiology Department, 1st Floor Yellow Zone, University Hospital Lewisham

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Contact details

  • Switchboard: 020 8333 3000
  • Cardiac Diagnostic Reception: 020 8333 3000 ext. 8094
  • Diagnostic test queries: 020 8333 3000 ext. 6147/3279
  • Outpatient consultation queries: 0208 333 3000 ext. 6183/6283

 

The cardiology secretaries can be emailed at: lg.uhl-cardiology-secretaries@nhs.net


What conditions does the department treat?

The department treats a wide variety of conditions in adults, including:

  •     Acute coronary syndromes
  •     Heart failure
  •     Hypertension
  •     Atrial fibrillation/flutter
  •     Supra ventricular tachycardias
  •     Ventricular arrhythmias
  •     AV nodal disease
  •     Syncope and pre syncope (fainting, lightheadedness)
  •     Pericardial effusion/tamponades (collection of fluid around the heart)
  •     Endocarditis ( a rare heart infection)
  •     Myocarditis/pericarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle)
  •     Cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease)
  •     Valvular heart disease

 

Services provided

  •     Inpatient and outpatient cardiology
  •     RACPC (rapid access chest pain clinic)
  •     Atrial fibrillation (AF) clinic
  •     DC Cardioversion
  •     Hypertension clinic
  •     Pacing
  •     Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) inpatient and outpatient services
  •     Heart failure inpatient and outpatient services
  •     Inpatient and outpatient exercise treadmill testing (ETT)
  •     Echocardiography (a painless study using ultrasonic waves to visualise structural and functional abnormalities of the heart),
  •     24-hout ECG monitoring and blood pressure monitoring
  •     Patient activated monitoring (PAM)
  •     GP direct access echocardiography, 24-hour ECG monitoring, blood pressure monitoring and ECG
  •     Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE)
  •     Cardiac CT
  •     Myocardial perfusion scan
  •     Stress echocardiography
  •     A full range of inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (CR)

 

Opening hours

Monday: 9.15am-5pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8.30am-5pm

Saturday and Sunday: closed but with extra clinics as required.

The GP electrocardiogram (ECG) service is open daily 8.30am-4.30pm.