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One Stop Cardiology Clinic

If you have concerns about your heart health, Gosforth Private Clinic’s One Stop Cardiology Clinic could provide you the reassurance you need. The clinic offers patients a one-stop appointment with a consultant cardiologist.

You’ll have your consultation, examination, diagnostic tests and results all at the same time.

Our cardiology consultants, leading heart specialists are highly-trained and use the very latest in diagnostic testing, cardiac screening, scanning and imaging for swift and accurate results.

One stop cardiac service includes:

Consultation with a consultant cardiologist

ECG

Echocardiogram (Ultrasound Heart Scan)

OR

Consultation with a consultant cardiologist

ECG

Exercise Stress Test

Your consultant will then discuss the results with you, recommending treatments or further diagnostic tests if needed.

Cost

Appointments cost £600

It includes Consultation, ECG and Echocardiogram.

Or

It includes Consultation, ECG and Exercise Stress Test.


Is GP referral needed?

If you are paying for your own treatment you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can book directly with the clinic 0191 2841355

If you want to use your private medical insurance to pay for an appointment at the clinic, you may need a referral from your GP. Without an appropriate referral your medical insurance company may decline to reimburse you.


What happens if further tests are required?

If you require further investigations (blood tests or scans) you are not obliged to use services at Gosforth Private Clinic.

If you do choose to continue your treatment at The Gosforth Private Clinic, your consultant cardiologist will organise further investigations for you and put together an ongoing treatment plan.

If you decide to continue your care with the NHS, we’ll ask your consent to send a letter to your GP outlining our recommendations for further investigations or treatment.

We find that the one-stop approach enables us to provide the highest quality of individualised careour patients need.

Consultants available at One Stop Cardiology Clinic:

Professor Javed M Ahmed, Consultant Cardiologist

Total cost of these one stop appointments and tests is lower than what some insurance companies charge you every month.

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test that can be used to check your heart's rhythm and electrical activity.This can also help to identify abnormal heart rhythms, a previous heart attack or problems with the heart muscle. Sensors are attached to skin to detect the electrical signals produced by the heart when it beats. The test takes around 5-10 minutes and is completely painless.

Echocardiogram (Ultrasound Heart Scan)

An echocardiogram shows the anatomy, structure and function of your heart. Echocardiography is a type of ultrasound test which is used to measure the structure and function of the heart valves and heart muscle. During the test, sound waves are emitted through your skin using a handheld device called a transducer.It also assesses chambers of the heart and it can showhow well heart is pumping. It takes about 30-45 minutes.This test is also painless.

Exercise Stress Test

An exercise stress test, also called a cardiac stress test, exercise ECG or stress test, is used to assess the range of ability of the heart. The idea of an exercise test is to objectively assess how well the heart functions during increased activity. It is a very good way to assess if the heart is healthy. It usually takes 20-30 minutes.