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What We DO


Department Activity

This department provides medical care to patients who have problems with their heart or circulation. It treats people on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Outpatient: short visit to hospital that lasts no more than a day.
Inpatient: hospital visit that requires at least one night's stay on a ward.

Typical procedures performed in the cardiology department include the following:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) and exercise tests to measure heart function.
  • Echocardiograms (ultrasound scan of the heart).
  • Scans of the carotid artery in your neck to determine stroke risk.
  • 24-hour blood pressure tests.
  • Insertion of pacemakers.
  • Cardiac catheterisation (coronary angiography) to see if there are any blocks in your arteries.
  • MRI scans.
  • Myocardial perfusion scans.
  • Radionuclide tests.