The Cardiac Diagnostic Department perform a wide range of cardiac diagnostic investigations. We are committed to providing a clinically effective service to all our patients, both as inpatients and outpatients.
Doreen Russell, Principal Clinical Physiologist, - 0151 600 1331
- General Enquiries / Appointments: 0151 600 1714
- Pacemaker / ICD Appointments: 0151 600 1785
- Fax: 0151 600 1788
The following is a summary of the investigations performed in the Department together with a brief overview of the tests involved:
Electrocardiograms ( ECGs)
Ambulatory monitoring (ECG/BP)
An ambulatory monitor has the ability to record continuous or manually activated electrocardiographic (ECG) data or blood pressure data depending on which analysis is required.
Exercise Tolerance Testing
The test records the electrical activity of the heart (ECG) and blood pressure (BP) whilst walking on a treadmill. Dependant on medical reason every 3 minutes the treadmill will increase in speed and incline.
An echocardiogram is a painless, non-invasive form of ultrasound that uses sound waves sent through a transducer. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen on a video screen.
Types of echocardiograms performed in the Department are:
- Transthoracic echocardiography
- Stress echocardiography
- Transesophageal echocardiography
Pacemaker and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) follow up clinics
During follow up investigation checks on device battery status, lead/s and diagnostic information since the previous visit are made to assess appropriate function.
For more information on Cardiac Diagnostic investigations please view the Trust's Patient Information Leaflets
9am – 5pm, Monday - Friday
Finding the Department
Enter the LHCH main entrance follow signs for LHCH outpatients/ECG Department. When entering LHCH Outpatients we are located in the far left hand corner as you walk in through the main outpatients corridor.
Accessing the Department
Though the double doors in the far left corner of the outpatients reception area