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Cardiology (Heart Services)

We care for patients with acute and chronic heart conditions.

We look after those with heart disease, heart failure, strokes, congenital heart defects and coronary artery disease.

Our services cover prevention, diagnosis, surgery, intervention and rehabilitation. Based at Wycombe Hospital, we have a dedicated 24 hour coronary care unit and cardiac ward.

We also have a catheterisationĀ lab and day unit which provides a regional daytime, week day, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) service for treating narrowing of the coronary arteries. Harefield Hospital in London provides out of hours PCI and pacing services for Buckinghamshire residents.

Specialist services

 

We assess patients with a suspected cardiac condition which requires immediate specialist attention. The CSRU provides rapid clinical assessment by a specialist team of doctors and nurses and delivers the most appropriate immediate care before admission to the cardiac ward, transfer to an alternative service or discharge home.

Call 999 if you think youā€™re suffering from a cardiac condition which requires immediate medical attention. The CSRU is not available to walk-in patients.

Some acute cardiac conditions donā€™t require admission to the CSRU and we may be able to treat you at Stoke Mandeville Hospital or inĀ the Urgent Treatment Centre at Wycombe Hospital.

 

We care for patients suffering from advanced/chronic and decompensated heart failure. We work closely with other consultant cardiologists, specialist cardiac nurses and cardiac physiologists to provide a holistic service to our patients.

We provide care to patients with heart failure on our coronary care unit and general wards across our hospitals.

Heart failure clinics

In our heart failure clinics we assess your progress and prescribe, adjust and monitor heart failure medications. We help improve your prognosis with prompt life-saving therapy. We also help enhance your quality of life through education to help you self-manage your heart condition and reduce the impact of symptoms. We also provide support for families and carers who play a key role in the day-to-day lives of our patients.

We work closely with our adult community healthcare teams, GPs, other cardiologists, practice nurses, palliative care teams, social care services and cardiac rehabilitation teams. The service also links in with other specialist teams offering treatments for diabetes, respiratory and kidney disorders and psychological needs.

Please read our heart failure diary – a short guide to help you manage your heart condition.

 

We offer practical and emotional support to patients and their families. We help patients who have been diagnosed with heart disease or heart failure, or who are undergoing cardiac surgery.

We give advice, support and counselling and offer exercise rehabilitation.

Cardiac rehabilitation classes and rehabilitation programmesĀ are available in hospital and community settings across Buckinghamshire.

Cardiology (Heart Services) patient information

ContactĀ 

Cardiac Ward
CSRU
Heart failure service
CPRNS team
Cardiac Ward

01494 525978Ā 

CSRU

01494 425443Ā 

Heart failure service

01494 426919Ā 

CPRNS team

01494 734291

9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Cardiac prevention and rehabilitation programmeĀ 

01494 426917

Cardiac Ward

Cardiology secretaries: 01494 323400

CSRU
Heart failure service
CPRNS team