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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 catheterisation 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 you’re suffering from a cardiac condition which requires immediate medical attention. The CSRU is not available to walk-in patients.

Some acute cardiac conditions don’t require admission to the CSRU and we may be able to treat you at Stoke Mandeville Hospital or in the Urgent Treatment Centre at Wycombe Hospital.



We care for patients suffering from advanced heart failure both in hospital and in the community. For housebound patients we provide a home visiting service.

Our heart failure nurses make frequent visits to patients in our hospitals who have been diagnosed with heart failure symptoms. This helps patients to receive seamless care once they have been discharged.

The team works closely with our adult community healthcare teams, GPs, cardiologists, practice nurses, palliative care teams, social care services and cardiac rehabilitation teams. The service also links in with other specialist teams for diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), renal dysfunction and the Healthy Minds mental health wellbeing team.

We help you improve your quality of life by helping you to self manage your heart condition and reducing the impact of symptoms. We support families and carers as they play a key role in the day-to-day lives of our patients.


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 programmes are available in hospital and community settings across Buckinghamshire.

Cardiology (Heart Services) patient information


Cardiac Ward
Heart failure service
CPRNS team
Cardiac Ward

01494 525978 


01494 425443 

Heart failure service

01494 426919 

CPRNS team

01494 734291

9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Cardiac prevention and rehabilitation programme 

01494 426917