Cardiology

Our cardiology service recently topped the list for quality of care for heart attack and heart failure patients, out of 11 south east coast trusts.

The purpose-built modern cardiac department at East Surrey Hospital includes a Coronary Care Unit with 8 beds for intensive monitoring of patients, a 28-bedded dedicated cardiology ward (Holmwood), a 6-bedded day-case area, and a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation laboratory.

We provide a full inpatient and outpatient cardiology service, including extensive invasive and non-invasive cardiac investigations.

  • coronary angiography
  • coronary angioplasty and stenting
  • coronary intravascular ultrasound and pressure wire measurements
  • implantation of permanent pacemakers, implantable cardiac-defibrillators
  • echocardiography (transthoracic and transoesophageal)
  • full non-invasive diagnostics (including Holter monitoring, exercise testing, etc)

 

In the past year, there were 6,600 cardiac outpatient appointments, over 7,000 echocardiograms were performed, 4,000 patients monitored with 24-hour Holter ECG, and over 2,200 cardiac procedures took place in the cardiac catheter lab.

Recently, a new, less-invasive way of scanning the arteries was introduced, called CT coronary angiography.

We have strong links with three tertiary hospitals – St George’s in Tooting, The London Heart Hospital, and The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.

Contact us

For more information, contact the specialist cardiology nurses on 01737 768 511 x6973

Patient information

Advice and information for patients on Holmwood Ward following a cardiac event
“During the past eighteen months I have first-hand experience of the care provided by the medical staff in The Cardiac and Urology wards. To describe the staff as excellent is an understatement. At no time did I feel I was just another patient. I knew what was happening at all times.”