Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic
At a glance..
In patients experiencing new chest symptoms there may have a severe coronary narrowing that can lead onto a heart attack within a few weeks. Prompt investigation in our rapid access clinic is recommended with time between referral and clinical assessment and diagnosis being measured in hours or days not weeks.
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Following a referral
We rapidly triage based on referral details.
Access the patient and undertaken triage testing (usually same day exercise testing).
In many cases offering urgent coronary angiography (for high risk) or CT Coronary angiography for low or intermediate risk cases.
GP and Physician referral forms and process
Doctors can refer their patient for Consultation, open access tests or Healthscreening with a referral letter faxed to 01483 467120 or posted to us at 5 Huxley Road Guildford GU2 7RE or online using our encrypted digital medical referral form.
Due to the nature of our diagnostic services only some of our tests can be accessed by patients direct.
- 12 Lead ECG
- Screening Echocardiogram
- Breathless screening (ECG, BNP D Dimer blood test)
- Racing Driver Exercise Test
- In general self referrals are confined to healthscreens that can be arranged without a GP or Physician referral.
Please note that our Heartscreen+ screening packages are designed for patients that have no clear symptoms of heart disease, so we would advise that if the patient has symptoms of chest pain on effort, heart failure, palpitation or blackouts they should be considered for referral to a Consultant Cardiologist for a formal Consultation and medical examination.
To book a heart screen ask your patient to call us during office hours or to complete our contact form using the button below.
Heartscreen Bronze and some other tests can also be scheduled on line see our e-bookings page.