About our cardiology service
We provide a comprehensive adult inpatient and outpatient cardiology service, led by consultants with a range of specialty interests. Daily consultant ward rounds take place seeing patients under the care of the specialty, plus those referred while in hospital.
Conditions we treat
General and community cardiology clinics
- Daily rapid access chest pain clinic for patients with chest pain of likely cardiac origin – by direct referral
- A consultant-led, direct access, one-stop heart failure clinic
- A consultant-led advanced heart failure clinic
- Nurse-led clinics for the on-going management of heart failure patients
- Electrophysiology clinics for the assessment of complex cardiac arrhythmias
- Investigation and treatment of patients with heart valve disease
- Cardiac rehabilitation programmes following heart attack, coronary intervention or cardiac surgery and for patients with a diagnosis of heart failure
- Post-surgery cardiothoracic clinic for the review of patients post cardiac surgery locally
- Non-invasive investigations which include a direct access ECG service, echocardiography, exercise tolerance testing, ambulatory ECG monitoring, event recording and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
- Tilt table testing for the investigation of blackouts
- Cardioversion for the treatment of atrial fibrillation
- Complex echocardiography including transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) and dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE)
- Diagnostic cardiac catheterisation for the investigation of coronary artery disease and heart valve disease,
- Implantation and renewal of permanent pacemakers for the treatment of heart block and syncope
- Implantation of loop recorders for the investigation of arrhythmias
How to prepare for your visit
All the information on what to expect is sent to the patient with the appointment letter which includes a contact number to call if a patient requires further information.
Where to find us
You can find us in the tower building on level -1 (main hospital).
Refer a patient
GP referral via e-RS
As part of the new NHS standard contract, we only accept referrals from GPs to consultant-led clinics through the e-RS. Faxed or paper referrals will be rejected and will not be posted.
For rejected referrals, the GP will be informed within two days that their referral has been rejected. It will then be the responsibility of the referring GP to resubmit the referral using e-RS.
NHS e-Referral service
If you wish to refer a patient, you can do it using the NHS e-Referral service (e-RS).
You can view available appointment slots and book the appointment before your patient leaves the surgery. If there are no clinic slots are available via e-RS, you can still refer your patient to us by selecting the ‘defer to provider’ option on e-RS.
If the patient wants to arrange the appointment outside of the surgery, please make sure you give them their booking reference number and e-RS password.
If you can’t find a service on e-RS, you can search for the condition or review the
Please remember it is the GP's responsibility to assess the clinical need for any initial patient transport and for the provision of that first visit.
Booking ECGs for patients through e-RS - 8 October 2020 update
From Wednesday 8 October 2020 GPs were able to book ECGs for patients through e-RS using clinic code AHPOE.
Due to infection prevention and control constraints we are not able to offer a walk-in service at present, and current capacity is for 20 pre-booked slots per day compared to 30 slots a day pre-covid.
The location will be the anticoagulation building which has the advantage of a separate entrance from the main site.
Meet our team
- Dr Mick Ozkor – Clinical Director, Consultant cardiologist with special interest in intervention and valve disease
- Dr Syed Aysan – consultant cardiologist with special interest in pacing and electrophysiology
- Dr Tom Crake – consultant cardiologist with special interest in intervention
- Dr Amal Muthumala - consultant cardiologist with special interest in heart failure and device implantation
- Dr Antonis Pantazis - consultant cardiologist with special interest in echocardiography and inherited heart muscle disease
- Dr Dushyant Maradia - Clinical Lead, consultant cardiologist with special interest in echocardiography, valve disease, non-invasive investigation for coronary artery disease and acute cardiac care
- Dr Amir Sheikh - cardiothoracic surgeon
- Dr Ron Simon – consultant cardiologist with special interest in pacing and electrophysiology
- Dr Roger Rear – consultant cardiologist with a special interest in heart failure and cardiomyopathy
- Dr Fahad Iqbal - Valve/General Intervention
- Dr Michael Debney – Cath Lab Lead & Consultant with a special interest in Arrhythmia
- Meriel Clark - Matron
- Bibi Ford – Cardiology Lead Nurse and Cath lab manager
- Dorina Uwase – Service Manager
- Hema Sookdawar- Deputy Service Manager