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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiothoracic Services

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Working for Cardiac Physiology

The Cardiac Physiology Clinical Unit has a long history of staff training and supports foundation degree, undergraduate BSc (hons) and postgraduate education and training programmes.

Services we provide include:

  • echocardiography
  • cardiac electrophysiology studies
  • resting electrocardiography
  • ambulatory electrocardiography and blood pressure recording
  • exercise stress testing and rapid access chest pain clinics
  • support to diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterisation
  • optimisation of intra-aortic balloon pump circulatory support
  • implantation of cardiac pacemakers and patients' subsequent follow-up
  • implantation of cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and patients' subsequent follow-up
  • implantation and subsequent follow-up of specialist heart rhythm monitoring devices.

Nuclear cardiology imaging

Staff working in the Oxford Heart Centre Cardiac Physiology Clinical Unit are involved with an extensive range of both invasive and non-invasive investigative and interventional procedures used in the diagnosis and management of patients with known or suspected cardiovascular disease.

Provision of cardiac physiology procedures is a key element in the delivery of care pathways across the primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare sectors.

These include:

  • supporting provision of access from primary care
  • cardiac investigations prior to routine and complex surgery
  • imaging to determine cause of symptomatic conditions or efficacy of ongoing treatment programmes
  • responding to out-of-hours cardiac emergencies.

These activities support successful delivery of the National Service Framework (NSF) for Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and the overall quality of cardiac care delivered to our patients.

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