Skip to main content
Cardiothoracic Services

This site is best viewed with a modern browser. You appear to be using an old version of Internet Explorer.

Cardiac Physiology

Cardiac Physiology is a supportive, dynamic and friendly team of over 50 staff members.

We have bases at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

The team works across both sites routinely covering all aspects of invasive and non-invasive cardiology.

Cardiac Physiology at the Horton General Hospital provides non-invasive cardiac investigations, including Echocardiography, Cardiac Rhythm Management and ECG-based investigations.

Nuclear Cardiology and cardiac interventions take place at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Our team

Our team comprises:

  • Scientist Assistants and Associates
  • Cardiac Physiologists
  • Cardiac Scientists
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Specialist Nurses.

Our Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Specialist Nurses care for patients with cardiac arrhythmias and complex devices.

Our staff are involved with professional bodies relating to the services we provide, and we all receive regular training.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your visit or your procedure, so please feel free to ask.

Our services

We provide the following services for our patients.


Our imaging department undertakes approximately 25,000 transthoracic echocardiograms a year in adult, paediatric and congenital services.

We also provide stress echo, bubble studies and a physiologist-led valve clinic.


Nuclear Cardiology

The department performs over 2500 myocardial perfusion scans each year.

Nuclear Cardiology

Cardiac Rhythm Management

We follow up approximately 3500 pacemakers and 2000 complex devices a year, and we have a substantial remote monitoring service.

Pacemaker and ICD Clinic

Non-invasive service

Our non-invasive service includes:

Cardiac Angiography

We have five Cardiac Angiography labs offering a 24 hour primary PCI service for coronary intervention, and which also facilitate:

  • rotablation
  • pressure wires
  • IVUS
  • intra-aortic balloon pumps.

The structural intervention service includes TAVI, mitraclips and PFO closures.


We undertake approximately 800 ablations a year (400 of these being complex mapping cases such as atrial fibrillation ablations), 550 pacemaker implants and 200 complex device implants.

Find us and contact us

John Radcliffe Hospital

Outpatients Blue Area
John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Oxford OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 220258

From the main hospital entrance follow the corridor past the main lifts. The Cardiac Physiology Clinical Unit is located on the right in the Outpatients Blue Area.

How to find the John Radcliffe Hospital

Horton General Hospital

Cardiac Physiology
Mayflower Suite
Horton General Hospital
Oxford Road
Banbury OX16 9AL

Tel: 01295 229555

From Car Park 6 (via Oxford Road), please enter the hospital through the Outpatients entrance (wheelchair accessible) or the stepped entrance behind the big tree.

The Mayflower Suite is through a door to the outside just past Pre-operative Assessment.

From Car Park 1 or 2 (via Hightown Road), please walk back along the path to the left of Car Park 1 (as you look back towards Oxford Road).

Once at the end, the Mayflower Suite entrance is in front of you to the left.

How to find the Horton General Hospital