Spire Sussex Hospital has launched the new Cardiac Investigation Unit

Spire Sussex Hospital is delighted to announce the opening of a dedicated Cardiac Investigation Unit facility to coincide with the National Heart Month in February. An extensive range of diagnostic tests is dually reported by Dr Robert Gerber, Consultant Cardiologist and Harry Collins, Principle Cardiac Physiologist with no out-patient consultation required.

The service now available on site at Spire Sussex Hospital gives direct access to a number of investigative tests including: commonly performed cardiac ultrasound examination called Transthoracic Echocardiography, exercise bike stress testing, 24 hour blood pressure monitors as well as short (24 hours) and long term (7 days) cardiac monitors.

Dr Gerber, Consultant Cardiologist at Spire Sussex Hospital, commented:

“The new Cardiac Investigation Unit is a dedicated facility which specialises in investigating the heart in detail.  As February is the National Heart Month, it is the perfect time to question whether we are doing enough to look after our hearts. “

He added:

“We saw last year the 24-year-old footballer, Fabrice Muamba, suffering a sudden cardiac arrest without any warning signs or symptoms, whose heart stopped for 78 minutes. Heart conditions may not be independent of age or our fitness level. In today’s fast paced environment, everyone can be at risk of developing a heart disease and there is no harm in having your heart checked out.”

To find out more about the tests available, click here or call 01424 757455 or fill in our online enquiry form.

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Dr Robert Gerber and Ben demonstrating the new exercise bike used for stress tests


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  • Cardiac Investigation Unit
  • The Healthy Heart Clinic

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