Heart treatments

Your heart is in our hands. There is no greater trust and we take caring for it very seriously.

The heart is the engine of our bodies, pumping nutrient and oxygen rich blood to every cell. The constant demands we make on it can lead to disease. We offer a range of procedures and have dedicated, specialist cardiology teams to help keep your heart running as it should.

Ablation of arrhythmia

Uses radio frequency energy to correct an abnormal heart rhythm.

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Blood pressure test

Measuring the pressure inside your arteries as your heart pumps blood.

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Cardiac catheterisation

An X-ray of your heart's arteries to help make an accurate diagnosis.

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Cardiac CT scan (heart CT)

Checks your heart using a CT scanner to investigate cardiac conditions.

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Cardiac Electrophysiology

Heart rhythm problems come in a variety of forms and treatments vary.

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Cardiac MRI scan (heart MRI)

Detailed pictures of your heart using magnetic resonance imaging.

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Cardiomemo recording

Non-invasive way of monitoring your heart with a specialist device.

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Controlled electric shock to reset your heart's normal rhythm.

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Cholesterol level test

Check your level of risk in developing a range of health problems.

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Contrast echocardiogram

A type of scan using sound waves to diagnose any heart problems.

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Coronary angioplasty

Widen blocked or narrow arteries for angina or following a heart attack.

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Coronary artery bypass surgery (heart bypass)

Replaces blocked heart veins to improve blood flow and oxygen supply.

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ECG monitoring or event recorder - 24/48 hour

Tracks changes to your heart's electrical activity and rhythm over a period…

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Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Measures the electrical activity of your heart to detect abnormalities.

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Exercise ECG

Measures your blood pressure and heart’s response to exercise.

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Heart valve replacement

Replaces a diseased valve with a new one to reduce angina-related pain.

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Pacemaker implantation

A common procedure which helps regulate your heartbeat.

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Stress electrocardiogram

Tests how your heart reacts when you’re physically exerting yourself.

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Zio XT Patch - heart rhythm monitor

A 14 day cardiac rhythm monitor with Zio XT Patch.

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Is heart surgery and treatment for you?

Heart problems can affect anyone at almost any age. They can be caused by a natural defect, genes or an unhealthy lifestyle. For many people, heart surgery provides relief from symptoms such as breathlessness and a lack of energy – giving them the chance to enjoy a fuller life. We provide the highest quality specialist care – from the first moment you are in touch with us through to the completion of your treatment and aftercare. Whether you use private medical insurance or you’re paying for treatment yourself, we provide expert heart care for everyone.

Why choose Spire for heart surgery or treatment?

Specialist heart care from expert, caring surgeons. In 2014 we performed over 1,300 heart operations and opened a new cardiac catherisation lab in Cardiff. Our Thames Valley and St Anthony's hospitals have specialist cardiac units while Thames Valley has also pioneered an echo treatment. All of our cardiac surgeons and cardiologists are among the best in their field. To be part of our cardiology team, our consultant cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and specialist clinical staff must be at the top of their profession. We chose our heart surgeons on their proven expertise in complex cardiac surgery and their chosen sub-specialty, their dedication to what they do and their skill to meet our stringent requirements.

With Spire, you can choose your own expert cardiac consultant and they, along with a specialist nursing support team, will be with you every step of the way. You’ll be treated in an immaculate, modern, well-equipped hospital where care will be shaped around you. You can choose the treatment time and hospital that suits you – without having to wait. We’ve won many awards for the quality of our care and think our patients agree - we received a 98% patient satisfaction rating in 2014.

Spire St Anthony's Hospital has specialised in cardiac surgery since 1975 and provides a full range of treatments for heart conditions including diagnostic investigations and interventional cardiac procedures. Each year around 200 bypass graft and valve replacement procedures are carried out by leading London surgeons. Our consultants perform complex heart surgery and procedures for the majority of heart conditions. With an intensive care unit (Critical Care Level 3) on-site, we are able to perform complex heart surgery and procedures for the majority of heart conditions.

Our heart specialists specialise in the following areas:

  • Cardiac rhythm management
  • Cardiac catheterisation
  • Coronary artery intervention
  • Coronary stents
  • Echocardiography
  • General cardiology
  • Heart failure
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Paediatric and adult congenital cardiology
  • PTCAs
  • Valvular heart disease

Whether you require an investigation into chest pain, have a disturbance in your heart rhythm such as palpitations or any other heart condition, we have a specialist that can help you.

Clinical Services

Six fully equipped operating theatres available (including hybrid theatre) for use 24 hours a day Eight-bed intensive care unit equipped with the latest monitoring and life support systems Intensivists and specialists in renal, neuro and other relevant specialties on call Four-bed high dependency unit on the cardiac ward Telemetry with central cardiac monitoring station Cardiac catheterisation laboratory Cardiac MRI and CT scans Echocardiography - including stress echos and TOE (Transoesophageal Echocardiogram) 24/48/72 hour and 1 and 2 week monitoring Implantable device service

Cardiac support group

We offer a monthly meeting which provides a social and educational forum for cardiac patients and their partners, where experiences can be shared and support given.

These meetings are held at the St. Bede's Conference Centre located behind the hospital. They are all on Monday evenings starting at 7:30pm.

Forthcoming group meetings

  • 7 November
  • 5 December

For details on speakers please contact St George’s Ward on 020 8337 6691 ext 2262.

Meet the cardiologists who are part of our expert team here at Spire St Anthony's Hospital

Meet our Cardiologists

Meet the cardiac surgeons who are a part of our expert team here at Spire St Anthony's Hospital

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