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Cardiology in Glasgow

Improving your heart health through our Cardiology services

At Ross Hall Hospital, we offer a dedicated private cardiology service that deals with the investigation, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the heart and blood vessels.

You can rest assured you will receive the highest level of care as specialist cardiologists consistently and effectively treat common conditions as well as those with the highest levels of complexity.

We provide a comprehensive range of non-invasive diagnostic tests carried out by experienced consultant cardiologists and cardiac physiologists. Our state of the art technology includes a full range of outpatient equipment and our dedicated cardiac catheterisation lab for more in-depth diagnostic tests such as angiography and interventional procedures like inserting stents or implanting pacemakers.

Patients will benefit from fast, direct and convenient appointments where consultant cardiologists can accurately diagnose and provide the necessary tailored care to help you manage your condition or see you back to full health. 

The heart and supporting anatomy is a complex and vital system for life and as such has a broad range of conditions that require management and treatment. The experienced cardiologists at Ross Hall Hospital each have their own sub-specialisations, and so we can offer you the right specialist for your specific needs.

Cardiology is the area of medicine that encompasses all aspects of disease affecting the heart and the cardiovascular system. As well as treating patients with existing cardiac conditions, the consultants also focus heavily on preventing heart disease and the vast range of cardiac conditions.

Heart conditions often present with one or more of the following symptoms, which should all be investigated by a cardiologist:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Breathlessness, particularly more than is normal for you after exercise
  • Swollen feet, ankles or legs
  • Palpitations - fluttering or pounding in your chest
  • Tiredness, fatigue or weakness without known cause

These symptoms could be caused by a number of possible conditions, from minor to very serious. If you are experiencing any of them, you can book an appointment to see a cardiologist at Ross Hall Hospital.

Within the field of cardiology there are different areas of specialisation. Whilst all Consultant Cardiologists are trained and experienced in most cardiac issues, they usually specialise and develop their expertise in very specific areas such as the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and failure such as coronary artery disease or a focus on problems with the electrical activity of your heart and heart rhythm disorders.

Whilst heart disease and rhythm disorders are very commonly caused by ageing or lifestyle factors, the consultant cardiologists also treat patients with rarer or inherited conditions like Long QT Syndrome or Brugada Syndrome.

Ross Hall Hospital has a full range of services for diagnosing and treating all heart conditions within our outpatient facilities and our state of the art interventional suite for more in-depth diagnostic procedures.

Common diagnostics performed at Ross Hall Hospital Include:

  • ECG (electrocardiogram)
  • 24-hour ECG monitor
  • 7-day ECG monitor
  • Echocardiogram
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram
  • Exercise stress test
  • LINQ devices
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Blood tests including cholesterol level tests
  • Cardiac MRI
  • CT angiography with the best resolution CT scanner in Scotland for coronary imaging
  • Angiography - use of a specialist X-Ray machine to get real-time detailed images of your heart

Cardiology is a very complex specialty, and the experienced consultants at Ross Hall Hospital are able to offer a variety of treatments that range from advice and medication to interventional procedures depending on your condition.

Common procedures offered to cardiac patients:

  • Coronary angiogram
  • Coronary angioplasty / stenting
  • Cryoballoon ablation (for the treatment of AF)
  • Implantation of cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices
  • Implantation of loop recorders
  • Implantation of pacemakers

The expert cardiologists at Ross Hall Hospital also refer to and work closely with leading cardiac surgeons for patients that may need heart surgery such as coronary bypass.

Diagnosis, consultations and treatment will always be tailored to you and conducted in state-of-the-art facilities by the best assortment of cardiologists from the experienced multidisciplinary team at Ross Hall Hospital.

During the initial consultation, your consultant will learn about and assess your symptoms and medical history to get a clear picture of the situation, your concerns, and to determine the appropriate next steps.

Your cardiologist will then request that additional tests be carried out to ensure we have all the necessary information to be able to create a tailored treatment plan.

You will likely have an ECG (electrocardiogram) during your initial consultation. The specialist is likely to refer you to the experienced in-house cardiac physiologist team for tests such as ECG, Echocardiogram, as well as any of the common diagnostics outlined above.

The two most common outpatient tests are:

  • Echocardiogram - This is a scan used to look at your heart and immediate blood vessels. This type of ultrasound creates a detailed moving image of the area by sending out high-frequency sound waves that bounce off your internal structures. 

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) - An ECG is a straightforward test that is used to check your heart’s electrical activity and rhythm. Sensors are attached to your skin to detect the electrical signals created by your heart each time it beats.

Depending on the scan or test needed, it might be possible for you to have it on the same day as your initial consultation, but usually, we would arrange it for a few days after your initial appointment at a time and day that suits you.

A follow-up appointment will be arranged with your consultant to discuss the results and determine the best form of treatment for you. Whatever the next steps, we’ll provide clarity and answer any questions you might have to put you at ease.

Expert cardiologists working with the wider Ross Hall Hospital team will do everything in their power to make sure your time with us is as comfortable as possible, ensuring you receive a timely diagnosis and comprehensive, bespoke cardiac treatment.

The cardiology department at Ross Hall Hospital uses modern facilities to effectively and accurately diagnose, treat and manage the variety of complex conditions related to your entire cardiac system, including coronary heart disease, arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythms) and high blood pressure.

Whether you have made a self-referral to our cardiology suite, have been referred by a GP or another specialty within Ross Hall Hospital, you will receive outstanding private care from skilled and friendly cardiology consultants.

The cardiology consultants work with a wider specialist team and dedicated hospital staff at Ross Hall Hospital who will ensure you receive tailored treatment and will be there to comfort and reassure you from initial consultation and diagnosis to treatment and throughout the lifespan of your condition.

At Ross Hall Hospital, we are proud of our cardiology department and are able to offer:

  • A multidisciplinary team - The experienced cardiology specialists at Ross Hall Hospital are experts in dealing with a variety of conditions relating to the cardiac system. To ensure a comprehensive healthcare service, they work with a multidisciplinary team of consultants from other specialists, including respiratory consultants, cardiac physiologists, specialist nurses and radiographers to provide the most comprehensive and effective care possible.

  • Fast access to diagnosis and treatment - We offer flexible appointments with leading cardiologists at short notice, often within 48 hours. Appropriate diagnostic procedures such as ECG’s, Ultrasound scans and blood tests are usually able to be booked immediately following your initial or follow-up consultation for a later date.

We understand that symptoms and conditions associated with cardiology are of the utmost importance and need to be dealt with using the best possible care, which is why at Ross Hall Hospital, a professional team is here to help you through every stage of your journey. Give us a call or go online today to book your initial consultation with one of the leading cardiology consultants.

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We are proud to offer patients Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation - a minimally invasive, more permanent solution than medication for the treatment of the condition. Dr Gary Wright, Consultant Cardiologist, is our Cryoballoon Ablation Specialist. 

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