Cardiology

The Cardiology Department, situated on Level 6 near the main entrance, forms a key part of the Cardiothoracic service provision at Derriford Hospital and provides for the people of Plymouth and for the whole of the South West Peninsula.

Using some of the latest technology and advanced techniques, the Cardiology Department at Derriford is responsible for carrying out a wide range of diagnostic tests and complex treatments on people with Cardiac disease and other Heart problems.

The Cardiology Team are comprised of Cardiology Consultants (Cardiologists), doctors, nurses and technical specialists (Cardiac Physiologists).

Cardiologist (Speciality)
- Dr. C. J. Burrell
  Coronary Heart Disease, Angioplasty and Coronary Stenting (PCI)
- Dr. G. A. Haywood
  Treatments for Heart Rhythm abnormalities (Electrophysiology and Ablation),
  Complex Pacing and ICDs
- Dr. I. D. Cox
  Coronary Heart Disease, Angioplasy, Coronary Stenting, Rotablation (PCI) and TAVI programme
- Dr. D. A. Sarkar 
  Coronary Heart Disease, Angioplasty, Coronary Stenting and Rotablation (PCI)
- Dr. G. Morgan-Hughes
  Pacing and complex Cardiac Imaging techniques
- Dr. D. Tomlinson
  Treatments for Heart Rhythm abnormalities (Electrophysiology and Ablation),
  Complex Pacing and ICDs
- Dr V Suresh 
  Coronary Heart Disease, Angioplasty, Coronary Stenting and the TAVI programme.


Cardiology Services Available (number of procedures per year)
- Primary PCI (urgent investigation and treatment to unblock coronary arteries)
- Routine ECGs (over 40,000)
- Ambulatory ECG and BP monitors (over 3500 )
- Routine Echocardiograms (Ultrasound Scans) (over 6,000)
- Complex Echocardiograms (TOEs, DSEs and 3D scans) (over 1000)
- Exercise Treadmill Tests (ETT) (over 3000)
- Angiograms (over 2000)
- Pacemaker Implants (over 400)
- Implantable Defibrillator implants (ICDs) (approx 50)
- Electrophysiology (EPS) / Ablations (approx 100)
- Angioplasty / Coronary Stenting (PCIs) (over 1000)


Other Cardiology Services include:
- Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC)
- Treatment for Adult Congenital Heart Defects (GUCH)
- Treatment for Heart Failure (CHF)
- Investigation and treatment of blackouts (Syncope)
- Pacemaker and ICD follow-up
- Cardioversions 

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