Essex Cardiac Clinic

8th December 2021 By Phoenix Hospital Group

What is the Cardiac Clinic?

The Cardiac Clinic aims to recognise the current state of your cardiovascular health and identify anything you can do to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Our weekly clinics can help identify any heart arrhythmia problems and manage cardiology conditions.

On the 9th of December the Cardiac clinic at Phoenix Hospital Group Chelmsford will be opening for high quality, fast access, specialist cardiovascular care with our highly accredited Cardiology consultant Dr Henry Oluwasefunmi Savage. Dr Savage is known for his expertise in general Cardiology, heart failure and the implantation of a comprehensive range of complex cardiac rhythm devices. He is also the lead for the Mid-Essex CCG. Our Clinics will be running every week at 1:30pm on Thursdays going forward and into the New Year.

How is my cardiovascular health tested?

The Cardiac Clinic at Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford employs four different diagnostic testing methods: Holter monitoring, ECHO, ECG Monitoring and blood pressure monitoring.

ECG Monitoring

ECG monitoring is one of the most basic ways of investigating the heart. The test includes placing stickers (electrodes) on the surface of the skin to detect electrical impulses of the heart. An ECG scan is entirely painless and can offer information to a cardiologist such as the rhythm and the condition of your heart. The device is applied by a cardiologist, allowing you then to proceed with normal daily activities.

Echocardiogram (ECHO)

An Echocardiogram evaluates the structure, chambers and the valves of the heart through ultrasound images. Ultrasound images allow cardiologists directly to view high resolution images in real time. This allows the specialist to check for any blocked arteries or clots within the heart. An ECHO also allows the cardiologist to asses overall functionality of the heart.

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) allows cardiologists to measure blood pressure continuously for an extended period of time, typically during a 24 hour timeframe. ABPM is a commonly used tool for monitoring hypertension as it is able to consistently record, even throughout the night during sleep.

Holter monitoring

A Holter monitor is a portable ECG device requiring the patient to wear the monitor for up to 14 days. This allows the Holter monitor to collect all data that is needed within a single monitoring period. The data when collected is uninterrupted, resulting in more effective arrhythmia detection. The monitor is minimally invasive and needs no special attention while wearing the device.

 

To make an enquiry about our Cardiac clinic with Dr Henry Oluwasefunmi Savage, please email [email protected] or call 01245 801234