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The Cardiovascular Health Clinic at Phoenix Hospital Group provides high quality specialist cardiovascular care. The clinic is committed to delivering specialist care that is tailored to and convenient for individuals’ lifestyles and the many commitments of modern life.


Expert Cardiologists

We are committed to delivering the best lifestyle advice, screening, preventative therapies, investigations and when necessary treatments for specific cardiac conditions to optimise long term health and quality of life.

Virtual appointments

GMC registered

Same day appointments

Diagnostic testing we offer

Much of the treatment of cardiovascular disease can be managed in house with appropriate tests and where necessary treatment with cardiovascular drugs.


This is one of the most basic cardiac investigations and involves putting stickers (electrodes) on the skin to detect the electrical impulses of the heart.
It is entirely painless and can often tell your cardiologist some basic information about the rhythm and condition of your heart.

24hr Blood Pressure Monitor

A 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) is a measure of your blood pressure while you move around, living your normal daily life. It is measured over a period of up to 24 hours.


This scan looks directly at the structure of the heart, its chambers and valves. This test is particularly good for looking at the structure of valves of the heart since the heart lies very close to the gullet in the chest allowing high resolution images.

Exercise Stress Test

The exercise test allows the cardiologist to see how the heart performs under load. Although the exercise test has some limitations it can be useful in screening, assessing exercise capacity, in the investigation of patients with chest pain and for some other indications such as heart rhythm problems.

Stress Echocardiogram

Whilst the CTCA scan and coronary angiogram gives anatomical information about the coronary arteries and any possible narrowing, stress echo looks at the functional performance of the muscle of the heart and by implication the coronary blood supply to the heart.

CT Coronary Calcium and Angiogram

CT Coronary Calcium Angiography (CTCA) can evaluate the presence, significance and severity of any coronary artery narrowing that might be present. CTCA requires the injection of a ‘contrast agent’.

Cardiac MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the heart allows doctors to better determine the presence of certain diseases that may not be as easily seen with other imaging methods such as x-ray or ultrasound.

MRI of the heart and surrounding structures can be used not only to assess the function of the heart but also major vessels, and other important structures such as the sac around the heart and other organs e.g kidneys and adrenal glands.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening ( AAA)

Screening for AAA has been shown to be of benefit in certain patient groups and as such forms an important part of an overall cardiovascular screening program. The abdominal aorta can be scanned in detail using ‘body scans’ such as CT and MRI which give a very accurate assessment however AAA can also be screened for using simple abdominal ultrasound.

Carotid Artery Scanning

Ultrasound of the carotid arteries (the arteries in the neck supplying blood to the brain) is undertaken for two reasons.

Firstly, in patients who have had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or in whom there is a clinical suspicion of problems with blood flow to the brain, an ultrasound or ‘carotid Doppler’ may be recommended. This is to look for severe narrowing of the arteries that might require treatment with surgical ‘endarterectomy’ or stenting.

Secondly for screening purposes.  The carotid arteries are very superficial and represent a part of the cardiovascular system which is very easy to access with ultrasound.

Cardiology Testing Essex

Our new Cardiology Testing clinic at our hospital in Chelmsford, Essex provides high quality cardiovascular care. We can accommodate short notice appointments as well as delivering results within a couple of days.

Why choose us?

A Consultant led service, from experts in their field, providing the highest level of care.

A dedicated and experienced team, able to cater for individual needs.

Same day diagnostic imaging and screening service.

State of the art facilities at the forefront of modern healthcare.

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