Introduction to our Tests

Introduction to our Tests and Outpatient Services

We provide a modern and welcoming consultation and outpatients suite, called the ‘Regent’s Park Suite’.

The Regent’s Park Suite comprises a comfortable waiting area with a series of comfortable consulting rooms, a well equipped cardiac investigations room and an echocardiography suite. We have a Philips Affinity echocardiogram (ultrasound) machine and the very latest ECG and ambulatory monitoring equipment. We have the ability to comprehensively investigate a range of symptoms including: chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations and blackouts.

All our tests and outpatient services are led by consultant cardiologists.

We provide outpatient tests and services which include the following:

  • Blood tests: Lipids, glucose, biochemistry, coagulation
  • Resting ECG
  • Stress ECG (Exercise ECG)
  • 24hr, 48hr & 72hr ECG
  • 24hr & 48hr BP
  • Event recording
  • Implantable loop recording
  • Exercise stress test
  • Echocardiogram (ECHO)
  • ECHO with Bubble
  • Transoesphageal ECHO
  • Stress ECHO
  • Tilt table
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test
  • Ajmaline Provocation Test
  • Plain film x-ray
  • Cardiac CT scan – calcium scoring and CT angiography
  • Cardiac MRI scan
  • Cardiac CT-FFR Heartflow
  • Heart screening & cardiovascular fitness
  • DVLA medical checks
  • Diving medical checks

Some investigations, for example, plain film x-ray, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI are performed wihin Derriford hospital through our partnership with University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.