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Heart failure clinic information for patients

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We offer a number of specialist clinics.

  • Rapid access consultant one stop heart failure clinic

    This clinic is run by Dr Gerry Carr-White, Dr Stam Kapetanakis, Dr Jessica Webb and Dr Tevfik Ismail.

    This is a one stop heart failure clinic for newly suspected or patients with heart failure.

    Investigations done at the clinic visit could include:

    • echocardiography
    • ECG (electrocardiogram)
    • cardiopulmonary exercise testing
    • blood tests
    • x-rays
    • spirometry.

    We try to see patients within two or six weeks of referral as per National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines.

    Please ensure you bring your medications with you for us to review.

  • Nurse-led heart failure clinic

    This is a nurse-led clinic run by Silapiya Smith, Bincy Thomas and Sandy Pandya.

    It is for patients already diagnosed with heart failure, providing close observation and follow-up, monitoring and up-titration of (increasing and adjusting) medication, assessment of educational needs and management strategies.

  • Elderly care heart failure clinic

    This clinic is run by Dr Rebekah Schiff and Dr Shahbaz Roshan, care of the elderly consultants.

    This is a specialist clinic for older patients with heart failure and other serious conditions. The clinic has close links with our elderly care and cardiology hospital and community based services.

  • Bexley heart failure clinics 

    This community based heart failure clinic is run by Dr Jessica Webb and Dr Tevfik Ismail. It has diagnostic facilities including ECG and echocardiography.