London Medical Cardiology

Chest pain

London Medical’s Cardiology Clinic provides the most up-to-date investigative cardiac procedures for patients with heart problems – and some of the UK’s most renowned cardiologists hold clinics here for all aspects of heart disease.

London Medical provides cardiology care from leading experts to help keep your heart healthy

Chest pain is a frightening symptom, however most chest pain is not caused by problems with your heart. Your lungs, ribs, muscles and digestive system can all cause pain and discomfort in your chest. London Medical’s cardiac physicians are experts in identifying, treating and preventing cardiovascular disease. If you are concerned about pain, London Medical offers the latest cutting-edge investigations for chest pain, so that treatment can be targeted to relieve your symptoms and safeguard your future health.

When chest pain is an emergency
Some chest pain cannot wait for a routine appointment and investigations. You should call 999 and get urgent care if you develop sudden pain in your chest that:

  • Feels tight, heavy or crushing
  • Continues for more than 15 minutes
  • Spreads into the arms, neck, jaw or through to the back
  • Is associated with breathlessness, clamminess or sweating
  • Makes you feel unwell, weak or nauseous

You may be having a heart attack, which needs immediate emergency treatment.

A clot in the lung causes sharp chest pain that’s worse on breathing in. It may be linked to breathlessness and coughing up blood. A Pulmonary Embolism is a medical emergency and should also be treated urgently in hospital.

Investigation of chest pain at London Medical

London Medical state-of-the-art cardiology clinic offers the latest investigative procedures for patients with chest pain. Some of the UK’s most renowned cardiologists provide expert assessment and treatment, supported by a team of dedicated cardiac nurses, ultrasound specialists, and physiology technicians. Depending on your symptoms, your examination and your health investigations could include:

  • ECG recording
  • Treadmill exercise stress tests
  • Echocardiography
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring using the latest technology
  • Ambulatory ECG recorders
  • 24 hour tape to look for cardiac arrhythmias

Assessment of your risk of developing heart disease

London Medical offers an in-depth assessment of your individual risk of developing heart disease. A range of non-invasive tests are available from London Medical’s laboratory and the state-of-the-art imaging suite. The results are used to identify risk factors and evaluate your current heart health. Tests include:

  • Screening for diabetes
  • BP monitoring
  • Comprehensive cholesterol and lipid profile: London Medical provides cutting-edge
    cholesterol and lipid testing to help assess your risk of cardiac disease. In addition to
    traditional cholesterol testing, London Medial exclusively offers LDL particle number
    analysis, one of the most powerful tools for predicting heart attack risk.
  • Carotid artery ultrasound: Scanning the carotid artery in the neck is an effective, low
    radiation way of measuring the lining thickness and the size of any fatty plaques. A
    coronary artery calcium score is also assessed and these results are used in
    conjunction with the findings from the cholesterol blood tests to provide an overall
    assessment of personal risk.

Our Consultants

Our Cardiology specialties

We offer care across a broad range of cardiology specialties. We have some of the top specialists in every aspect of cardiac care. Our entire team is dedicated to working together to consider the results of your investigations, your health and your lifestyle before tailoring a treatment plan to your individual needs.

Our Locations

London Medical is located in the Harley Street medical area. Together with top experts across a range of multi-disciplinary fields, we offer the finest facilities for your care, all under one roof.

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 8pm
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 8pm
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 8pm

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