The cardiology service at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is a world-class tertiary referral cardiac centre led by specialists with academic interests and leaders in their field. We use cutting-edge clinical innovations to treat and prevent heart conditions and offer a full range of investigations, treatments and management for cardiac conditions.

Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan presents a model of the heart -- Innovations in Cardiological Science MSc - new MSc with the NHLI

Hammersmith Hospital has one of London’s seven heart attack centres and provides specialist 24-hour emergency care and treatment for patients suspected of having a heart attack or acute heart rhythm disorder in the west London area.

We provide cardiac assessment and treatment for a broad range of patients, including specialist clinics for patients with end-stage kidney disease, as well as offer a national pulmonary hypertension service. Although our cardiology service is primarily based at Hammersmith Hospital, we also offer our services at St Mary’s and Charing Cross hospitals.

We offer general cardiology and sub-specialist clinics at three of our hospitals. 

Conditions and treatment

Our cardiology service treats the following conditions:

  • ischaemic heart disease
  • arrhythmia and electrophysiology
  • cardiac pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • valvular heart disease
  • structural heart disease
  • cardio-renal disease
  • heart failure
  • hypertension
  • lipid disorders
  • syncope
  • Inherited cardiac conditions

Clinical trials and research

As a leading university hospital research centre in cardiovascular disease, we are closely liaised with Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre and the National Heart and Lung Institute, with an aim to use research and education to improve patient outcomes.

We are at the forefront of cardiac interventions including percutaneous heart valve treatments, innovations in electrophysiology, new forms of cardiac imaging and the investigation of syncope. The International Centre for Circulatory Health (ICCH) at St Mary’s Hospital facilitates the translation of cutting-edge cardiovascular discoveries to patient care. This enables us to offer the latest new treatments to our patients as early as possible.

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Imperial Private Healthcare

We also offer private patient treatment at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

All funds generated by Imperial Private Healthcare are reinvested in the NHS Trust, and are used to support and enhance both NHS and private clinical services for the benefit of all our patients.

For more information, please visit cardiac services on the Imperial Private Healthcare website.

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Cardiology scan

As an inpatient in the heart attack centre, I was incredibly impressed with what I saw and experienced. The medical professionals are not only highly skilled but also compassionate, caring and fun to be around. They turned what could have been a difficult and unpleasant situation into something pleasant and encouraging.

Cardiology scan

I can't praise the department more highly – the care I received could not have been bettered. The nursing staff, doctors and surgeons carried out their tasks and I was able to go home the same day with no problems. Thanks to all the staff of the department, they are great.

Walter Lamb

From the moment of arrival staff did everything they could to put me at ease and I immediately got the feeling that I was in very good hands and had nothing to worry about. The consultant remained close at all times and was attended by two very competent assistants.

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