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Clinical Measurement

Clinical Measurement
Opening Times: Monday - Friday 08:30 – 16:30. The ECG service is closed between 12:30 – 13:00.
Telephone: 01493 452424.
Location: Ground floor, adjacent to the Department of Medicine.

Clinical Measurements provides various tests for investigating the heart.

If your local GP or hospital doctor wants further information on how your heart is working he or she may refer you to us where we will undertake the relevant test for you.

All tests are undertaken by trained staff and your test results will be returned to your referring doctor who will either discuss the results with you in person or will write to you to let you know the outcome of your test(s).

If you are attending the pre-operative clinic it is routine for you to be asked to attend for an ECG on the same day, and approximately 30 minutes prior to this appointment, if you are over the age of 60, have a known heart condition or other condition that the doctor may think requires an ECG.

 

What services are provided?

The following tests undertaken by the Department are:

  • ECGs
  • Ultrasound of the heart – known as an ECHO
  • Transoesphageal Echo – also known as a TOE
  • Dobutamine stress echos
  • Exercise tests
  • 24/48/72 hour tapes
  • 24 hour blood pressure monitoring
  • Rapid access chest pain clinics.

 

How can I get a referral?

Patients can be referred by their local GP for the following tests:

  • Echos
  • Ambulatory monitoring – 24 hour tapes, 48 hour tapes and 7 day monitors
  • 24 hour blood pressure monitoring

For all other tests patients are referred by a consultant or healthcare professional working here at the James Paget University Hospital.

Key staff

Key staff

Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist: Ruth Mixer

Chief Cardiac Physiologist: Natalie Sales