Our team of cardiology consultants provide a range of crucial cardiology services, including heart screening, investigations and diagnostics. Among the most experienced specialists in Wales, these dedicated medical professionals use the latest technologies to diagnose heart problems as early as possible.
At IGP, we always put our patients first. We offer friendly, flexible and detailed consultations with some of the best and most experienced consultants in the field.
Experienced and Highly Qualified Cardiologists IGP is home to a multi-disciplinary cardiology team.
High-Quality Cardiology Facilities.
IGP have significantly invested in our cardiology care and diagnostic equipment.
All our heart screening services are provided by a team of cardiology consultants and heart specialists. These services are diagnostic in nature and are focused on the diagnosis of cardiac abnormalities in adults.
Appointment Cost: £595.00
Working in partnership with the Calon Hearts charity, we provide monthly screening sessions for children and adults in South Wales. Initially, patients recieve ECG screening and when abnormalities are identified further examination, echocardiogram screening, guidance and referral (if appropriate) is provided.
If you're suffering from unexplained heart-related symptoms, the first step of the diagnostic process will be an echocardiogram and electrocardiogram (ECG). While both screening processes search for heart defects, they approach the monitoring of the heart in different ways.
An electrocardiogram searches for abnormalities by using electrodes to monitor electrical signals coming from the heart. An echocardiogram searches for structural issues in the heart through the use of ultrasound.
An ECG is used to diagnose a range of potential heart problems. If a patient is suffering from chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness or palpitations, a consultant or cardiology nurse may suspect one of the following conditions is to blame:
Coronary heart disease
A heart attack
The cardiologist or nurse will start by attaching sticky sensors to your chest, arms and legs. You'll need to remove the top half of your clothing to ensure an accurate reading is taken. The electrical signals in your heart will then be monitored by an ECG recording device.
A printout of your heart's electrical activity is then assessed by a cardiology consultant to look or the following issues:
Reduced blood flow to the heart
Thickened heart tissue or an enlarged heart
Potential signs of injury caused by a heart attack
An irregular heartbeat
Abnormal electrical activity coming from the heart.
Your ECG with the IGP cardiology team should take no more than 10 minutes. You're advised to arrive at our private clinic at least 15 minutes before your appointment. You may be advised to shave your chest in advance, but you can eat and drink as normal.
A cardiologist will recommend an echocardiogram if they suspect there's a structural problem with your heart or the surrounding blood vessels. This specialised version of an ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to search for irregularities.
Your IGP cardiologist will want to find out if structural irregularities in your heart are causing problems with blood flow. If a problem is identified, it could be caused by one of the following heart problems:
A historic heart attack
Congenital heart disease
Your consultant will talk you through the results of your scan once a firm diagnosis has been made. You can then begin your treatment programme knowing you're in the best possible hands.
An ECG is a test that measures the electrical impulses produced by the heart. Small electrodes are placed on your chest, arm and legs, and recorded on the ECG machine. ECG appointments are available with a nurse or with one of our consultant Cardiologists.
We want to ensure that all of our patients receive the information they need to make an informed decision about their healthcare. If you have any questions or if you require assistance with anything, please let us know.