Heart Screening Clinic

Our heart screening clinic offers a range of tests and scans designed to assess the health of your heart and detect the early signs of heart disease.

It can also help detect other heart problems such as arrhythmia and heart failure, as well as determining your risk of stroke or heart attack.

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Don’t Ignore Your Heart Health

Heart disease can be present without symptoms. However, if heart disease is diagnosed at the earliest possible stages, before symptoms develop, it can be successfully treated and managed.

For your convenience, our renowned heart screening clinic is available at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care.

Heart Disease Risk Factors

Heart and circulatory disease is the UK’s biggest killer, responsible for 40 per cent of all deaths in the UK. Certain conditions are considered to put a person at greater risk of developing coronary heart disease. These include:

  • Lifestyle factors – smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, obesity
  • Medical conditions – high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, low ‘good’ cholesterol or high ‘bad’ cholesterol
  • Life stage (menopause) and genetics (heredity).

Packages and Costs

Package 1: Assessment with an Experienced Cardiac Nurse – £195

You will receive a personalised assessment with a cardiac nurse, including blood analyses and an electrocardiogram (ECG), which measures the electrical activity of the heart.

A summary report, reviewed by a consultant, will be provided, together with expert advice on managing risks or heart problems identified.

This package is most suitable for individuals with no prior heart problems who would like an initial assessment. This package is not available at the Harefield Hospital heart clinic. 

Package 2: One-to-One Consultation with a Specialist Cardiologist  £395 

This is our most popular package. In addition to package 1, you will receive a one-to-one consultation with one of our world-leading heart consultants who will discuss the results of the initial tests and recommend further tests, if needed.

This package is recommended for individuals who have experienced heart palpitations, chest pain and/or have previously suffered from heart problems.

 Further tests, if required, may include:

  • Stress echocardiogram – This is a test done to assess how well the heart works under stress. The ‘stress‘ can be triggered by exercise either on a treadmill or supine bike. The exercise machines are easy to use; complete beginners can undertake these with the help of friendly staff. A dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE) may be used if you are unable to exercise.
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram  – This test is recommended for some patients with heart palpitations and chest pain, particularly when these symptoms are accompanied by breathlessness.
  • Cardiovascular magnetic resonance scan – For individuals requiring the most accurate test available, then a cardiovascular magnetic resonance scan is the best possible option. This test uses magnets, radio waves and a computer to create detailed pictures of the heart and major blood vessels.

Pheidippides Intensive Heart Screen Package – £4,500

Specifically designed for endurance athletes, this package includes our full range of cardiac screening tests. The Pheidippides intensive heart screening is only available to those who have been referred for this level of testing. Find out more about Pheidippides intensive heart screening.

Book an Appointment

Patients will be provisionally booked onto package 1 or 2. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire to ensure the package is tailored to your needs:

Choose a Cardiologist

The following consultants run our heart screening clinics. If you would like to request a particular cardiologist, you can find out more about them via the below links.

Cardiologists at Harefield Hospital:

Cardiologists at Royal Brompton Hospital: