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Cardio Respiratory Department

The Cardio Respiratory Department is open Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm and can be found between ward 7 and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) on the first floor. A comprehensive range of cardiology and respiratory diagnostic tests are offered. Many of these are offered to GP practices. Cardiology and respiratory clinics are held at outlying clinics which include Knutsford, Handforth and Congleton War Memorial Hospitals. The clinics are supported by the department to provide ECG and Spirometry cover. A weekend Electrocardiograms (ECG).ECG service is also offered for two and a half hours each day to provide ECG cover for the medical wards.


Our range of diagnostic tests

  • Electrocardiograms (ECG).
  • 24 hour ECG ambulatory monitoring.
  • 24 hour BP (blood pressure) ambulatory monitoring
  • Long term event recorders
  • Patient activated rhythm monitors.
  • Rapid Access Chest pain clinics
  • Exercise stress tests- medically supervised and technician led.
  • Transthoracic echocardiograms
  • Bicycle stress echocardiograms
  • Isometric stress echocardiogram
  • Transoesophageal echocardiograms
  • Dobutamine Stress echocardiograms
  • 3D echocardiograms
  • Contrast echocardiograms
  • Dysynchrony study echocardiogram
  • Pacemaker follow up checks
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Spirometry (flow volume loops).
  • Gas transfer tests.
  • Body plethysmography.
  • Respiratory muscle strength tests.
  • Oximetry (including overnight oximetry sleep studies).

Our team

A range of staff provide these services including clinical assistants, specialist nurse practitioner, clinical physiologists, assistants practitioners and administration staff.

How to contact us

Office telephone number: 01625 661711

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