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The Community Cardiac Diagnostic Service has clinics by appointment which aim to offer a flexible, local service at a time and venue convenient for you. The service is provided across Liverpool 5 days a week.
The team is committed to providing a clinically effective service to all our patients in the community.
The department offers Electrocardiograms (ECG’s) and 24 hour blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) to patients in Liverpool.
An ECG is a way of recording your heart rhythm and the hearts electrical activity. The heart produces tiny electrical impulses which cause the heart muscle to contract. These impulses can be detected and recorded by an ECG. The test can help to diagnose various symptoms.
This is a non-invasive procedure involving ten sticky patches (Electrodes) being placed on the body. Six electrodes are placed on the chest and one electrode on each arm and leg. You will not be able to feel anything as this happens.
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (BP)
You will be fitted with a cuff to wear around your arm which is attached to a small machine that records your blood pressure over a period of 24 hours. The cuff will inflate regularly during the day and night. You will be asked to keep a diary or a log of your activities while you are wearing the monitor. You will need to return to the clinic the following day to have the recorder removed.
Clinics are available at the following locations:
- Old Swan Health Centre, Crystal Close, St Oswald’s Street, L13 2GA
- South Liverpool NHS Treatment Centre, Church Road, Garston, L19 2LW
- Norris Green Family Health Clinic, Townsend Avenue, L11 5AF
How do patients make an appointment
Appointments for ECG can be booked by contacting 0151 296 7333 Patients referred for an ECG can also book an appointment via Choose and Book following a referral from their Health Care Provider.
Patients will need to be referred by their GP, Practice Nurse, Heart Failure Nurse or Community Matron. Patients can either be given their referral form or it can be faxed by the GP surgery to 0151 296 7848.
Patients who have been referred for 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring will be contacted by the service with an appointment once the faxed referral has been received.
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