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Cardiology

What the service does
How to access the service
Location of service


What the service does

The cardiology service deals with a range of heart problems, including:

General cardiology services

We assess, diagnose and treat people who come into our emergency departments with cardiac problems. We provide general cardiology services in both:

  • acute cardiology wards
  • a coronary care unit

If you have had a heart attack or heart surgery, we also offer cardiac rehabilitation. This is a programme of exercise and information sessions that help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Tertiary cardiology services

We also offer tertiary cardiology services to the population of Northern Ireland. Tertiary cardiology services require a specialist setting called a cardiac catheterisation laboratory.

Tertiary cardiology services are needed when your symptoms cannot be effectively improved or controlled by lifestyle changes or medication.

It may then be necessary to provide other options such as:

How to access the service

There are two ways to access cardiology services:

  • referral by an Emergency Department
  • referral by a GP or another clinician

Location of service

General cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation services are delivered at the following hospitals:

Tertiary cardiology services are available at: