Heart & Lung Department
Hereford Cardiology Unit (also known as Heart & Lung) is based in the Oxford Suite at Hereford Hospitals. The team comprises of a mixture of specialities from clinical cardiac physiology, nursing and medicine.
The Unit conducts a variety of clinics and carry out a number of diagnostic tests for a wide range of cardiac conditions:
- Electrocardiography (ECG) – a recording of the heart electrical activity which is helpful in diagnosing various conditions
- Echocardiography – a detailed examination using ultrasound that enables the valves and chambers of the heart to be viewed in detail
- Walking monitoring where we use a variety of equipment to monitor either the heart’s rhythm or blood pressure measurement over a period of time. Patients are allowed to go home and carry out their normal activities whilst this is being performed.