Cardiology Services in Lewisham

The department provides a comprehensive cardiology service for adults, providing diagnosis and treatment for a range of heart conditions. Patients are either referred from a GP or come to the hospital through the Emergency Department.


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Who is the department for?

Key Staff


Cardiology Department
Location Cardiology Department
Yellow Zone
1st Floor
Lewisham Hospital
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The Cardiac Department is based next to the Radiology department on the first floor of the outpatient’s building.

The Coronary Care Unit is on the third floor of the Riverside building.

Contact Details

Coronary Care Unit Tel: 0208 333 3000 ext 3857 or 8835

Cardiac Department Tel: 0208 333 3000 ext 6147 or 6278 or 8094

Cardiac Rehab Tel: 0208 333 3000 ext 6514

Heart Failure Community Service Tel: 0203 0493473

Heart Failure Hospital Service Tel: 0208 333 3000 ext 8170

Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic Tel: 0208 333 3000 ext 3217

Arrhythmia Service Tel: 0208 333 3000 ext 8172

What conditions do the department treat?

The department treats a wide variety of conditions in adults, common ones including:

  •     Acute Coronary Syndromes
  •     Heart Failure
  •     Hypertension
  •     Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
  •     Supra Ventricular Tachycardia’s
  •     Ventricular Arrhythmias
  •     AV Nodal Disease
  •     Syncope and Pre Syncope (fainting, lightheadedness)
  •     Pericardial Effusion/tamponades (collection of fluid around the heart)
  •     Endocarditis ( a rare heart infection)
  •     Myocarditis/pericarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle)
  •     Cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease)
  •     Valvular Heart Disease

And provides a full range of services including:

  •     Inpatient and outpatient cardiology
  •     RACPC (Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic)
  •     Atrial Fibrillation (AF) clinic
  •     DC Cardioversion
  •     Hypertension Clinic
  •     Pacing
  •     Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) inpatient & outpatient services
  •     Heart Failure service inpatient & outpatient services
  •     Inpatient and Outpatient Exercise treadmill testing (ETT),
  •     Echocardiography (a painless study using ultrasonic waves to visualise structural and functional abnormalities of the heart),
  •     24Hr ECG Monitoring and Blood Pressure Monitoring
  •     Patient Activated Monitoring (PAM)
  •     GP direct access echocardiography, 24Hr ECG monitoring, Blood Pressure Monitoring and ECG
  •     Transoesophageal Echocardiography (TOE)
  •     Cardiac CT
  •     Myocardial Perfusion Scan
  •     Stress Echocardiography
  •     A full range of inpatient & outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (CR)

Who is the Cardiology Department for?

The department is for all adults who come into the hospital via their GP or emergency routes.  The department also provides a paediatric ECG and exercise test service

Key Staff

    Dr Sumit Basu, Cardiologist, Clinical lead
    Dr Khaled Alfakih, Cardiologist
    Dr Paresh Mehta, Cardiologist
    Dr Nicholas Papamichael, Cardiologist
    Dr George Youssef-Amin, Cardiologist Heart Failure
    Prof. Sanjay Sharma, Professor of clinical cardiology and inherited cardiac disease
    Kathy Marshall, Consultant Nurse Cardiology
    Lorna Carby, Cardiac Physiologist Manager

The consultants are supported by nurse specialists and a multi-disciplinary team.

What else do you need to know?
The Cardiology department's opening hours are

Monday - 9.15am-17.00

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 8.30am- 17.00

Saturday and Sunday - Closed but with extra clinics as required.

The GP Electrocardiogram (ECG) service is open daily from 8.30am-16.30.




The Department has a comprehensive nurse specialist service covering Arrhythmias, ACS, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Heart Failure (Hospital & Community) and RACPC

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