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If you are a patient of our Cardiology Service, you may have been referred to us by your GP or you may have come through our Emergency Department
Common heart problems include angina, myocardial infarction, heart failure and arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation or bradycardia. We also treat patients for hypertension, cardiomyopathies, acute coronary syndromes, valve disease and many other conditions.
Our service comprises five consultant cardiologists an associate specialist, a staff grade doctor and junior medical staff.
They are supported by an advanced nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialists and cardiac physiologists to provide expert services to inpatients, daycase and outpatients.
The dedicated cardiology inpatient service includes a six bed Coronary Care Unit, 12 heart failure beds, an 11 bed Heart Assessment Unit and 31 general cardiology beds. These beds are all located at Arrowe Park Hospital.
A dedicated and newly refurbished Cardiac Catheter Lab is co-located on the third floor at Arrowe Park Hospital. Over 1,200 diagnostic cardiac catheters are performed on site each year. Permanent pacemaker implantation and follow up has taken place at the Arrowe Park site since 1994. A full non-invasive Cardiac Testing Service is provided, offering diagnostics including transthoracic echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, trans-oesophageal and 3D echocardiography and tilt testing. A direct access CT Angiography Service is available on site.
Close links to Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital ensure patients needing complex devices, imaging and percutaneous cardiac intervention (PCI) are referred promptly.
Outpatient services include a Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic and clinics for worsening chest pain, as well as general and speciality cardiology clinics based at Arrowe Park Hospital and in the Community Outreach Clinic at St Catherine’s Health Centre.
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Dr Peter CurriePosition:
Consultant Cardiologist & Physician
Cardiology & Medicine
Ischaemic heart disease Atrial fibrillation Heart failure Hypertension
Ischaemic heart disease
Consultant Cardiologist and Physician, Wirral University Teaching Hospital
British Cardiovascular Society, European Society of Cardiology, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, British Society for Echocardiography, British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging, Liverpool Medical Institution, Cardiology Advisory Board
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Dr Palaniappan SaravananPosition:
Heart Rhythm Management (HRM) Implant and Follow-up of HRM Devices (Pacemakers, Defibrillators) Cardiac resynchronisation therapy Heart Failure Arrhythmias including Atrial fibrillation Risk assessment for sudden cardiac death
Risk assessment for sudden cardiac death Heart disease in End Stage renal Disease Fish oils and Heart Disease
Consultant Cardiologist – Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust Honorary Consultant Cardiologist – Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool Honorary Lecturer, Institute of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, University of Liverpool Consultant Cardiologist, Spire Murray Field Hospital, Thingwall, Wirral.
JRCPTB Heart Rhythm UK British Medical Association Medical Defence Union
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Dr Diane BarkerPosition:
Heart failure Pacemaker implantation Cardiac resynchronisation therapy Arrhythmias Atrial fibrillation Risk of sudden cardiac death
Heart disease in pregnancy Cardiac devices for heart failure Exercise testing
Consultant Cardiologist – Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust Consultant Cardiologist – St Catherine’s Health Centre, Wirral Honorary Consultant Cardiologist – University Hospital of North Staffordshire
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh , British Society for Heart Failure, British Society of Echocardiography – with transthoracic echocardiography accreditation, Heart Rhythm UK – with certificate of accreditation, International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners – certified cardiac device specialist, European Heart Rhythm Association
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Acute coronary syndromes Pacemakers Infective endocarditis Echocardiography Cardiac catheterisation
Cardiac biomarkers (Troponins) Infective endocarditis Cardiovascular ultrasound
British Cardiovascular Society BMA
The team consists of Dr Peter Currie, who leads a team of four consultants: Dr. Turab Ali, Dr Dyl Rittoo, Dr Diane Barker and Dr Saravanan Palaniappan
The Matron for the Cardiology Service is Matron Claire Price and the Divisional Manager is Mrs Anne McGinnity.