Cardiac Services at the Manchester Diagnostic Suite
We offer a range of services for patients who have a GP referral as well as for those who are self-referring
We offer the following cardiac services (a referral from your GP or another specialist is required):
- Cardiac MRI scanning including cardiac perfusion scanning
- Cardiac CT scanning including Coronary Angiography and Calcium Scoring
- 12 lead ECG
- 24 hour ECG
SELF-REFERRAL CARDIAC SERVICES - no referral needed. (please note this service is not suitable for patients with chest pain symptoms. If you are experiencing any unusual symptoms you must seek medical advice immediately)
Q. How healthy is your heart?
Heart disease is an increasingly common problem, in the UK is 1 heart attack every 2 minutes. If a problem is discovered early enough however, you can take steps to reduce your risk of having a heart attack.
At the Manchester Diagnostic Suite we use Calcium Scoring CT scanning to detect calcium in your coronary arteries. The presence of calcium shows that you are likely to have coronary artery disease. We can measure calcium at a very early stage of coronary artery disease, even before any significant blockage has developed and potentially years before a standard health screening or exercise ECG would detect disease.
Q. Who can self-refer for a CT Calcium Score scan?
If you are male and over the age of 40, or female and over the age of 45, and you also tick yes to one or more of the following criteria:
- Family history of heart disease
- Past or present smoker
- History of high cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Inactive lifestyle
We have a Consultant Cardiologist available for private consultations should you wish to discuss you results with a specialist, or if you need further tests or advice. Self-referral cardiology consultations can be accepted in the following circumstances:
- Patient agrees that all correspondence and test results will be copied the their registered GP.
- Patient has already had NHS tests / consultations and wishes to have further advice based on those results.
In all other circumstances a referral is required from your GP or another specialist.