Cardiology Rapid Access Clinic
About our service
Our Rapid Access Cardiology Clinic enables patients to access expert consultation and advanced cardiac testing within 24 hours of being referred by their GP. This unique service is available only at Mater Private Day Hospital in Cherrywood, Loughlinstown, Dublin 18.
This consultant-led service is delivered by our team of eight Cardiologists, with support from our Cardiac Physiology Team and Radiologists for diagnostic testing as required.
Our Cardiologists offer a high degree of sub-specialisation expertise to treat the widest range of heart problems. This ensures patients receive the most up-to-date and widest range of diagnostic and therapeutic options, individually tailored to their specific needs.
Appointments are available Monday to Friday, with a dedicated referral pathway to ensure patients are triaged and seen within 24 hours of referral.
For referrals and appointments
- GPs can send referrals on Healthlink
- Tel: 01 793 4744
- Email: email@example.com
Patients who require routine, non-urgent care, and who would benefit from a consultation and diagnostic testing within a short timeframe. Conditions for investigation may include:
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Heart Disease
- Heart Failure
Any required diagnostic tests or imaging can be carried out on-site for patient convenience and efficiency.
Patients with urgent symptoms requiring emergency care should not be referred to the Rapid Access Cardiology Clinic.
Instead, they should be referred the Mater Private Urgent Cardiac Care service, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and based at our city centre hospital in Eccles St., Dublin. Tel: 1800 247 999 to speak to a Cardiac Specialist Nurse.
Patients can also be referred to their local Emergency Department.
Once referred by your GP to the Rapid Access Cardiology Clinic, your referral will be triaged, and you will be offered an appointment with a Cardiologist within 24 hours or the next working day (Monday to Friday).
At the clinic, patients are seen by a Mater Private Cardiologist who will assess symptoms and discuss which diagnostic tests may be required to complete the clinical assessment. Most patients require some additional tests to be done as part of their evaluation. Where possible, these tests will be arranged to take place on the same day or as soon as possible afterwards.
Cardiac testing & imaging is used to assess how well your heart is working or coping with stress. Your Consultant will determine the most appropriate tests and scans needed to fully assess your condition; this may include some of the following:
- ECG - Electrocardiogram
- Echo – Echocardiogram Stress Test
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Holter Monitor
- Cardiac MRI – Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Additional tests such as a CTCA/ CTA (CT Coronary Angiogram) may be arranged at another Mater Private facility if required.
Where is Mater Private Day Hospital Cherrywood located and how do I get there?
Mater Private Day Hospital Cherrywood is easily accessible by car from the M50 and via public transport (LUAS and Dublin Bus). Parking is available in the underground car park.
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