Private Cardiologist referral
Do you need to see a private cardiologist? You can get a referral to see a private cardiologist at London GP Clinic. To get the referral, you need to book a 15-minutes appointment where you will be attended to by one of our experienced general practitioners. We are partners with cardiology clinics where you can have a face-to-face consultation with a specialist at an affordable price.
When do I need to see a cardiologist?
If you experience any symptom of heart disease or other common heart-related problems like breathlessness, blackouts, heart palpitations or dizziness, a visit to a cardiologist will be necessary.
Available Heart Tests
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
An electrocardiogram is used to monitor the heart's rhythm and electrical activity. It is used to investigate heart conditions such as arrhythmia and coronary heart disease.
A GP conducts the electrocardiogram for 30 minutes. It costs £110 to get an ECG on a weekday and £140 on weekends. If you need a report, you will have to pay an additional fee of £20.
- Exercise tolerance test
This test is also known as a stress test or exercise ECG. It is used to diagnose coronary heart diseases by measuring the amount of blood the coronary arteries pump into the heart. During this test, the cardiologist will attach a small device to your body and ask you to exercise on a bike or thread mill. An exercise tolerance test costs £325.
An echocardiogram or echo is a type of ultrasound heart scan which provides information on the structure and function of the heart. It is used to diagnose heart conditions, and it costs £450.
- Holter monitors
A Holter monitor is a device attached to the body that measures the heartbeat for 24, 48, and 72 hours. When an ECG does not diagnose any irregularity, and there are symptoms of a heart condition, a Holter monitor may be used to aid diagnosis. The cost of a heart test using a Holter monitor starts at £300.
- Single-channel ECG patch
This is a small device that performs an ECG from a single lead as opposed to the 12 leads of an ECG. To monitor and diagnose irregularities in heart rhythms, you will need to wear the device for 7 – 14 days, depending on your symptoms or heart condition. A single channel ECG patch costs £800.
- 24-hour blood pressure monitor
For a 24-hour blood monitor, you will wear the device while you carry on with your normal activities, just like a Holter monitor. The device is used for an ambulatory blood pressure monitoring where your blood pressure is measured and recorded for 24 hours.
How do I get my results?
Immediately the procedure is complete, we will send you a report by email or phone usually within 2 days. If you require a follow-up appointment after you receive your result, you will have to pay £10.
Visit our clinic today at Suite 15, 117A Harley Street, London, W1G 6AT for any cardiology service. We can also refer you to a heart specialist if necessary. You can also contact us by calling 020 70434318.