Cardiology services

Cardiology is the branch of medicine that deals with heart problems. Belfast Health and Social Care Trust specialises in cardiology services to people from all over Northern Ireland.

Accessing cardiology services

Patients are usually referred to cardiology when it is suspected that they may have a problem with their heart. There are two ways of accessing cardiology services:

  • as an emergency
  • referral by your GP or another medical professional

Location of cardiology services

General cardiology services are delivered in acute cardiology wards and a coronary care unit at:

Cardiac surgery

The Cardiac (heart) Surgery Unit in the Belfast Trust provides different heart surgery procedures for adults and children. The unit is based at the Royal Victoria Hospital. It is a regional service for patients across Northern Ireland.

Consultant cardiologists refer patients for cardiac surgery. There are no heart transplants carried out in Northern Ireland.

Support available

There are cardiac support groups all across Northern Ireland that can provide you with help and advice.

For more information, go to:

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