Heart and circulatory diseases (cardiovascular diseases, CVD) are the main cause of ill health in the UK, accounting for around 161,000 deaths per year.
The Chiltern Hills Heart Clinic was founded by Dr Punit Ramrakha, Consultant Cardiologist, to provide both patients and doctors an efficient, high quality, unique resource for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease including coronary artery disease, hypertension, valvular heart disease, heart failure, stroke and cardiac arrhythmias.
The range of specialties covered at the Chiltern Hills Heart Clinic include:
Hypertension and its modern management - ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, tailored therapy and investigation for underlying cause of high blood pressure
Coronary artery disease - noninvasive investigations (Exercise ECG, stress ECHO) as well as cardiac catherisation and further treatment as necessary
Interventional cardiology - coronary angioplasty, stents, ASD closure and other transcatheter device therapies
Heart failure - modern management with tailored therapy for not only the symptoms but also to address the underlying cause of the heart failure, pacemaker therapy where necessary and resynchronisation therapy
Valvular heart disease - diagnosis of heart murmurs by echocardiography, monitoring and long term management
Arrhythmias (palpitations and syncope) - investigation for palpitations and blackouts, ambulatory ECG monitoring, and management including implantation of pacemakers where necessary
Stroke - investigations for underlying cause of the stroke in particular cardiac causes, management and prevention
Disease prevention and management clinics - directed at follow-up and secondary prevention for patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease.
At the Chiltern Hills Heart Clinic, Dr Ramrakha will work with you and your doctor to advise you on disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and ongoing education. We look forward to being able to help you.