Cardiology is the branch of medicine that studies and deals with heart problems.

You might visit the cardiology department at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust to receive investigation and treatment for heart conditions, such as:

  • cardiovascular disease, for example, coronary heart disease that affects the blood vessels to the heart
  • heart disease, for example, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) or heart failure

You would also see a cardiologist during treatment for a heart attack, or if you have a heart murmur. 

Heart disease treatment and cardiology services at Barnet, Chase Farm and the Royal Free hospitals

The Royal Free London cardiology department provides a comprehensive service for clinic and ward patients at our hospitals. This means we treat day patients and those who need to be admitted to hospital overnight or for several days, through:

  • a walk-in ECG service, 24-hour ECG and blood pressure monitoring, exercise testing, 2D/3D transthoracic echocardiogram and stress echocardiogram facilities
  • cardiac catheterisation, and permanent pacemaker and ICD implantation and follow-up care
  • a rapid access chest pain clinic, arrhythmia clinics, heart improvement clinic and hospital and community rehabilitation services
  • heart failure clinics

For more information on our world class heart attack care and cardiology referrals and research, please see the left hand navigation. 


Do you have an appointment?

Find your ward

  • Barnet Hospital

    Wellhouse Lane
    EN5 3DJ        

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 8732 6912
    Cardiology admissions co-ordinator: 020 8216 4633
    Cardiology day ward: 020 8216 4618

  • Chase Farm Hospital

    The Ridgeway
    EN2 8JL 

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 8375 1069

  • Edgware Community Hospital

    Burnt Oak Broadway  
    HA8 0AD

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 8216 4552

  • Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street
    NW3 2QG

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 7794 0500
    Cardiology admissions co-ordinator: 020 7794 0500 ext 35182
    Cardiology day ward: 020 7472 6170


Referral details

Referrals to the cardiology team can be made via a GP or hospital doctor. We regret we cannot see patients without an appointment. Electronic referrals from a GP may be made through the 'choose and book' system. Tertiary referrals (from other hospital consultants) are also available.

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