Table 7.1

Outpatient services to be provided by the tertiary centre

Where a tertiary centre also provides regional paediatric and/or local secondary services there should be an increase in facilities accordingly.
  • Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography

  • Stress echocardiography

  • Exercise testing

  • Nuclear cardiology

  • Magnetic resonance imaging

  • Ambulatory ECG and blood pressure recording/analysis

  • Cardiography (ECG) services

  • Tilt testing

  • Open access echocardiography service

  • General adult ± paediatric cardiology clinics

  • Cardiac surgical clinics

  • Specialised cardiology clinics (electrophysiology, ICD, heart failure, adult congenital heart disease, primary and secondary prevention)

  • Pacing clinics

  • Rapid access chest pain clinics

  • Rehabilitation services