Diagnostic tests for cardiovascular conditions
Our cardiology department provides both invasive and non-invasive private diagnostic tests for the detection of cardiovascular conditions.
About our diagnostic tests
At the Heart and Lung Centre, we provide both invasive and non-invasive diagnostic tests for the detection of conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels.
Non-invasive tests are carried out at Cromwell Hospital in west London, with some tests available at our central London-based outpatient centre Basinghall Clinic. More invasive tests are carried out at our hospital-based catheterisation laboratory, commonly referred to as a cath lab.
We offer rapid access to consultations, with diagnostic tests often taking place on the same day – all under one roof.
A catheterisation laboratory, more commonly referred to as a cath lab, is an examination room that contains specialist imaging equipment. Cath labs are where minimally invasive tests and procedures on the heart are carried out, like angiograms, ablations and pacemaker or defibrillator insertions.
Cath labs usually contain a variety of healthcare professionals, including consultants, nurses, radiographers, physiologists and scientists.
If you are diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition, you will be treated by our world-class consultants using state-of-the-art technology at our private London hospital.
You will be supported throughout your journey by our specialist staff, including clinical nurse specialists, physiologists, radiographers, and other healthcare professionals.