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Looking for a private cardiologist? All our private cardiologist have been thoroughly researched and vetted by our team of experts and offer specialist care at their London and Birmingham clinics. Choose a cardiologist below to browse their profiles including clinics, pricing and expertise.

Browse our directory of private cardiologists and book an appointment today.

What is a cardiologist? 

A cardiologist is a trained physician specialising in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases relating to the cardiovascular system. This is made up of the heart and blood vessels. A cardiologist is not the same as a cardiac surgeon – a cardiac surgeon will open the chest and perform surgery. Cardiologists may, however, insert pacemakers and conduct other procedures such as angioplasty and heart catheterisation. They will also carry out tests for diagnosis.

When to see a cardiologist?

If you are experiencing symptoms that may resemble those of a heart condition, your GP or primary care doctor may refer you to a cardiologist. Some of the symptoms include:

  • Changes in the beat or rhythm of the heart
  • Pain in the chest
  • High blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath

As well as helping you with treatment and diagnosis, your cardiologist can also offer preventative advice. For example, if you:

  • Have a family history of heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Are, or were, a smoker
  • Diabetes
  • Are starting a new exercise

How do I find the right cardiologist?

You can find the right cardiologist near you by browsing our directory of cardiologists – we have a list of vetted general surgeons across the UK.

Just like all healthcare professionals – your cardiologist should be someone you trust. There are various steps you can take to ensure you are choosing the right cardiologist for you:

  • Credentials – you can confirm a UK cardiologists’ credentials and experience by checking the GMC specialist register. Here, you can find out where they studied, when they qualified and their practice history. By finding out this information, this will help you feel more comfortable knowing you are in safe hands.
  • Accessibility: it is best to find a cardiologist who works in close proximity to you, making it easier to attend regular check-ups and appointments if needed.
  • Consultation: once you have narrowed down the cardiologists in your area, you can book in a consultation and just have a chat. You may want to ask them a set of questions regarding your condition, or simply just get some advice.

Can a GP refer you to a cardiologist?

Quite often, it will be your GP that refers you to a specialist practitioner – this is most likely because your test results show potential for concern. However, if you have concerns of your own about your heart health, you don’t have to wait for a GP referral. Instead, you can browse our directory of cardiologists yourself and book a consultation.

What to expect at your first visit with a cardiologist?

When you first arrive at your cardiology consultation, the cardiologist will:

  • Ask questions about your family history, habits & lifestyle
  • Give you a physical examination.

Your cardiologist may also refer to you a cardiothoracic surgeon to run more tests if needed.

How to prepare for your cardiologist appointment?

It is advisable that you bring a list of the medications you are currently taking and write down any questions you may have. For example, you may want to ask:

  • ‘How does my family history affect my risk of heart disease?’
  • ‘What habits can I adopt to lower my risks of heart disease?’

Your cardiologist will provide specialist advice and a treatment plan according to your health needs and habits.

How much does a cardiologist cost?

The costs of your cardiology appointment will depend on the services required and their personal prices. A rough estimate would see an in-person consultation costing around £150 – £250 – however, this will depend on the cardiologist’s personal rates. This will often include a discussion of your symptoms, family history and any pre-existing medical conditions, as well as a physical examination. Additional diagnostic tests will often be charged additional to the price of the initial consultation. With regards to treatment, the price will vary depending on your treatment plan.

How we select cardiologists listed on Medstars

Here at Medstars, we have a curated selection of thoroughly researched and vetted senior doctors. We have created a catalogue of doctors who share our values of transparency and honesty. Our free online platform features individual practitioner profiles, displaying expertise, prices and location along with their usual availability and patient testimonials.

Find a cardiologist near you with Medstars

Here at Medstars, we have a range of specialists on board ready to help you. You can find a cardiologist near you by browsing our website or selecting a cardiologist from the list below.

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  • Angioplasty
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Stent Insertion
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
  • Echocardiogram (Cardiac Ultrasound)
  • Exercise Stress Test
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Valvuloplasty