How We Can Help
The team perform comprehensive cardiac screens tailored to the individual. These include a comprehensive range of investigations including heart traces ('electrocardiograms' or 'ECGs'), heart ultrasound scans ('echocardiograms'), exercise treadmill tests, heart monitoring and advanced imaging techniques (e.g. heart MRI scans and exercise stress echocardiograms). All results are reviewed by consultant cardiologists with expertise in the relevant field. Whilst we are based in Bristol & Bath we also offer a mobile screening service for clubs.
We provide expert cardiac sports advice, screening and assessment of symptoms to those of all abilities. We work with professional-club and international athletes and also help to advise those with underlying cardiac conditions (e.g. after a heart attack or those with heart failure) to improve their exercise capacity and provide tailored exercise prescription.
Dan and Ed are the first cardiologists in the UK to have achieved a Masters in Sports Cardiology. Dan was one of the authors of the National guidelines on the screening of sports participants, published in 2018. This was a joint position paper from the British Society of Echocardiography and the charity Cardiac Risk In The Young.
We have excellent breadth and depth of contemporary cardiology and are proficient in the assessment of a number of cardiological symptoms including:
Heart murmurs, valve disease
Heart risk factor management (such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure)
Heart rhythm symptoms (palpitations, atrial fibrillation)
Episodes of altered consciousness (blackouts or near blackouts)
Helen has years of experience in leading and delivering cardiac rehabilitation both in the hospital setting and in the community. She has held Cardiac Rehabilitation level 4 instructor certification since 1994 and was awarded the Mayor’s City of Bath Citizens award for her services to the Cardiac Rehabilitation population. Helen can offer individual or group rehabilitation programmes to help develop fitness over time with and exercise programmes to suit all individuals. Personalised bespoke programmes can be arranged adapted to the home, gym or community settings. Helen is registered with the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.