Cardiac Services

Papworth Hospital provides cardiac services for all aspects of the diagnosis, management and treatment of heart conditions in adults.

Cardiac Diagnostics

Papworth provides a range of diagnostic tests designed to assess the structure and function of the heart.

These include:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG - heart tracing)
  • Holter Monitoring (Ambulatory ECG recorded over 24/48 hour period)
  • Event recording (recording rhythms of heart)
  • Exercise Tests (tracing recording during a measured piece of exercise)
  • Echocardiography (measurement of the structure and function of the heart chambers and valves)
  • Tilt Test (to assess causes of faintness of dizziness)


Papworth is one of the UK's leading centres in coronary angiography, angioplasty and stenting, undertaking high volumes with a lower complication rate than other peer group hospitals.

Papworth is also a leading centre for intervention in structural heart disease including closure of septal defects and transcatheter treatment of valve disease. Papworth is one of the first centres in Europe to offer transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) a procedure for patients at high risk with aortic valve disease.

Electrophysiology and Devices

Papworth is one of the UK's leading centres for Electrophysiology (EP). This rapidly developing area uses the latest 3D mapping equipment and is the fastest growing cardiology service in Papworth, the UK and internationally.

Papworth is a major centre for device implantation including pacemakers, biventricular pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.

Cardiac Surgery

Papworth is one of the UK's leading and largest specialist providers of cardiac surgery including Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

Papworth is the UK's largest valve repair/replacement centre.