Remote Monitoring with The Heart Partners
The Heart Partners run the most comprehensive private CareLink Networks in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. This allows most patients with pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and implanted loop recorders to be checked remotely. The implanted devices can communicate with CareLink using a small external monitor which connects to any mobile phone network. This allows the patient and their device to be checked more frequently, looking for any problems and can also monitor the response to various treatments. ECG tracings from inside the heart can be obtained (real-time as well as stored). Problems can often be identified before the patient may otherwise be aware of them, which has been literally life-saving, and usually substantially reduces the number of clinic visits needed.
World Class Physicians
The Heart Partners bring together leading cardiologists to offer a comprehensive cardiac service. The senior partner, Dr Anthony Nathan, is joined by Dr Niall Keenan (Cardiac Imaging and General Cardiology) and Dr Anthony Chow (Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Rhythm disorders, Ablation and ICDs/ Pacemakers), enabling holistic care for your heart.
How do the Heart Partners Work?
The Heart Partners share a common ethos on the care of the cardiac patient, delivered in a compassionate and friendly manner. They will each be working in private practice, and will use each other’s special expertise and share secretaries and notes (now becoming electronic).
The practices are all based at the Spire Bushey Hospital. Dr Nathan also sees outpatients at the Platinum Medical Centre of The Wellington Hospital.
Invasive procedures are performed at The Wellington Hospital.
If one of the Partners is unavailable, patients are offered an appointment with one of the other members of the team who will be fully conversant with the patient’s case history and have full access to the notes, although patients are. obviously free to see someone else if they or their referring physician prefers
Remote monitoring of pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and implantable event recorders (CareLink) is managed by a specialist physiologist, Leah Beck, who is an expert in all aspects of pacing technology and associated patient care
Top-Level Cardiac Care
The Heart Partners are totally committed to being able to offer the best quality and safest care for your heart. We are now able to offer the latest in cardiac imaging and diagnostics, including cardiac MRI scanning and 3D echocardiography, as well as a complete range of treatments for palpitations and arrhythmias (including AF ablation and pacemaker / ICD implantation).
The Heart Partners undergo regular appraisal and audit, and perform all their work within GMC guidelines.
The Heart Partners offer comprehensive care for for your cardiac rhythm managment device:
Implants, Follow-up and Generator Changes
The Latest Remote Monitoring Technology
Unexplained Syncope and Dizzy Spells
Heart Failure Treatments
Early detection of Atrial Fibrillation
The latest techniques of Catheter Ablation
What You Need to Know
Before Choosing Your Cardiologist
Are they appopriately trained and qualified to deal with your problem?
Will they be available for help and advice when you need it?
Are they part of team of experts that can deal with different aspects of your problem?
Do they have robust secretarial and administrative support?
Are they fee-assured with your insurance company?
Will they treat you as a person, not a diagnosis?
020 8901 5583
Dr Nathan has a decicated bookings specialist,
Aline, who can be reached on:
Tel: 07415 738968 (messages left will be returned rapidly)
Or via our secretaries
Dr Anthony Nathan:
Tel: 020 8420 4471
Fax: 020 8420 4472
Dr Niall Keenan:
Tel: 020 8950 0534
Fax: 020 8420 4155
Dr Anthony Chow:
Tel: 01895 628900 or 07737 277134
The Heart Partners
Spire Bushey Hospital