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Here at BMI The Highfield Hospital we are able to diagnose complex and minor heart conditions, these may include: angina, coronary artery disease, heart disease, valve disease and atrial fibrillation.

At BMI The Highfield Hospital, we offer private cardiology services to patients based in the Greater Manchester and Lancashire areas.

If you are concerned about your heart’s health, our specialist private Cardiologists will provide you with a quick diagnosis and treatment plan that is tailored to you.

Here at BMI The Highfield Hospital we are able to diagnose complex and minor heart conditions, these may include: angina, coronary artery disease, heart disease, valve disease and atrial fibrillation.

Private Cardiology Diagnostic Services offered at BMI The Highfield Hospital


An electrocardiogram or ECG measures the electrical activity of your heart. Analysis of the results can indicate any damage to the heart muscle. An ECG can be used to assess if you have had a heart attack or evidence of a previous heart attack. The test may also be used to detect arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, previous heart attacks and cardiomyopathy.

Cardiac stress testing

Cardiac stress tests are a way to detect heart and circulatory problems such as irregular heartbeat, partially blocked arteries, or heart attack risk that might not be detected while a patient is at rest.

Ambulatory blood pressure recording

An ambulatory blood pressure recording will measure your blood pressure over a period of 24 hours whilst you are doing your normal activities or are asleep. This should give your doctor an accurate representation of your blood pressure from a day-to-day perspective. You wear a small digital blood pressure monitor throughout the day that is attached to a belt around your waist and connected to a cuff on your upper arm. The monitor records your blood pressure at regular intervals. This will not affect your daily routine or your sleep.


Echocardiogram or echo, is a painless test that uses sound waves to create pictures of the heart. The test provides information about the size and shape of the heart and how well the heart's chambers and valves are working. The test also can identify areas of heart muscle that aren't contracting normally due to poor blood flow or injury from a previous heart attack. In addition, a type of echo called Doppler ultrasound shows how well blood flows through the chambers and valves of your heart. It can detect possible blood clots inside the heart, fluid build-up in the pericardium (the sack around the heart), and problems with the aorta.

Private Cardiology procedures offered at BMI The Highfield Hospital

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) ablation

Atrial fibrillation is a health condition that causes an abnormal and irregular heart rate. Typically, the heart rate is abnormally fast, which can put sufferers at risk of various health conditions – including heart attack, blood clots and heart failure. This condition can be effectively cured by pulmonary vein isolation ablation, and BMI The Highfield Hosital can offer a number of specialised technologies to address the problem in different types of patient.

All of the investigations are interpreted and reported on by our experienced team of consultant cardiologists. Following investigation, any patient who may require surgical intervention can be referred to BMI The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle for further treatment.

Payment Options

Accessing private healthcare is easy, whether you choose to pay directly or use private medical insurance.

If you are paying for yourself, we can usually offer an upfront cost which you can then choose to pay in full or access one of our easy payment options. Visit our Paying for yourself page.

If you have insurance, we can arrange direct settlement with your insurance provider, although you should check in advance to see if your treatment is covered. For more information, visit our private medical insurance page.

Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare

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Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code

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Spread the cost

Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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