Cardiac and thoracic care
at The Harborne Hospital in Birmingham

Here to help you get the treatment you need

We understand how worrying it is when you are experiencing symptoms such as heart palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness or blackouts. When you choose The Harborne Hospital, you’ll have rapid access to the region's leading cardiac consultants who will arrange any tests or scans you need to diagnose your symptoms.

Our specialists cover every aspect of your heart, lungs and vascular system. We’ll give you a fast and accurate diagnosis, and offer a treatment plan that’s personalised to your condition.

The Harborne Hospital is a part of HCA Healthcare UK, which is number one across the UK for private cardiac care1, with 98% of patients saying they would recommend our consultants to family and friends2.

Why choose The Harborne Hospital?

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    Fast access to care

    When you make a cardiology appointment, our expert consultants will see you within days.

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    A seamless experience

    We offer everything you need — testing, diagnosis, and pre- and post-operative care.

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    Quick and accurate results

    We’ll arrange the tests you need without delay, and you’ll have your results in a matter of days.

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    Image-guided and minimally invasive procedures

    Including access to a state-of-the-art hybrid catheter lab and theatre for certain procedures.

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    Safe and complex care

    From a multidisciplinary team that includes cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and expert clinical nurse specialists.

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    Intensive Treatment Unit

    For one-to-one around-the-clock critical care for complex conditions.

Our expert team

Throughout your treatment you’ll have seamless and collaborative care from a team that covers all of your needs, including: specialist consultants, clinical nurse specialists, experienced nurses, radiographers, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals.

As a part of HCA UK, our team consists of specialists who are continuously working to advance care and pioneer new techniques. We can perform coronary revascularisation for patients who had previously inoperable conditions, and minimal access cardiac surgeries that reduce trauma for a speedier recovery. Consultants in our network even used the world’s first radiation-free ablation to treat an irregular heartbeat.

Our cardiac multidisciplinary team meets regularly to share knowledge and determine the best treatment plans for even the most complex conditions.

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Cardiac diagnostics and investigations we offer

To deliver an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment, we build a detailed picture of your heart using state-of-the-art technology. Our cardiac diagnostics in Birmingham include:

We also offer access to comprehensive pathology tests.


Conditions we treat

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Your treatment pathway

On your first visit, you’ll see an expert consultant who specialises in cardiac care. They’ll review your symptoms, arrange any necessary tests and scans and discuss your results with you either on the same day or at a follow up appointment. Based on your results they'll then recommend the best treatment options available to you.


Testing, diagnostics and medical management

Our cardiology consultants provide the latest tests and scans to diagnose your symptoms as well as the treatment and medical management of cardiac conditions. We fit implantable devices such as pacemakers and can monitor inherited conditions.

Interventional cardiology

If your consultant determines you need interventional treatment, we can perform minimally invasive procedures such as angioplasty (stents) and ablation, unblocking arteries or inserting aortic valves through arteries in the groin or arm.

Cardiac surgery

If surgery is required for valve, vessel or structural repairs, we offer a wide range of procedures using minimal access techniques (through smaller incisions, often between the ribs) or open sternotomy when required.

Treatments we offer

This is only a selection of our treatments available — a specialist consultant will advise you on the most effective treatment based on your diagnosis.

Contact our cardiac team in Birmingham to discuss your needs or if you are looking for a particular treatment that isn’t listed below.

Contact The Harborne Hospital, Birmingham

Appointments and enquiries:

0121 812 3051

1 Based on national private cardiac volumes. Data source: The Private Healthcare Information Network (1 Oct 21 - 30 Sep 22).

2 Based on national private cardiac volumes and patient satisfaction questionnaires at HCA UK hospitals in 2022.

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