Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC): Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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Fast assessment and diagnosis for patients with:

  • new or recent onset of exertional chest pain suggestive of ischaemic heart disease (IHD), or,
  • worsening symptoms in a patient with known IHD who is not under active follow-up by a cardiologist

For patients with known IHD, send to a general cardiology clinic unless they have new or worsening symptoms.

Patients with suspected MI or Acute Coronary Syndrome should go directly to A&E.

Please see the chest pain pathway in the Pathways section on the right.


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

For patients with:

Patients 18 year and over with:

  • new or recent onset of exertional chest pain suggestive of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) or,
  • worsening symptoms in a patient with known IHD who is not under active follow-up by a Cardiologist.

Exclusions

  • patients already under active cardiology follow-up
  • patients under the age of 18

 


How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

Via a website

e-RS (electronic referral service)

w: https://nww.ebs.ncrs.nhs.uk

Please attach referral letter, or use referral form, or send a copy of GP Consultation via the electronic referral system.

Please include clinical reason for referral, relevant past medical history, medication history and up-to-date contact details. Include recent blood test results and copy of ECG if already done.