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The cardiology team provides specialist input for inpatients at Trafford General Hospital, runs range of clinics, carries out pacemaker implantations and full range of diagnostic services including ECG monitoring, echocardiograms, TOE (detailed ultrasound scan of the heart) and coronary angiograms (heart catheterisation). Outpatient investigations are performed in the Cardio-respiratory department at Trafford General Hospital, which can be found on the main hospital corridor next to the Restaurant. Outpatients are seen in clinics at Trafford General Hospital and Altrincham Hospital. Rapid access chest pain clinics and cardiac rehabilitation clinics are run at the Trafford General site.


  • Cardiology clinics are run at Trafford General Hospital and Altrincham Hospital by consultant cardiologists and cardiology specialty doctors.
  • Rapid Access Chest Pain clinics are run at Trafford General Hospital by cardiology specialty doctors and cardiac specialist nurses.
  • Pacemaker clinics are run at Trafford General Hospital by cardiac physiologists.
  • Nurse-led clinics and education sessions on cardiac rehabilitation are held by the cardiac specialist nurses.

What to bring with you

When you come for an appointment always remember to bring details of any tablets or medications that you are taking. You will receive other information with your clinic booking details.


The team is based at Trafford General Hospital. Outpatient clinics are held at Trafford General and Altrincham Hospitals.

Contact Details:

The Cardio-respiratory department reception can be contacted on 0161 746 2352. If you are an existing patient you can contact Cardiology Secretary, Gail Nicholas, on 0161 746 2206 or by email at gail.nicholas@cmft.nhs.uk.


The Cardiology team consists of one consultant, one specialty doctor, specialist nurses, ECG, pacing and echo technicians with secretarial support.


Dr Petr Ruzicka

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Blood Pressure UK
UK's leading blood pressure charity - lowering blood pressure to prevent stroke & heart attack since 2000.

British Heart Foundation (BHF)
Charity fighting heart and circulatory disease. The BHF funds research, education and life-saving equipment and helps heart patients.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
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