Cardiac Physiology

Cardiac Physiology supports the cardiology clinicians by performing diagnostic tests and monitoring devices implanted to support the heart, for example pacemakers.

The cardiac physiology service provides a wide range of diagnostic investigations including:

  • Echocardiography (transthoracic, stress and transoesophageal)
  • 12-lead Electrocardiography (ECG) recording
  • Ambulatory ECG monitoring
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Exercise treadmill testing
  • Tilt-table testing

Loop implants are undertaken with follow up appointments at all three main hospital sites. Invasive coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are available for ULHT patients at Lincoln County Hospital.

Permanent pacing is available at Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital, Boston with follow up appointments available at these sites and also at Grantham and District Hospital. The department also has close links with Nottingham and Leicester hospitals and is able to undertake the monitoring of some cardiac devices implanted by these hospitals.

Trans-oesophageal echocardiogram (TOE)

The leads for the service are:

  • Clare Brufton, trust lead senior chief cardiac physiologist – invasive and clinical lead at Lincoln County Hospital
  • Nicole Murphy, trust lead senior chief cardiac physiologist – non-invasive and clinical lead at Lincoln County Hospital
  • Becky Maxwell, Trust-wide operational manager
  • Edd Wallis, chief cardiac physiologist, Pilgrim (invasive)
  • Lisa Gosling, chief cardiac physiologist, Pilgrim (non-invasive)
  • Jo Norton, chief cardiac physiologist, Pilgrim (non-invasive)
  • Stephanie Baker, chief cardiac physiologist, Grantham (Non-Invasive)
  • Lawrence Green, chief cardiac physiologist, Grantham (joint lead non-invasive and site pacing clinic lead)

Hospital opening hours

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston – Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm.
Grantham and District Hospital – Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm.
Lincoln County Hospital –  Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm, with additional ad hoc weekend clinics.