Rapid Access Arrhythmia Clinic

Our private Rapid Access Arrhythmia Clinic (RAAC) is entirely consultant-delivered and unique in Dorset & Hampshire.

With short waiting times accessible via a simple referral form, we aim to quickly establish whether a patient’s symptoms are caused by an important arrhythmia.

If so, our team of consultant cardiologist specialising in arrhythmia management will suggest an appropriate treatment plan.

Clinic appointments last for half an hour and include:

  • Assessing the patient
  • Performing an electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Producing a report with recommendations

Sometimes an echocardiogram may also be indicated. If this is the case, we will arrange for it to be performed earlier on the same day as the clinic appointment. If further tests are needed, we will liaise with the patient’s GP and help in arranging these tests.

All arrhythmias are managed via this clinic, including atrial fibrillation, all other tachyarrhythmias, and all bradyarrhythmias. A comprehensive range of investigative and treatment options can be accessed via the clinic, including all types of catheter ablation and device implantation.

When should you refer a patient?

  • With new symptoms, if you suspect a patient’s symptoms may be caused by arrhythmia requiring further assessment.
  • With established arrhythmia, if you feel further specialist investigation or treatment is required, including ablation or device implantation.

How to refer a patient

You can refer a patient securely and confidentially to our referral team via email, telephone or fax:

Email: referrals@dorsetheartclinic.co.uk
Tel: 01202 705 454
Fax: 01202 705 455