Cardiac health and rehabilitation
What we do
The multi-professional team at King’s Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation service includes specialist nurses, physiotherapists, psychologist, exercise specialist who ensure our patients have the highest quality of care.
We help patients in understanding and managing their heart condition, whilst providing support with making appropriate lifestyle changes to improve both heart health and overall quality of life.
We provide a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation service for local patients and their families and carers, offering individual advice, support and information. Our menu of services are delivered via face-to-face or remote appointments based at King’s College Hospital, Tessa Jowell Health Centre and local community leisure centres.
Following heart attack, angioplasty, coronary artery by-pass grafts, heart valve surgery and heart failure, patients are offered a tailored cardiac health programme of exercise, education and psychological support.
Our main reception line for patients (see below) is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (24 hour voicemail).
Preparing for your appointment
We may send you paperwork for you to complete before your clinic appointment to enable us to provide the best service possible. Please complete and bring this with you when you attend, together with an up-to-date list of your medications.
Links and resources
For information and advice following a cardiac diagnosis, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) website is a useful source of balanced and evidence-based information. Contact the BHF Heart Helpline on [email protected] or 0300 330 3311 (landline rate).
Second floor, Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
- Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 3495
- Email: [email protected]
Conditions we treat
We provide cardiac rehabilitation services for the following:
- myocardial infarction or acute coronary syndrome
- cardiac surgery (coronary artery bypass, valve surgery, aortic dissection)
- angioplasty or stent
- heart failure patients referred by cardiologists or Heart Failure Team
Booking a patient at King’s
GP or other specialists referring to the service should provide written evidence of a clear diagnoses, treatment plan and tests or investigation results as relevant. Patients should be informed about the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation and provide consent to be contacted by King’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Team.
Email the patient and case details to [email protected].
This is a non-emergency service.
Key Clinical Staff
|Ms Ritu Kalsi||Senior Psychologist in Cardiac Health & Rehabilitation|
|Mrs Annie Landy||Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist|
|Mrs Clare Pearson||Heart Failure Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist|
|Mr Iain Waite||Cardiac Physiotherapy Specialist|
|Mrs Kristine Yarham||Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist|