Our acute cardiac assessment service is run by a team of cardiac care specialists. Patients have rapid access to expert diagnosis and treatment.
Our cardiac consultants have access to the most advanced diagnostic equipment, including the latest in high-tech CT screening.
Who we treat
We see patients with urgent cardiac symptoms such as:
- chest pain and discomfort
- heart palpitations
- heart-related breathlessness
What to expect
When you call us, a member of our cardiology team will talk to you about next steps.
Depending on your symptoms, we will advise you to:
- go straight to our acute cardiac assessment unit
- book an appointment with our cardiology department
- go to your nearest emergency department
If you come to our acute assessment unit, an advanced nurse practitioner will assess you.
Your assessment may include:
- a review of your medical history
- blood tests
- a physical exam
- an electrocardiogram (ECG), a heart rhythm test
A consultant cardiologist will then review your results and discuss your care plan. This may involve:
- admission to our cardiology department
- Cath Lab intervention
- further tests or diagnostics
- a follow-up with a cardiologist
Not all services are covered by health insurance. To find out if you're covered, contact your health insurance provider before your visit.
Visit our Health insurance and self-pay page for more information.
If you do not have health insurance or your health plan does not cover the full cost, you will need to pay on the day of your visit.
You might be able to claim fees on your insurance.
If you need to submit an insurance excess or pay inpatient fees after a stay at the Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic, you can pay your bill online.
Acute cardiac assessment with ECG, without GP referral - €250
Acute cardiac assessment with ECG, with GP referral - €200
If you need other tests as part of your treatment plan, the cost of your visit is capped at €595. This cost includes your consultation and tests, excluding cardiac CT and cardiac MRI.