Cardiac (heart) services

Images showing some of the cardiology services across East Kent Hospitals

At East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust we diagnose and treat a full range of heart disorders, including:

  • coronary artery disease

  • cardiac arrhythmias

  • cardiac failure

  • stable angina

  • heart attack

  • unstable angina

  • valvulvar heart disease

  • cardiomyopathies

  • syncope

  • black-outs.

We also insert pacemakers and implantable devices.

Procedures and tests we can offer

  • Trans-oesophageal echocardiogram - a procedure to assess the structure of the heart.

  • Cardioversion - a procedure to correct heart rhythms.

  • Angiography - used to diagnose the efficiency of the blood supply to the heart.

  • Angioplasty - a procedure to treat narrowing of the arteries surrounding the heart (currently available at William Harvey Hospital only).

Referral to our hospitals

Your GP can refer you to our heart centres and heart specialists if he or she is concerned you may have a problem with you heart.

Outpatient request for cardiac investigation

Request for echocardiogram

If you suspect you are experiencing a heart attack, please ACT. Call an ambulance - the quicker you get to hospital, the quicker we can treat you and the more effective your treatment will be.

Find out more about heart attacks and their treatment.

We have invested heavily in our heart services over recent years to bring you state-of-the-art facilities for heart procedures at the East Kent Cardiac Catheter Suite (William Harvey Hospital, Ashford) and the Heart Centre (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate).

Outpatient heart services

Outpatient services (services that do not require a stay in hospital, e.g. a consultation with your doctor or tests) are available at:

We provide an extensive cardiac rehabilitation programme for people who have suffered heart attacks or have had any surgery on the heart.
Dr Emilia Duarte Williamson, Consultant Dermatologist
Williamson, Dr Emilia Duarte
Job title
Consultant Dermatologist
Special interests
Paediatric Dermatology. 
Medical Dermatology. 
Skin Cancer.
Education and career history
MD Medical School Universidad del Rosario Bogota- Colombia 1987
Specialist in Dermatology, Universidad Militar Bogota-Colombia 1999
GMC registered (passed IELTS, PLABs), CST UK May 2005 

FRCP London 2013
Dr Duarte Williamson trained in Colombia and worked as a consultant dermatologist for 5 years before moving to the UK. She was recognised and appointed as a consultant in the UK after passing the English and Medical exams and worked as a specialty doctor and locum consultant in different hospitals in the UK for 4 years. She was appointed a substantive consultant in Frimley Park Hospital and worked there for 3 and a half years. She moved to East Kent in 2011 attracted by a well established and friendly Dermatology department plus the beautiful Kent countryside.
Dr Duarte Williamson runs general clinics in Canterbury and Margate, a weekly skin cancer clinic, skin cancer surgery and paediatric dermatology as well as the severe psoriasis and biologics clinics which she leads.
She is very engaged with the British association of Dermatology in various committees, enjoys teaching and coordinating the Registrars training program with the the deanery  and participating in the research projects within the department.
Dr Williamson is a member also of the European academy of Dermatology and the American academy of Dermatology and continuously attends actualisation courses to keep up to date with the developments of the specialty.
Kent and Canterbury Hospital and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital
Contact details
NHS patients: Helen Peacock tel 01227864239
 Private patients: Amanda Eason tel 01227764668

Information about our hospitals

Please click the links below for lots of information about visiting our hospitals (including travel and parking):

*Please note that the Cardiology unit at Kent and Canterbury Hospital has moved and is now opposite Ambulatory Care. Please ask a member of staff for directions.

East Kent Cardiac Catheter Suite (William Harvey Hospital)

  • Tel: 01233 616830

The Heart Centre (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital)

  • Tel: 01843 235042