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.
Sattianayagam, Dr Prayman
Job title
Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician
Gastroenterology, General Medicine
Special interests
Hepatobiliary disease 
Inflammatory bowel disease 
Irritable bowel syndrome 
Education and career history
MA MBBChir (Cambridge University) 
MD(Res) (University College London) 
MRCP (London) 
Dr. Prayman Sattianayagam graduated from Cambridge University in 1999.  His specialist gastroenterology training was in hospitals in London, Sussex and Surrey (2004-2012).  In addition to his medical and pharmacology degrees, in 2012 he was awarded a MD doctorate from University College London after completing a 3-year research fellowship at the Royal Free Hospital, London. This period of research resulted in presentations at several international meetings and publication of numerous peer-reviewed papers in highly regarded medical journals.  These were in the areas of luminal gastroenterology, endoscopy, hepatology and nutrition. 
Dr. Sattianayagam sees patients with all luminal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic conditions.  He has developed subspecialty interests in endoscopy and hepatology.  He was awarded a British Society of Gastroenterology travelling endoscopy fellowship to the Medical University of South Carolina, USA. Subsequently he completed a one year therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia (2012-2013).  There he learnt specialist endoscopic techniques including capsule endoscopy, double balloon enteroscopy, endoscopic mucosal resection, radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s oesophagus and endoscopic ultrasound.  He was also actively involved in endoscopic research.  He acquired further tertiary centre hepatology experience during this year after previous training at the Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital, London and after being awarded a travelling fellowship by the European Association for the Study of Liver Disease, to the Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain. 
Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury (appointed 2013)
Contact details
Secretary: Mrs. Jemima Wyrill Tel: 01227 783108

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