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Acute Cardiac Assessment


The Blackrock Clinic Acute Cardiac Assessment service provides rapid access to our team of cardiology specialists for cardiac patient care.

We offer a comprehensive range of services, from initial assessment and diagnosis to treatment for urgent cardiac symptoms, and beyond.

Our state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and world-class cardiac team ensure that we provide the best possible care for our patients.

How to access the service

Please call us on 1800 911 985

GPs can refer via Healthlink: ‘Acute Cardiac Assessment’ clinic’,

or by e-mail to: aca@blackrock-clinic.com

The service is available Monday to Friday 8 am – 4 pm

Who is the service for?

Our dedicated cardiac facilities and diagnostic technologies ensure that we can provide the best possible care for patients with symptoms such as:

  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations, or irregular heart rhythm
  • Shortness of breath (suspected cardiac-related)

What to expect as a patient

A member of the Acute Cardiac Assessment team will carry out a preliminary assessment, which will include:

  • History and physical examination
  • Blood tests
  • ECG

Further cardiac diagnostic tests may be arranged, specific to the patient’s clinical requirements. Further tests may include:

  • Echocardiogram
  • Stress Test
  • Holter monitoring
  • BP monitoring
  • Cardiac CT*
  • Cardiac MRI*

Consultant review and plan of care

A cardiologist will review and consult with the patient. Plan of care may include:

  • Admission to the hospital
  • Referral for interventional procedures in a Cath Lab setting
  • A follow-up appointment with the consultant in an out-patient setting

Should cardiac issues be ruled out, the non-cardiac causes of the symptoms will also be assessed.

Cost of Acute Cardiac Assessment service

  • Assessment and ECG – €200
  • Charge capped at €595*

* does not include Cardiac CT or Cardiac MRI

Inpatient admission

In the event of being admitted into the hospital from the acute cardiac unit, we can help you check your level of insurance, or provide you with self-paying costs. Follow this link for more information: Inpatient Admission