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.
Joseph, Dr Stonny E
Job title
Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology
General Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology
Special interests
Diabetes - General diabetes management and pharmacotherapy 
Continuous glucose monitoring 
Insulin pumps 
Investigation and Management of hypoglycaemia 
Diabetic Pregnancy 
Diabetic Nephropathy 
Endocrinology -     General Endocrinology 
Thyroid disorders 
Pituitary disorders 
Endocrine hypertension 
Neuro-endocrine tumours 
Disorders of bone metabolism 
Reproductive Endocrinology 
General medicine - General medical problems on take 
Cardio-metabolic medicine 
Education and career history
Qualifications: MB.BS University of Lagos 1985 
Member Royal College Physicians (UK) 1991 
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London 2004 
Qualified in Medicine at the University of Lagos and completed my post- graduate training in Birmingham and London in Diabetes and Endocrinology. I was the R.D Lawrence Research Fellow in Diabetes at the Kings College School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, where I carried out crucial research work into hepatic and renal glucose counter-regulation during hypoglycaemia in humans.  I was appointed Consultant in General Medicine/Diabetes and Endocrinology in 2001.   
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate
Contact details
Secretary 01843 225544 ext 7255081

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