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Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service (SACCS)

SACCS Clinic

Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service clinics are held in the level two outpatient area. Please check in at the clinic reception when you arrive.

We are happy for you to attend alone, or with family or loved ones to aid with the consultation or just provide support.

Your appointment may take as long as three to four hours as you will have:

  • an electrocardiogram (ECG or paper trace of the heart);
  • your height, weight, blood pressure and oxygen level recorded;
  • an echocardiogram (heart scan);
  • a routine cardiac examination;
  • to complete a PHQ-4 assessment to assess anxiety and depression;
  • blood tests if required (this will be explained to you);
  • see the nursing team and medical team, who will discuss your test results and your progress and can ask any questions that you may have;
  • have an agreed plan;
  • be given a timeline for review either locally or for further assessment by the SACCS team.

 

Other Tests

Tests such as Magentic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Computer Tomography (CT) scans or Cardio Pulmomary Exercise Test (CPET) may be performed before your clinic visit.  

We try to arrange these tests as close as possible but you may be required to attend for these tests and your clinic visit on different days.

   enquiries@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk        Hospital Switchboard 0141 951 5000