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COVID-19 service update:

The Cardiac service continues to provide care. Support may be face to face or at home but where possible remote advice will be given. Only urgent home visits are currently being carried out.

Cardiac rehabilitation has been suspended in line with national guidance. All active patients are being contacted by the service and will be provided with information. Any new patients eligible for the service will be contacted with an 'opt-in' letter.

We provide specialist care, education and support for adult patients who are registered with a Leeds GP who have the following heart conditions:

  • Diagnosis of a heart attack (myocardial infarction)

  • patients who have had heart bypass surgery or valve replacement

  • patients who have had  percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), sometimes known as an angioplasty

  • patients with a diagnosis of heart failure

Our service covers two main areas of care: management of heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation. 

Our team of cardiac nurse specialists, physiotherapists and healthcare support workers aim to provide an excellent cardiac service across Leeds. The team works in partnership with the primary care GP services, and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. 

The service is provided at home (if the patient is housebound) or in a clinic. The number of contacts offered is based on a patient's individual needs.

We manage patients with heart failure through:

  • Clinics
  • Home visits
  • Telephone consultations
  • Discussion  
  • Organising onward referrals to other appropriate services
  • Access to 1:1 specialist physiotherapy
  • Access to the mental health practitioner
  • The ability to contact the service for telephone support and the option to re-refer if symptoms deteriorate
  • Intravenous Diuretic Service
  • Cardiac rehabilitation and exercise programme

We provide support for cardiac rehabilitation through:

  • Clinics
  • Home visits
  • Telephone consultations
  • Supporting patients after discharge from hospital
  • Cardiac rehabilitation and exercise programme
  • Access to a mental health practitioner
  • Organising onward referral to other appropriate services
  • Access to 1:1 specialist physiotherapy


Most referrals are organised via your GP or directly from the hospital following an admission. Self referrals can be made if you are known to the service. Referrals can also be made via our neighbourhood teams or community matrons. If you have any questions,  please contact the Community Cardiac Service on 

Tel: 0113 843 4200

8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Chapeltown Health Centre
Spencer Place

Service Downloads

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist Service

Attending a Community Heart Clinic

Community Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Service

Information for patients who require intravenous or subcutaneous diuretics in Leeds

Community Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme

Useful links

The Pumping Marvellous Foundation is the UK’s patient driven Heart Failure Charity.

The British Heart Foundation is a registered charity providing support and information on a number of cardiac conditions.

Heart Failure Matters provides practical information for patients, families and caregivers. 

Mindwell is the single ‘go-to’ place for up to date information about help with mental health in Leeds.

Carers Leeds supports carers with respite visits, help with finances

Cardiomyopathy - the heart muscle charity

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