Dr P Ruzicka PhD FRCP

A private cardiologist with expertise in all aspects of cardiovascular medicine. Dr Ruzicka undertakes weekly private clinics, echocardiograms (heart ultrasound) including transoesophageal echo (TOE), treadmill tests (exercise ECG, ETT), tilt table tests (TTT), coronary angiograms, pacemaker implantations, loop recorder implantations and pacemaker box changes at the Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle.

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Why us

The advantages of going private

No waiting time

The consultations are offered face-to-face on Saturday mornings at the Alexandra Hospital or remotely over the telephone or secure video link on working days in the evening. Regardless of the type of consultations, further diagnostic tests, treatments and prescriptions can be booked as usual. By going private, you will help ease the burden on the NHS. Following the consultation, you can choose to transfer your care to the NHS and join the waiting list at exactly the same point as if you had been seen in the NHS clinic (this may be useful if you are a self-funding patient and need a complex intervention).

Personal care

We know that you have a choice, and we never forget that you are a paying client. During your consultation, we will make sure to discuss everything in detail, and we will formulate a clear diagnostic and treatment plan that is right for you. No question is too trivial or too complex. All consultations, procedures and most diagnostic tests are conducted directly by Dr Ruzicka. A team of experienced cardiac physiologists carries out some non-invasive tests (ECG and blood pressure monitoring). Any further simple queries can be sorted via email without necessarily having to book a follow-up appointment.

State of the art

Dr Ruzicka's clinic is based at the Alexandra Hospital, a top private hospital in the North West serving Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, and beyond. The reception and outpatient areas have been recently fully refurbished. The cardiology department at the Alex boasts of a brand-new hybrid cardiac theatre for invasive procedures and a full range of imaging and monitoring facilities. All safeguarding measures against Covid for the protection of both patients and staff are in place. Dr Ruzicka also offers remote consultations over the telephone or secure video link.

Fair pricing

Dr Ruzicka is a fee-assured consultant with contracts with all major UK private medical insurers. However, please note that, although the insurance company will be invoiced directly on your behalf, the ultimate responsibility for payment lies with you, and you will therefore be responsible for any shortfall should your insurance company fail to cover the full amount. The fees for self-funding patients are £220 for a new consultation including ECG and £120 for a follow-up consultation. Payment is required in the clinic by a card (all major cards incl. Amex accepted) or cash (£20 discount if paid cash).

About me

Dr Peter Ruzicka is a Cardiology Lead at Trafford General Hospital, a part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. His sub-speciality interests include heart rhythm, pacing and echocardiography. He has regular echo and TOE lists at Trafford General Hospital and coronary angiograms (heart catheterization) and pacemaker implantations at Manchester Royal Infirmary / Manchester Heart Centre in the NHS. Dr Ruzicka runs and supervises cardiology, pacemaker and rapid access chest pain clinics at Altrincham Hospital and Trafford General Hospital.

Professional Membership
  • Royal College of Physicians London (RCP London)
  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)
  • British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging/ Cardiac Computed Tomography (BSCI/BSCCT)
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Medical Defence Union (MDU)

Qualifications
2014    European Accreditation in Pacing and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, EHRA
2011   Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) London
2005   PhD in Cardiology (Transcatheter vs surgical treatment of Secundum atrial septal defect)
2004   Cardiology Accreditation (cum laude)
2000   General Medicine Accreditation
1997   Medicine Doctor (MD)
Practical procedures
    • Transthoracic echo incl. complex valve disease (approx. 5,000 cases).
    • Transoesophageal echo (TOE, approx. 1,000 cases).
    • Single and dual chamber pacemaker implantations (approx. 400 cases)
    • Implantable loop recorder (ILR) implantation and removal (approx. 200 cases)
    • Coronary angiography via radial and femoral route (approx. 3,000 cases).

Profiles

AWARDS
  • Clinical Excellence Award Level 5 
  • GHP Excellence Award for Cardiology Care Services - North West England 2018
  • GHP Leading Provider of Cardiology Care Services - North West England 2019
  • GHP Leading Provider of Cardiology Care Services - North West England 2020

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