Western Sussex Hospitals have joined up with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals to form a new NHS Foundation Trust for our area: University Hospitals Sussex.

You can keep using this website for information about St Richard’s, Worthing and Southlands hospitals but for our other sites and to find out more about the new trust please visit www.uhsussex.nhs.uk.



HeartFlow – Analysing your hearts health.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offer the latest medical technology from HeartFlow to tackle heart disease. Coronary heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for men and women in the UK. HeartFlow technology helps prevent unnecessary invasive procedures.


If you suffer from chest pain you could now have access to a test called the HeartFlow FFRCT analysis. HeartFlow is the modern non-invasive way of identifying Coronary Heart Disease (CHD).

CHD develops when the arteries leading to the heart narrow or become blocked. This can reduce blood flow and cause chest pain, heart attacks and even death. It is responsible for 66,000 deaths in the UK each year, and an estimated 2.3 millionHeartflow image showing fractional flow FFR people in the UK are currently living with the disease.

The HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis uses state-of-the-art data analysis following a coronary computed tomography (CT) scan. This data is used to create a personalized 3D digital model of a patient’s coronary arteries. The 3D model helps physicians assess the impact of a blockage on blood flow, enabling them to identify the best treatment option. The HeartFlow Analysis negates the need for unnecessary tests and procedures, which may increase the speed at which doctors are able to diagnose coronary heart disease and develop a treatment plan for patients.

HeartFlow is a great example of how innovative technology can help improve patient outcomes. It will play an important role in helping clinicians to quickly diagnose and develop treatment plans for patients with coronary heart disease and limit the number of invasive procedures associated with the detection of heart problems.

 Click here to watch a short video about HeartFlow.

Heartflow FFRCT is recognised by the majority of major private medical insurers, to which Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has agreements with Aviva, AXA Health, Cigna, Healix, Vitality & WPA, subject to any policy restrictions you may have. For further information, please contact your local private patient team:

Worthing Hospital: 01903 285286 | St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester: 01243 788122 ext 35287.

Alternatively, please contact your cardiologist via their private secretary.

Further information is available on the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) website.

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