How to Refer

Referrals to the service can be made by any physician by either letter or email.

Useful information to include in the referral:

  • Symptoms
  • Trajectory of disease
  • Medications
  • Comorbidities including detail on previous cardiac history
  • Examination findings
  • General impression of frailty, tolerability of surgery/TAVI, details of cognitive function if impaired.

Images and reports of local tests and scans also need to be sent with the referral so that these can be viewed by the team.

Letters should be posted to the aortic MDT c/o Lindsay Sanderson, Cardiology, The James Cook University Hospital.


If you are referring a patient for inpatient management the above information should be accompanied with a phone call to the team on 07741 616394