The Cardiac Centre is a 13 bedded department, with three cardiac catheter labs and two consultation rooms that provide assessment and treatment for various cardiac conditions.
The Cardiac Centre is open 08:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday with the Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI) emergency service operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI), also known as angioplasty or coronary angioplasty, is a procedure used to treat the narrowed coronary arteries of the heart and angina in patients. Therefore it is sometimes used as an emergency treatment for patients who have had a heart attack.
Generally patients attend for elective planned procedures Monday to Friday 08:00-20:00 as a day case patient and go home later on the same day. Occasionally patients may need to stay overnight in the hospital due to clinical or social reasons and will be transferred to the Coronary Care Unit or Oakley ward which are the cardiac wards in the hospital.
Dr Shaukat One Stop Clinic
Dr Nishtar One Stop Clinic
Dr Hogrefe Clinic
Dr Prasad Ernesto Clinic
We carry out the following planned procedures:
- Coronary angiogram
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
- Reveal linq device
- Permanent pacemaker (PPM)
- Implantable cardio defibrillator (ICD)
- Cardio resynchronised device therapy (CRT/ Biventricular device)
We manage conditions such as:
- Ischaemic heart disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart failure and chest pain
The Cardiac Centre also performs urgent procedures for patients that are currently in hospital to help with diagnosing and treating various cardiac conditions.
We are the region’s 24 hour Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI) emergency service that provides first line treatment to patients who are having a heart attack.
Dr Hetherington – Clinical Lead
What to bring with you
- Appointment Letter
- List of medications you are currently taking
Patient Information Leaflets
Bristish Heart Foundation - www.bhf.org.uk/