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Cardiology

The cardiology department at the Royal Free provides a comprehensive patient-centred service and a wide range of investigations and treatments for heart problems.

The Royal Free is one of two ‘heart attack centres’ for the north central London area, providing emergency angioplasty treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week for patients suffering from a heart attack. Angioplasty is a procedure used to widen blocked or narrowed arteries in the heart.

Every year the service sees around 15,000 new and follow-up patients and implants approximately 160 pacemakers (a battery-operated device which sends regular electrical pulses to keep the heart beating regularly).

The high quality services are delivered by a large multi-disciplinary team of highly-skilled consultant cardiologists supported by cardiac physiologists, radiographers, administrative staff and nurses.

The cardiology department is also a training centre for procedures such as angioplasty and pacemaker implantation and for advanced catheterisation practice for non-medical catheterisation laboratory professionals. It attracts medical and non-medical professionals worldwide on its research programmes and has a track record of collaboration with the Royal Free’s other specialties including the amyloidosis centre and haematology department, as well as other hospitals including Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) and Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Cardiology

Cardiology


Cardiology

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