Archive: Cardiology

Cardiology Patient-Initiated Follow-up

What is a patient-initiated follow-up appointment? A patient initiated follow up (PIFU for short) allows you to arrange follow up appointments as and when you need them. This puts you...

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CT Coronary Angiogram with Ivabradine

What is a CT coronary angiogram? This is an investigation using a high resolution CT x-ray scanner to perform a test called a CT coronary angiogram. It shows pictures of...

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Pacemaker Follow Up Service

The importance of keeping your appointment It is very important that you keep your allocated appointment. This allows us to maintain the pacemaker and make any changes that may be...

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Cardiac CT Angiography (CCTA)

What is Cardiac CT? Cardiac Computed Tomography, or cardiac CT, is a painless test that uses an x-ray machine to take clear, detailed pictures of the heart. This common test...

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Echocardiogram

What is an echocardiogram? (Echo) An echocardiogram is a test that gives your Doctor information about the pumping action and the structure of the heart and its valves. How is...

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Transesophageal Echocardiogram

What is a transoesophageal echocardiogram? A transoesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) is a heart scan that uses ultrasound (sound waves) to produce images of the heart. The test is painless and does...

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Pharmacological Stress – Echocardiogram

What is it? An echocardiogram or ‘echo’ is a scan that uses ultrasound (sound waves) to produce pictures of the heart. The test is painless and does not use radioactivity....

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Exercise Stress – Echocardiogram

What is it? An echocardiogram or ‘echo’ is a scan that uses ultrasound (sound waves) to produce pictures of the heart. The test is painless and does not use radioactivity....

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Cardiac Angiography Unit Pacemaker Implant Pre-Procedure leaflet

Important points to remember Please read this information book carefully, if you have any questions please bring these with you to your pre-assessment appointment. • You should take all your...

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Cardiology Outpatients 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor

Patient’s instructions: • The blood pressure monitor will automatically record every 30 minutes unit 22:00 and then every 60 minutes till 08:00. • It is important that you follow the...

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