Cardiology is the study and investigation of the structure, function and diseases of the heart. Consultant cardiologists use investigative techniques such as electrocardiography, echocardiography and coronary angiography to treat conditions of the heart. Cardiologists may also treat coronary artery disease by using a procedure known as angioplasty which involves dilating a narrow blood vessel in the heart via a catheter inserted in the arm or groin.
The most popular cardiology procedures are:
- Blood Pressure Test
- CT Coronary angiography
Non-invasive cardiology tests are run by Kostas Sivridis (Principal Cardiac Physiologist) and Addis Abebaw (Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist)
The service includes:
- Adult Transthoracic Echocardiograms
- 24/48 Hour ECG recorders with complete in house analysis
- 24 hour blood pressure monitors with in house analysis
- Pacemaker checks
- Reveal device checks
- 12 lead resting ECG with interpretation
To further support this new cardiac service, New Victoria Hospital has recently purchased and installed a state of the art ECHO package on our Phillips Epic 7 machine and is also looking to purchase the Phillips reporting system Excelera.
In the near future we will also be offering TOE and Stress Echo.