Cardiac Care Unit

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The Cardiac Care Unit is based at Hillingdon Hospital. The department is fully equipped to provide a complete range of services for the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions. Full investigations are provided by a team of highly qualified cardiac surgeons and physicians.

This modern, seven-bedded unit cares for a range of cardiac illness: acute coronary syndromes, cardiac arrhythmias, left ventricular and congestive cardiac failure and other high dependency conditions. The 22-strong team works alongside two consultant cardiologists providing full investigations and treatment in the management of heart patients. They work closely with the cardiac rehabilitation team, heart failure specialist nurse and senior nurse cardiology.

Services provided

  • Invasive arterial and central venous pressure monitoring
  • Transvenous and external pacing
  • Inotropic support
  • Thrombolysis
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Elective and emergency D/C carioversions
  • Transoesophageal and transthoracic echocardiograms
  • Telemetry monitoring

For help with terminology please contact the department; they will be happy to assist.

The unit runs an in-house ECG workshop and has two funded places per year in affiliation with Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College to undertake the specialist Coronary Care Course. We are currently in partnership with Harefield Hospital providing primary angiography to all patients that present with acute myocardial infarction.

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    Cardiac Care
    2nd Floor (next to Drayton Ward)
    Hillingdon Hospital
    Telephone: 01895 279695