News tagged Cardio

Fourth catheter lab open

Posted on in Hospitals, Services

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has opened its fourth cardiac catheter lab providing state of the art facilities for local heart patients.

An examination room fitted with diagnostic imaging equipment to support the catheterisation procedure, the fourth lab at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough will help ensure patients are treated more quickly and their hospital stay is reduced.

Artistic fundraiser

Posted on in Fundraising

A charity arts event has raised more than £2,000 for the South Cleveland Heart Fund.

One of the biggest charity arts events to take place in the region in recent years, The Northern Art Experience was held at The Wynyard Rooms and featured a large-scale exhibition of work by artists from around the North east and beyond.

Radiographer develops new sling for heart patients

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A new sling developed for heart patients at The James Cook University Hospital could soon be used by the NHS across the country or even further afield.

Senior radiographer Sue Best came up with the simple idea to provide comfort for both the patient and clinician during a coronary angiogram – a specialist type of x-ray which finds out detailed information about the heart’s arteries.

Mario starts a new life and health career in Nepal

Posted on in Staff

Charge nurse Mario Hughes has left his job to dedicate his time and medical expertise on a life-changing venture in Nepal.

Mario, a familiar face in cardiothoracic surgery at The James Cook University Hospital, took the decision to resign after 25 years working in hi-tech intensive care units to set up an intensive care unit in a hospital in Pokhara.

Hospital first in UK to use new ultrasound imaging technology

Posted on in Hospitals

James Cook Hospital has become the first in the UK to use a state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging system for patients with abnormal heart rhythms. Cardiologists at James Cook are the first to combine Cartosound ultrasound imaging with the more widely used CARTO Mapping System to enable them to see detailed images of the heart when treating patients for conditions such as atrial fibrillation.