We offer a full and comprehensive range of modern, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques at The James Cook University Hospital for a large population.
These include facilities for, echocardiography, exercise stress testing, ECG and BP monitoring, angiography and percutaneous coronary Interventions, insertion and follow-up of pacemakers electrophysiology including radiofrequency, ablations and implantable defibrillators.
We have specialist clinics for chest pain, arrhythmia, heart failure, cardiac genetics and adults with congenital heart disease.
On average we perform 3,000 cardiac catheters, 1,700 angioplasties (using a balloon to unblock the arteries) and fit 350 pacemakers a year.
We also help the care of patients with chronic heart disease who develop other major illnesses and are supported by the cardiac rehabilitation department that provides a seven-week programme for patients recovering from heart conditions or surgery.
We have a 14-bed coronary care unit, 40 general cardiology beds, 13 day unit beds and nine other monitored beds.
Outpatient clinics are held in a purpose-built area and are shared by the cardiothoracic teams.
At the Friarage Hospital we also have a three-bed coronary care unit, which is on the second floor of the hospital next to Romanby ward, and a cardiac investigations unit with echocardiography, exercise testing and non-invasive monitoring facilities.
The cardiology unit has been involved for many years with MINAP and BCIS in monitoring clinical outcomes. The service regularly and routinely assesses outcomes internally to ensure performance is consistently good.