The paramedic will then contact the CCU senior sister providing details about the patient and their symptoms.
The CCU senior sister will decide on the most appropriate department for admission based on the information provided.
Patients with other types of chest pain will be admitted to our urgent and emergency care services and investigated appropriately.
Patients suffering from a particular type of heart attack known as a STEMI (ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction), will usually be offered angioplasty treatment immediately regardless of time of day.
What is angioplasty?
Angioplasty is the procedure of inserting, then inflating, a small balloon in the blocked coronary artery, leaving a rigid support to restore blood flow.