Gold Standard Service Dorset Heart Centre

Dr Peter O’Kane, consultant cardiologist at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Dorset outlines the work of the Cardiac Intervention Unit following the quick transfer of a patient suffering a heart attack (Myocardial infarction) by ambulance crews to the Catheter Labs, where they immediately receive primary angioplasty treatment. Dr O’Kane also explains the reasons for the hospital adopting a 24/7 primary angioplasty treatment model from October 2012. The production demonstrates the successful implementation of this treatment pathway and outlines the techniques used in a primary angioplasty procedure. This is an amazing insight into the NHS and the fantastic care that can now be received in world-class facilities.

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You can also find some excellent information on all aspects of heart attacks and coronary heart disease at the following websites
NHS Choices website…
British Heart Foundation
National Heart Forum
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The filming and production of this video has been supported with an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd. Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd has had no involvement or input in the content.

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