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Cardiology patient areas

As a Cardiology patient you may be looked after in one or more of the following areas.

 Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories

The Golden Jubilee National Hospital’s state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation laboratories (cath labs) are staffed by a highly skilled multidisciplinary team of Consultant Cardiologists, Specialist Nurses, Radiographers and Cardiac Physiologists.

Procedures carried out in the cath labs include:

  • coronary angiography - passing a fine tube via the artery, (large blood vessel) in your leg or wrist, directly to your heart.
  • coronary angioplasty - a balloon and/or a small metal coil (stent) is used to open narrowed areas in the arteries of your heart.
  • electrophysiology to diagnose and treat heart rhythm disturbances
  • diagnosis and treatment of adult congenital heart disease
  • diagnosis of pulmonary vascular disorders

 Cardiac Day Unit

Our Cardiac Day Unit is a 16-chair day care unit adjacent to the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory (cath lab).

There are eight rooms, each with two chairs. Patients will be accommodated in a room with someone of the same gender.

Patients are admitted here before and after having their procedures carried out in the Cath Lab.

 Cardiology Ward 2C

Our Cardiology ward 2C is an eight-bed ward where we care for patients requiring an overnight stay after their procedure. Occasionally, patients may be looked after in ward 3 East or 3 West.

 Coronary Care Unit (CCU)

Our Coronary Care Unit is an eight-bed ward for complex patients and those who have been treated for a heart attack.

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