Our service covers two main areas of care: Heart Failure Management and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Our service offer patients specialist information and help on how to manage their medications as well as tips and advice on self-care and ways to manage their condition. The team offers this support at both home visits and in clinics.
If a patients' condition deteriorates and they require intravenous diuretics to help remove excess fluid, this may be delivered at home by the heart failure team as an alternative to hospital admission.
The heart failure service is able to provide tailored activity programmes to patients with heart failure and some patients may be suitable to attend a cardiac exercise programme
The cardiac rehabilitation programme aims to help patients readjust to their lives once they have been discharged from hospital after a heart attack or heart surgery.
The cardiac rehabilitation team offer support with education and lifestyle advice through a series of home or clinic visits, depending on the need of the patient. The service also offers an education and exercise programme at local leisure centres around the city; the programme can run for up to six weeks dependant on the patient’s requirements.
Patients who undergo an elective angioplasty (where a stent is fitted into the coronary artery) will also be followed up by the cardiac rehabilitation team and will be offered an appointment to discuss lifestyle issues in the community clinic and a place on the exercise programmes.
Most referrals are organised via your GP or directly from the hospital following an admission.
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