London Bridge Hospital
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is a device-based solution designed to close
off the left atrial appendage.The technology provides a solution
for patients with atrial fibrillation who require blood thinning
medications to reduce their risk of stroke.
The device is introduced into the heart via a catheter through
a vein in the groin.The device has been designed to capture
any clots that may form in the appendage, potentially reducing
the risk of stroke and eliminating the need for long-term use of
blood thinning medications.
Professor Schilling said,
“We are ideally placed to do
this kind of procedure because crossing into the
left side of the heart and entering the pocket
where a clot occurs (the left atrial appendage)
is something we do every day as part of the
catheter ablation procedures to eliminate atrial
fibrillation.This experience makes a complex
procedure very simple.”
London Bridge Hospital’s Cardiology Department has completed the first ever
case in a private hospital in the UK, with Professor Richard Schilling
performing the procedure.
As part of London Bridge Hospital’s ongoing commitment to offering the
best in diagnostic and treatment facilities, we are proud to have expanded
the consulting services available at our satellite centre in CanaryWharf,
Docklands Healthcare is convenient and well resourced, providing
patients living and working in the CanaryWharf area with diagnostic
imaging and orthopaedic specialists on their doorstep.
In most cases, we are able to offer a same or next-day appointment for
general X-rays, state-of-the-art MRI scanning and ultrasound scanning, as
well as clinics held by leading specialist orthopaedic Consultants, including
a Consultant Sports Physician.
Docklands Healthcare is able to provide patients with results on CD
following their scan.The results are assessed by leading Consultants from
some of London’s top hospitals, and the centre will fax their reports to
referring GPs or Consultants within 24-48 hours.
For more information on the services offered by Docklands
Healthcare, contact GP Liaison on
020 7234 2009
, or visitwww.docklandshealthcare.com