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Cardiac Services

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Cardiac Services

CRITICAL CARE UNIT

The 15-bed Critical Care Unit

provides dedicated, continuous

and specialised care to critically

ill patients with a variety of medical

or surgical conditions who require

complex multi-organ support.The unit

is staffed by a dynamic and motivated

multi-disciplinary team, with Consultant

Intensivists who provide 24-hour cover.

This allows for comprehensive and

uninterrupted Consultant care at all times.

The Consultant Intensivist is supported by

a Critical Care Resident Medical Officer

(CCRMO) qualified to Anaesthetic

Registrar Level equivalent.The CCRMO

is on-site 24 hours a day. At all times

there is a qualified Critical Care Nurse

on duty with Advanced Life Support

Qualifications.The remainder of the

multi-disciplinary team comprises

pharmacists, physiotherapists, dietitians

and nurses specialised in the management

of acute pain.

CLINICAL NURSE

SPECIALISTS (CNS)

Working alongside Consultants, Cardiac

Services has a number of highly specialist

nurses who provide excellent support to

patients and their families.

These include:

• Arrhythmia CNS

• Interventional

Cardiology CNS

• Rehabilitation CNS

These specialist nurses provide care

and a dedicated point of contact from

pre-admission to post discharge.

Alongside this, London Bridge Hospital

has a very high nurse-to-patient ratio,

providing skilled nursing care to patients

as they recover in a comfortable and

attractive ward environment.

• Cardiac tumour surgery

• Complex mitral valve repair

• Coronary artery bypass surgery

• Endoscopic coronary artery

bypass grafting

• Minimal access aortic surgery

• Renal/cardiac tumour surgery

• Surgical atrial fibrillation ablation

• Thoraco-abdominal aortic

aneurysm repair

• Transcatheter Aortic Valve

Implantation (TAVI)

• Valve replacement surgery – aortic,

mitral, tricuspid and pulmonary

BLOOD MANAGEMENT

SERVICES

A team of clinical perfusion scientists

utilise the most advanced technology

available to offer a range of perfusion

techniques unmatched in the UK

private sector.

Blood management strategies

Ability to reduce bleeding, therefore

dramatically reducing the need for blood

transfusions. London Bridge Hospital is

unique in offering blood management

to every single patient, not just those

undergoing complex procedures.

Cardiopulmonary bypass

excellence

State-of-the-art equipment minimises

post-operative complications.

Intraoperative cell salvage

Allows the collection and processing

of patients’ blood that may otherwise

have been lost during surgery, so that

it can be returned to the patient.

Low post surgery stroke rate

Only private centre in the UK

to offer Platelet Mapping™

and Multiplate™

Immediately identifies the effectiveness of

prescribed anti-coagulation medication.

Point-of-care testing

facilities

A laboratory in the theatre

uniquely provides rapid

assessment of blood-related

issues as routine for every patient.

For more information about Cardiac Services, please visit our website at:

www.londonbridgehospital.com

or contact:

T: 020 7234 2009