The Intensive Care/Coronary Care Unit is a five bedded
unit which caters for surgical patients, medical emergencies
and cardiac patients.
Under the supervision of the Consultant Physicians, Consultant Anaesthetists
and ICU nurses this department provides highly skilled diagnosis and
care of acutely ill patients.
The purpose of the Coronary Care department is to investigate heart disease.
We have a variety of painless, non-surgical procedures for doing this:
- E.C.G. (Electrocardiogram)
An E.C.G. is a recording of the electrical activity of your heart and
is taken while you are resting. For this procedure, self-adhesive
pads are attached to your arms, legs, and chest. The recording takes
less than a minute.
- Stress Test (Exercise Test)
As the E.C.G. is only a basic test, it may not provide enough information
for a definite diagnosis. In that case, the Stress Test, recorded
while you walk on a treadmill, may be necessary. Here the exercise
starts slowly and the speed and slope are gradually increased. Your
heart rate and symptoms are recorded during and after the exercise.