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Nuffield Health Bournemouth is First Private UK Hospital to Acquire Coronary Imaging Machinery

Posted on: 24/01/2018

Following a second successful year at Dorset’s first private cardiac facility, Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital is now the only private hospital in the UK to acquire state-of-the-art coronary imaging technology.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a fully-integrated imaging system that provides an enhanced look at a patient’s coronary arteries, in real time. The new OCT machinery uses light rather than ultrasound technology to identify blockages within an artery, provides information on disease severity  and ensures procedures to treat coronary artery disease are accomplished successfully. An enhanced look at a coronary artery during procedures, such as stenting, allows consultants to be more precise when positioning and expanding stents within a narrowing, to ensure an optimum result.

Dr Suneel Talwar, Cardiologist at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, said: “A stent is a tiny tube that is inserted into an artery to restore the flow of blood; it is procedure done to reduce angina and improve flow down the arteries supplying the heart. When we deploy a stent, the better we can oppose the stent to the arterial wall, the higher the success rate and long-term outcomes.”

David McNair, Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, said: “Since its opening, consultants have performed thousands of procedures at our cardiac facility, as well as diagnosing many future cardiac risks. At Nuffield Health Bournemouth we pride ourselves on keeping abreast of new technology and providing the best possible care to our patients.”

The Cardiology Suite was part of a major £5 million renovation project at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, and its opening has provided the facilities for patients to receive a full cardiac service including echocardiography, holter monitoring, cardiac CT, cardiac MRI, out-patient diagnostic, and an in-patient cardiology facility performing procedures such as coronary angiography, coronary stenting, ablation, pacemakers and defibrillators.

If you would like more information about the cardiology suite at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital or would like to book an appointment to see a consultant, call customer services on: 01202 375032.

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