General Medicine

Cardiology

UHK has two Consultant Cardiologists involved in the management of acute cardiac care in UHK. Both Consultants provide an extensive Outpatient service with a particular emphasis on heart failure failure management and ischaemic heart disease. The Cardiac Diagnostics department is a key element within the Cardiology Service providing a wide spectrum of high quality non-invasive cardiac tests. Cardiac rehabilitation is also provided at UHK – this is a comprehensive programme of care for people who have had a cardiac event.

Key Services

The Consultant Cardiologists provide a comprehensive suite of outpatient clinics for patients referred by GPs. They are supported in this by a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Heart Failure. They provide inpatient consultations for patients admitted under other consutlants at UHK and conduct a range of procedures such as DC cardioversion, transoesophageal echocardiography and insertion of loop recorders.

The Cardiac Diagnostic Services are delivered by a dedicated team of Cardiac Physiology Staff. Our experienced Physiologists maintain the highest levels of International Accreditation including British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Accreditation and IBHRE Accreditation.

Diagnostics are provided for scheduled (outpatient) and unscheduled (discharge to assess and inpatient) care referred by the UHK Consultant cardiologists and other UHK consultants. The cardiac rehabilitation programme offers a comprehensive programme of support for patients who have had a cardiac event such as heart attack, coronary stenting, heart surgery or heart failure. It is delivered by a multidisciplinary team including, cardiologist, nurse specialists, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, smoking cessation officer and dietitian.

Contact

Diagnostics: (066) 7184040

Rehabilitation: (066) 7184000

Key People

Consultants:
Dr Maureen Dooley, Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Grace O’Carroll, Consultant Cardiologist

 

Natasha Daly, Chief Cardiac Physiologist
Binu Nair, Senior Cardiac Physiologist
Eoin Gilmore, Senior Cardiac Physiologist.
Elizabeth Reidy Keane, Cardiac Physiologist
Mairead Kelliher, ECG Technician
Noelle McCoy ECG Technician
Kay O’Donoghue Hayes, Cardiology Nurse