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Cardiology

Current status – 24 August 2022

The following Cardiology Outpatient Services are taking place for urgent patients:

Glan Clwyd Hospital

Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinics,  Face to Face and Telephone Clinics - Glan Clwyd Hospital

Blood Pressure Testing -  Glan Clwyd Hospital

Consultant Clinics - Telephone and face-to-face clinics

Heart Failure Clinics - Telephone clinics and face-to-face clinics continue to take place as well as in some community hospital sites.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinics - Telephone clinics and some face-to-face clinics continue to take place and some community hospital sites.  Patients will also be issued with guidance manuals for remote sessions where appropriate.  Some individual exercise assessments have also re-started where appropriate.

The following urgent and routine Cardiology Diagnostic Services are taking place at the sites indicated below:

• Echocardiogram appointments – Glan Clwyd Hospital

• Face-to-face Pacing clinics – Glan Clwyd Hospital 

• Transoeophageal Echocardiogram (TOEs), Dobutatamine Stress Echocardiogram (DSE's) and Physical Stress Echocardiography (PSEs) – Glan Clwyd Hospital

• Exercise Tolerance Tests (ETTs)- Glan Clwyd Hospital

• Elective Diagnostic Angiograms – Glan Clwyd Hospital

• Elective Pacemakers – Glan Clwyd Hospital

• Ambulatory Monitoring Clinics – Glan Clwyd Hospital

• Implantable loop recorder (ILR) – Glan Clwyd Hospital

• Community heart failure diagnostic clinics – Denbigh Community Hospital, Royal Alex Hospital, Corwen Surgery and Holywell Hospital.

Ysbyty Gwynedd

Consultant clinics have resumed and are being undertaken both virtually and face-to-face in YG and LLGH.

Heart failure clinics continue to run both face-to-face and telephone clinics in community hospital.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinics - Telephone clinics and Attend Anywhere clinics continue to take place and patients will also be issued with guidance manuals for remote sessions where appropriate.  Some individual exercise assessments have also been started where appropriate. 

The following Cardiology Diagnostic Services are taking place at the sites indicated below:

Urgent Echocardiogram appointments with view to outsourcing the longest routine  waits– Ysbyty Gwynedd

Community heart failure diagnostic clinics – Penrhos Stanley Hospital, Dolgellau Hospital, Alltwen Hospital, Llandudno Hospital and Eryri Hospital.

Home visits and community based sessions running with Community Cardiology Diagnostic Vehicle.

Pacing clinics have resumed at Ysbyty Gwynedd and community sites with remote monitoring and telephone clinics.

Urgent Transoeophageal Echocardiogram (TOEs), Dobutatamine Stress Echocardiogram (DSE's) and Physical Stress Echocardiography (PSEs) – Ysbyty Gwynedd

Pacemaker service has resumed – Ysbyty Gwynedd

DC Cardioversion for atrial fibrillation resumed – Ysybyty Gwynedd

Ambulatory Monitoring Clinics normal service at YG/LLGH – Face to face and remote booking via outsourcing from Icentia.

Urgent loop implants - follow up appointments available for urgent patients experiencing symptoms. (explants not currently being done)

Wrexham Maelor Hospital

All clinics are ongoing for Cardiology due to nature of the patient’s conditions.

Community heart failure diagnostic clinics – Llay Surgery, Hope Surgery, Mold Hospital and Crane Surgery.