Byron Cardiology Unit at Whipps Cross University Hospital received special heart monitoring equipment that can help to improve people’s quality of life from local community GP Dr Abdul Sheikh and Waltham Forest Muslim Burial Trust.
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The portable monitors which follow heart rhythm continuously for up to seven days are worn by cardiology patients suffering from symptoms such as palpitations and black outs and allows the unit to gather accurate readings after this period for analysis.
Maria Arrow, Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist, said: “There is a lot of demand for this type of equipment in the unit with a long waiting list. Now we have more monitors we can see many more patients.”
Byron Cardiology Unit specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of Ischaemic heart disease, Arrythmias, Heart failure, Hypertension, Valvular heart disease and Congential heart disease. It provides a variety of services such as consultations with cardiologists, heart failure service, cardiac rehabilitation and Myocardial Persion Scan to the local community.
Dr Sheik said: “The Muslim community have donated funds for specialist equipment to various departments at Whipps Cross, particularly for the Cardiology and Diabetes units.
“Along with my colleagues from the Waltham Forest Muslim Burial Trust, I will continue to donate vital equipment to the hospital in the future.”
The combined fundraising efforts managed to raise £4000 to secure the heart monitors and will allow the unit to treat patients more effectively and in a timely manner.
Relating to the heart Full medical glossary
The process of determining which condition a patient may have. Full medical glossary
Failure of the heart to pump adequately. Full medical glossary
The feeling when you become aware of your heartbeat - when frightened, for example. Full medical glossary
The treatment of a person with an illness or disability to improve their function and health. Full medical glossary