The cardiovascular rehabilitation team is a multi-professional team who provide support for patients and their families throughout their experience of heart disease, both in the hospital and the community.
We aim to see all patients after a heart attack and all local patients after angioplasty, coronary artery by-pass grafts, heart valve surgery and ICD insertion (internal defibrillator).
Our inpatient visits include discussion and explanation around diagnosis and treatments, risk factor assessment and lifestyle advice, and recovery information.
We also offer a six-week, comprehensive outpatient cardiovascular rehabilitation programme. This is provided twice a week at St Thomas' Hospital on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.