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Acute Cardiac Centre (ACC)

We serve the accident and emergency department, cardiology and medical wards. We also are a tertiary referral centre receiving patients from across the North West and Wales. We are part of the regional Primary Percutaneous Intervention service in which we receive patients that are having a Heart Attack and offer them emergency angioplasty. We are also a regional centre for adults with congenital heart disease.

Our unit consists of 19 beds, including a side room.  The ward provides same-sex accommodation. Where possible we do use different ends of the unit for male and female patients and offer separate showering facilities. There are full monitoring facilities at each bed using Space Lab technology which can provide invasive and non-invasive monitoring.

Our patients require a stay at the Acute Cardiac Centre for a number of reasons, including:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, ACS
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Arrhythmia management
  • Complicated pre/post percutaneous coronary interventions
  • Post pacing procedures including bivents and ICD's
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Unstable patients awaiting heart surgery
  • Diagnostic Interventional tests
  • Elective angioplasty/angiograms
  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Ablations
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Internal Defibrillator Implantation
  • TOE's, Cardioversions and Implantable Loop recorders