Cardiac Surgery Education sessions
‘Cardiac Surgery Education Sessions’ have been offered to patients on the Cardiac Surgery waiting list since December 2014.
These are patients mainly waiting at home for up to 26 weeks for Coronary Artery By-pass surgery +/- valve surgery.
Ischaemic Heart Disease is explained at the talk.
The surgery with pre- operative tests and post–operative care are explained with psychological support from the Northern Trust Psychology Service.
Although the Angina service is based at Causeway Hospital, all patients throughout the Northern Trust area can attend.
They take place every three to four months.