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CCU Nurses: 9224 2595 - Amazing people

CONTACT The RPH CCU Nurses: 9224 2595
Coronary Angioplasty
The Coronary Angioplasty Service performs more angioplasties than any other unit in Australia and, in view of the complexity of the procedures undertaken, is recognised as an international Centre of Excellence. Last year the unit performed approximately 900 coronary angioplasties and, of these, 109 required stents and 323 the application of atherectomy devices such as ultrasound ablation. The unit also undertakes the implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators, inserting 230 pacemakers and 10 implantable defibrillators during the year.

Stroke Treatment
The Hospital's 12-bed Stroke Unit was the first purpose-built stroke treatment facility in Australia when it opened in October 1992. Of the 574 stroke patients admitted to RPH last year, 260 were admitted to the Stroke Unit. Patients are assessed and treated by a multi-disciplinary team of neurologists, physicians, specialist nursing staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists. In a recent randomised trial, patients treated in the Stroke Unit were found to have significantly better outcomes than those who were not. 65% of patients treated in the unit were alive and non-disabled at six months, compared to 45% of patients treated elsewhere.

Dietary Information

Australian Heart Information Sites
- Nutrition Australia
- hyper_heart Shockwave Tutorial & Animations

Heart Foundation Salt and Hypertension

Happy Heart takes you to HeartNet Web Sitehttp://heartnet.scca.ecu.edu.au/

UK sites
- Blood pressure Assoc -
Salt - the potassium vs sodium issue
- DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)
- Food Standards Agency web site.

US sites
Dr Phil - Weight loss - Recipes - Quizzes & Tests -

Grays Anatomy - Illustrations -

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