The Cardiology Department at Aut Even Hospital offers a range of non-interventional cardiac services which include:
- Outpatient Consultations
- Arrhythmia Monitoring
- Dobutamine Stress Testing
- Cardiac Screening
- Exercise Stress Testing
- 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
Patients visiting our Cardiology Department generally require a number of common cardiac services for chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dizziness or loss of consciousness. A patient may be admitted for further tests if the patient has a family history of heart disease or there are any other adverse risk factors such as a heart murmur, high cholesterol or long term high blood pressure.
If the patient requires a more invasive cardiac service or cardiac surgery, they will promptly be referred to the appropriate intervention centre with which Aut Even has a strong working relationship.
Cardiac Screening Service
Cardiac screening (heart screening) is also provided at Aut Even. The goal of cardiac screening is to detect an abnormal medical cardiac condition.
We recommend that individuals aged 14 to 35 years, involved in high intensity, highly competitive sports undergo a heart screening. Treatment and prevention of complications is possible in most people once cardiovascular disease is identified.
Dr. Clarke along with his clinical colleagues Dr. Gerard King, Specialist in Cardiac Echocardiography and Karen Coen, Senior Cardiac Physiologist, have developed an accredited Sudden Cardiac Death Screening Programme to help in the detection of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. They have also, through collaborative efforts with a group in Boston, furthered their knowledge and understanding of the various contributors to sudden death in young people.
Aut Even’s accredited Sudden Cardiac Death Screening Programme is on site in Aut Even Hospital and includes:
- Health questionnaire
- Resting electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Interpretation of all tests and a written report
- Referral on to appropriate specialists if required
For more information on this programme and to enquire about costs, contact the Cardiology Department on 056 7775133.
Download Cardiac Screening Information Leaflet
Sudden Cardiac Death Screening Club Brochure