Angiography

An angiogram is performed to diagnose coronary artery disease.

The Angiography Department at the Bon Secours Health System Cork offers both in patient and out patient services.

Contact Number: 021 4801761
Contact Name:  Marie Daly
Opening Hours: 07.30-17.30 Monday -Friday

Cardioversion

Cardioversion is the use of electrical charge under general anaesthetic to restore your heart to a normal rhythm. As part of your procedure your consultant may also want you to have a Transoesophageal Echo (TOE). This is a heart scan using ultrasound (sound waves) to look at the structure of the heart and involves swallowing a soft flexible tube. This may be carried directly before the cardioversion.

 

GENERAL ANAESTHETIC

In order to deliver the electrical charge for the cardioversion you will be put under general anaesthetic. After receiving a general anaesthetic, your co-ordination may be affected and logical thinking may be temporarily interrupted due to the effects of the drug. You must be fasting for at least 6 hours prior to the procedure. You will need a responsible adult to stay with you for 24 hours after the procedure.

Do not...

  • Drink alcohol for 24 hours
  • Drive a car for 24 hours
  • Operate machinery or electrical equipment e.g. cooking
  • Make any vital decisions or sign legal documents
  • Climb ladders, step up on chairs or stools for 24 hours
  • Take any medication not prescribed or acknowledged by your Cardiologist or Anaesthetist.

 

Please do...

  • Follow consultants advice regarding the resumption of full activity and returning to work
  • Observe any special instructions which the Doctor or Nurse have advised
  • Take plenty of fluids
  • Eat light meals as desired

 

POTENTIAL PROBLEMS

  • Stroke
  • Burns to the skin on chest or back
  • Arrhythmias (irregular heart beat)
  • Cardioversions don’t always bring back normal heart rhythms. If normal rhythms don’t return, you may need medicines, a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).

 

SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DEVELOP AFTER DISCHARGE:

  • Rapid heart rate or palpitations
  • Dizziness or passing out
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Numbness or weakness in the arm or leg or difficulty with speech.

 

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Heiko Kindler
Consultant Cardiologist
Angiography, Cardiology Cardiology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork

Dr. Heiko Kindler

Consultant Cardiologist

Biography

Dr Kindler graduated from Hanover Medical School, Germany in 1996. After qualifying he worked in the United Kingdom and completed his Cardiology Specialist Training in London. He worked at the Royal Brompton, Guy's & St Thomas', King's College and the Heart Hospital, University College London. He completed a three-year Fellowship with the Medical Research Council in Cardiovascular Imaging using Positron Emission Tomography and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Imperial College London and the Hammersmith Hospital.

Dr Kindler gained extensive clinical experience in interventional and non-interventional Cardiology including Coronary Angiography, Pacemaker Insertion, Heart Failure, 3D Echocardiography, Transoesophageal Echocardiography and Cardiac MRI at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, and the Royal Brompton Hospital London where he worked with Professor Dudley Pennell. He completed a Fellowship in advanced cardiovascular MRI leading to level 3 certification. He completed a fellowship at UCLA Harbour, California, leading to level 3 certification in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. 

He has a special interest in heart failure, cardiomyopathies, and inherited cardiac conditions. He has a strong interest in aortic valve disease, aortic stenosis, catheter treatments of coronary artery disease and aortic stenosis and interests in the investigation and treatment of heart rhythm disorders and the identification and prevention of stroke from heart rhythm abnormalities.

Before he joined the Bon Secours, Cork, in 2015, he spent two years working across 3 of Irelands high-tech hospitals: the Blackrock Clinic and Hermitage Clinic, Dublin, and the Galway Clinic.

Appointments

Referral & Enquiries Email:

corkcardio@bonsecours.ie / Info@corkheart.com

Contact Details

  • Dr. Heiko Kindler
  • Suite 24,The Cork Clinic,Western Road,Cork
Keith Morrice
Consultant Cardiologist
Angiography, Cardiology Pacing
Bon Secours Hospital Cork

Dr. Keith Morrice

Consultant Cardiologist

Biography

Dr Morrice brings a significant amount of Cardiology and Electrophysiology expertise and experience to the hospital and his most recent appointment was as an Electrophysiology Fellow at the renowned OLV Hospital, Aalst, Belgium.  Dr Morrice attained his MB BCh BAO at Queens University Belfast, RCPE Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and MD at Queens University Belfast.

 Prior to his appointment at the OLV Hospital Aalst, Belgium Dr Morrice worked for many years in the specialty of cardiology in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast City Hospital and Mater Hospital Dublin. Dr Morrice's MD research project looked into cardiac biomarkers in myocardial infarction and in percutaneous coronary intervention. Dr Morrice has published widely including the areas of pacing and STEMI and he has a keen interest in audit, research and education.  Dr Morrice will also be attached to UCC in the capacity of Senior Clinical lecturer.
 
Dr Morrice will accept referrals from patients displaying symptoms of various cardiac arrhythmias; atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, atrial tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia etc. In addition Dr Morrice will undertake cardiac interventions such as ablation, insertion of pacemakers and insertion of ICDs in the specially commissioned catheterisation laboratory at the hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

Appointments

Referral & Enquiries Email:

info@morrice.ie

Contact Details

  • Dr. Keith Morrice
  • Suite 24, The Cork Clinic, Western Road, Cork
Conor O’Shea
Consultant Cardiologist
Angiography, Cardiology Cardiology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4347973 Fax: 021 4544442

Dr. Conor O’Shea

Consultant Cardiologist

Appointments

Referrals and Enquiries email:

drcoshea@bonsecours.ie 

Contact Details

  • Dr. Conor O’Shea
  • Suite 22, Lee Road Clinic, Lee Road, Cork
Carl Vaughan
Consultant Cardiologist
Angiography, Cardiology Cardiology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4935084 Fax: 021 4271974

Prof. Carl Vaughan

Consultant Cardiologist

Contact Details

  • Prof. Carl Vaughan

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