Our new Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic is available to patients experiencing recent onset chest pain or acute chest pain requiring investigation. This is a consultant led, GP referred service, available Monday-Friday, during office hours.
Patients can be seen on the day of referral with direct admission from the clinic offered post triage, if deemed necessary.
Patients are triaged upon arrival where referral letter is reviewed, full history is taken and a full chest pain assessment is carried out by our consultant cardiologist. Patients will then have relevant bloods taken and an ECG will be carried out.
Further inpatient follow-up will be carried out by our consultant cardiologist and our Cardiology Nurse Specialist.
Referrals for this service can be sent via email to TMAU@bonsecours.ie or via fax 066 7164550.
Dr Kamal Abdalla currently practices as a Consultant General Physician while he awaits his Specialist Registration as a Consultant Cardiologist. He is the Clinical Lead within both our Medical Assessment Unit and our recently established Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic. Having graduated from the University of Khartoum in 1999, Dr Abdalla completed his SHO training in Mullingar Hospital and within the Bon Secours Hospital Group. Prior to obtaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in 2006, Dr Kamal completed in MSc in Cardiology at Trinity College in Dublin in 2012. From 2013-2017, Dr Abdalla completed his Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Castlehill Hospital in Hull which is the largest tertiary cardiac hospital in the East Yorkshire region. He returned to us here in January 2017 to take up his post as a Consultant Physician with the Medical Assessment Unit and Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic at Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee.
Areas of interest;
Dr Abdalla's specialist areas of interest include CTO, Implantable Cardiac Devices and Complex Cases within Angiography.