Cardiology Department at UPMC Aut Even Hospital
The cardiology department at UPMC Aut Even Hospital offers a range of non-interventional cardiac services including but not limited to:
- 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.
Cardiac Screening Service
Cardiac screening (heart screening) is also provided at UPMC Aut Even Hospital. The goal of cardiac screening is to detect an abnormal medical cardiac condition.
We recommend that individuals aged 14 to 35 years who are involved in high intensity, highly competitive sports undergo a heart screening. Treatment and prevention of complications are possible in most people once cardiovascular disease is identified.
Dr. John 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. Through collaborative efforts with a group in Boston, they have also furthered their knowledge and understanding of the various contributors to sudden death in young people.
UPMC Aut Even Hospital’s accredited Sudden Cardiac Death Screening Programme is on-site in UPMC 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
Consultants in cardiology
Dr. John Clarke
Dr. Micháel de Buitléir
See consultant contact information on page.