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Date: 18 April 2024

RUH opens £1million refurbished cath lab for cardiology patients

Patients with heart conditions will now benefit from a new and improved clinical space at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust thanks to a £1million refurbishment project.

The Cardiology team standing in the new Cath Lab surrounded by state-of-the-art equipment

The RUH's oldest cardiac catheterisation lab, also known as a cath lab, has been completely transformed to bring it up to date with the latest state-of-the-art equipment.

A cath lab is where important cardiology tests and procedures take place, including angiograms with stenting of arteries and the implantation of pacemakers and cardiac defibrillators.

The three-month project has seen the first GE Allia IGS 520 Pulse lab in the country installed, providing cutting edge technology for the people we care for.

The new kit gives staff access to the latest treatment and diagnostic technology a cath lab can offer, including a reduction in the X-ray radiation dose delivered to patients undergoing tests.

This particular lab was tailored to provide enhanced support to the implantation of pacemakers and complex devices like cardiac defibrillators.

Bradley Isaac, Specialty Manager for Cardiology, said: "The new cath lab is a fantastic addition to the facilities we offer our cardiology patients.

"The new equipment provides us with the latest technology to treat the people we care for and ensure we can continue to provide them with the very best experience at all times.

"I'd like to thank everyone involved in the project for their hard work and for working differently over the past three months to keep disruption to a minimum.

"This new facility reflects our commitment to providing our patients with the very best care and support."


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