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Cardiothoracic Services

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Cardiothoracic services are provided from the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC), a purpose built facility which became operational on 1st July 2007. Services are essentially tertiary although the Cardiothoracic Directorate incorporates some elements of secondary care activity. The Centre provides services for the Essex population and under Patient Choice accepts referrals from outside the county.

Services Provided:

  • Cardiovascular surgery including minimal access valve surgery
  • Dedicated Consultant Anaesthetic team
  • Specialist perfusion service
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Interventional cardiology including angioplasty
  • Rotablation
  • PFO (patent foramen ovale) closure
  • Electrophysiology including AF ablation
  • Cardiac devices implantation and management, single and dual pacemakers
  • Arrhythmia management
  • Diagnostics and imaging such as TTE, TOE, DSE and contrast echo
  • Consultant Intensivist led critical care and high dependency
  • Outpatient facilities
  • Rehabilitation including a gym
  • Heart failure service
  • Grown Up Congenital Heart disease
  • Access to cardiac CT, PETCT and lung function testing is available in the building though managed via other directorates
  • Centralised electronic booking via a dedicated team
  • Collegiate review of surgical referrals
  • Participation in MDTs
  • Primary Angioplasty

Contact:

Thames Ward: 01268 524900 / 0845 155 3111 ext 4147

Chelmer Ward: 01268 524900 / 0845 155 3111 ext 4370

Roding Ward : 01268 524900 / 0845 155 3111 ext 4209

Colne Ward: 01268 524900 / 0845 155 3111 ext 4272

Contact Us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
  • Switchboard 01268 524900

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