New £4.3m Heart Centre for Lincolnshire

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A new £4.3 million Heart Centre to treat Lincolnshire patients suffering from heart attacks is opening at Lincoln County Hospital.

The development of a second cardiac catheter laboratory has seen the current specialist unit more than double in size and has also provided a significant increase in the number of specialist staff.

This means that, in future, the centre will be able to provide emergency and planned invasive cardiac procedures for patients across the whole county on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year.

The Lincolnshire Heart Centre will offer primary angioplasty (PPCI) which is the best available treatment for people suffering a heart attack. The procedure uses a small balloon inserted into the heart from the arm or the leg to unblock a blocked artery which is usually the cause of a heart attack.

Prior to the official opening, the public are invited to attend an open evening where there will be a brief talk outlining how services will change to improve treatment for patients in Lincolnshire.

Staff will be on hand throughout the evening and there will be a number of display stands full of information available for the public, as well as a short walking tour of the new facilities.

The opening evening is on Friday January 18 at 6pm at the Lecture Theatre, Lincoln County Hospital.

To book a place contact (01522) 573986.