London Cardiovascular Project
The London Cardiovascular Project aims to improve treatment, care and outcomes for all patients with cardiovascular disease in the capital. The project has three main areas of focus: Cardiac surgery, Cardiology, and Vascular services.
Coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart condition, kills more than 110,000 people in England every year, making it the biggest single cause of death.
Over the last 10 years services for patients with heart disease have greatly improved but more can be done to improve outcomes, the speed and equality of access to cardiac services, and patients' experience.
The Cardiology model of care is divided into two components:
The aims of the Cardiology model of care are to:
- Ensure that high risk heart attack patients (NSTEACs) are risk stratified at A&E and have access to angiogram and angioplasty within 24 hours
- Develop provider networks with specialist sites and emergency on-call service for patients with heart rhythm defects (EP - electrophysiology)
Coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart condition, kills more than 110,000 people in England every year.