Sunday, September 6, 2009
Generous doctor gives Whipps gift from the heart (UK)
"Byron Cardiology Unit at Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK, received special heart monitoring equipment that can help to improve people's quality of life from local community GP Dr Abdul Sheikh and Waltham Forest Muslim Burial Trust. The portable monitors which follow heart rhythm continuously for up to seven days are worn by cardiology patients suffering from symptoms such as palpitations and black outs and allows the unit to gather accurate readings after this period for analysis. Maria Arrow, Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist, said: 'There is a lot of demand for this type of equipment in the unit with a long waiting list. Now we have more monitors we can see many more patients.'"