CVS Cardiovascular Health – News & Events

HEART DISEASE IN THE YOUNG – SCREENING PROGRAMME

May 28th, 2009

Although heart disease in the young is very rare,  it can have tragic consequences. 

Most people are aware of young people who have ‘dropped down dead’ on the sports field.  This  is a  personal tragedy for those involved but also undermines the confidence of those around, and can become a disincentive to the enjoyment of sport, the pursuit of which over a lifetime will be of huge benefit. 

Unfortunately, wide spread screening has been deemed to be non effective for the NHS, unless there has been a death in the family.

Screening generally consists of a clinical assessment by a specialist nurse, an ECG and if these are abnormal and echocardiogram ( or heart scan)

CVS is keen to offer a service to young people wishing to have the reassurance of a heart check.

How Much will it cost ?

CVS health is well aware that most young families are hard pressed particularly at present and therefore aims to offer a low cost alternative to conventional private health options.

CVS will therefore provide the initial assessment, that is an ECG and an assessment by a specialist nurse, at nothing over the costs that we incur.  In most young people this will be sufficient reassurance. 

Those with an abnormal ECG or other high risk markers will be free to return with the result to their GP for further investigation or else to continue to echocardiography with CVS.

Either way a comprehensive report will be issued.

This screen is in line with that recommend by the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young and other international guidelines.

For more information call us at our Eastbourne clinis on 01323 410400 or at our Folkestone clinic on 01303 298150.

Health Check Service Launched – Sussex Express

April 24th, 2009

sussex-experss-april-24-2009Published by Sussex Express
Written by Chris Eyte

Doctors hope a new heart-check scheme will boost health care in hailsham.

All patients registered in the town and Herstmonceux will be able to use the community cardiology service at Seaforth Farm Surgery

GP Matt Jackson and other health professionals set the service up to lessen travel times for people having their hearts checked. Read the rest of this entry »

Heart Check On Your Doorstep

April 22nd, 2009

Published by the Hailsham Gazzette
By Andrew Raeburn

Hailsham Gazzette ClippingA NEW GP-led service which offers heart checks to all patients in Hailsham and Herstmonceux was launched on Friday.

The Hailsham Community Cardiology Service will be run from Seaforth Farm Surgery in Vicarage Lane but is available to all patients registered at surgeries in the area. It has been set up by Seaforth Farm GP Matt Jackson, in collaboration with cardiologists at Eastbourne’s District General Hospital (DGH), the Sussex Heart Network, the local Primary Care Trust and CVS Health, a local firm specialising in cardiac diagnostics.

The service was officially launched at Seaforth Farm by Hailsham MP Charles Hendry. Elizabeth Post, 80, from Dacre Road, Herstmonceux, was the first patient to benefit.

Dr Jackson said the new service would help reduce the number of trips Hailsham residents have to make to the DGH for heart checks. He said, “The cardiology service is all about delivering high-quality health services to the people of Hailsham and surrounding villages where they most need them – locally. “We will provide a range of tests, which in many cases will remove the need for patients to travel to Eastbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

New heart-check service boosts local health care in Hailsham

April 22nd, 2009
The Hailsham Cardiology Service team with Wealden MP Charles Hendry and Mrs Elizabeth Post, the first patient to be treated under the service.
The Hailsham Cardiology Service team with Wealden MP Charles Hendry and Mrs Elizabeth Post, the
first patient to be treated under the service.

A new heart check service in Hailsham, run by local GPs and CVS Health, has been welcomed as a major boost for local health care provision.

The Hailsham Community Cardiology Service will be run from Seaforth Farm Surgery but is available to all patients registered at Hailsham and Herstmonceux surgeries.

The service has been set up by Hailsham GP Matt Jackson in collaboration with Cardiologists at Eastbourne DGH, the Sussex Heart Network, the Primary Care Trust and CVS Health.

CVS is carrying out all the diagnotic testing for the new service.

The aim is to reduce the number of needless trips local people have to make to the Eastbourne District General Hospital for heart checks. Read the rest of this entry »

GPs set for briefing from heart expert

April 19th, 2009

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Published by Kentish Express – Folkestone Edition

A LEADING heart surgeon is to pay a visit to Folkestone.

The trip, by Dr Jatin Desai, of Kings College Hospital in London, is to help educate local doctors on the latest advances in coronary surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

Heart-to-Heart with Doctors

April 16th, 2009

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Published by Kentish Express

A Leading heart surgeon has been in Folkestone to give a talk to GPs.

Dr Jatin Desai, who works for the King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, spoke about advances in heart valve and other coronary surgery.

He addressed a group of GPs at a conference organised by the Folkestone clinic CVS Health, in Shearway Road, yesterday (Wednesday).

The cardiology clinic has teamed up with one of the UK’s leading heart surgeons to help educate GPs on the latest advances in coronary surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

Public and Private Heal the Divide

March 10th, 2009

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Published by the The Brighton Argus
By Nick Lockwood – CVS Healthcare Manager

Until recently private healthcare providers were perceived as cash rich commercial businesses simply offering the best consultants money can buy.

The mere mention of a Harley Street doctor was used to indicate status bug in reality was often a promise that was hard to deliver.

By contrast, our beloved NHS was seen as a lumbering Goliath for the masses – inefficient, underfunded and understaffed.

But now, the business barriers between private and public medicine are being broken down, but by whom and how?

It is not the Government, private, or public sectors that are driving the health care of tomorrow.

It is a group far more influential than that, namely the patients themselves – and they have a loud voice. Read the rest of this entry »

Cardiac Screening Service “Huge step for medical care”

February 25th, 2009

eg_2009-02-25_thumbPublished by the Eastbourne Gazette

A state-of-the-art cardiac screening service has been launched in the centre of Eastbourne.

MP Nigel Waterson officially opened the new Cardiac Welfare service, run by local clinic CVS Healthcare in Trinity Trees. Read the rest of this entry »

April 15th – Talk on “Advances in Cardiac Surgery”

February 23rd, 2009

CVS Health is offering a unique opportunity to learn about the latest advances in cardiac surgery at a special talk.

Dr Jatin Desai, of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, will deliver the talk entitled “Advances in Cardiac Surgery” at CVS Health in Folkestone on April 15. Read the rest of this entry »

Pioneering heart screening service puts Eastbourne “at the heart” of cardiac care

February 9th, 2009
Left to right: Consultant Cardiologist Guy Lloyd, patient David Child (lying down), Consultant Radiologist David Sallomi (closest to the scanner), Eastbourne MP Nigel Waterson, Esperance Executive Director Sue Mulvey and CT Manager Amanda Marr.

Left to right: Consultant Cardiologist Guy Lloyd, patient David Child (lying down), Consultant Radiologist David Sallomi (closest to the scanner), Eastbourne MP Nigel Waterson, Esperance Executive Director Sue Mulvey and CT Manager Amanda Marr.

A state-of-the art cardiac screening service has been launched in the centre of Eastbourne.

Eastbourne MP Nigel Waterson officially opened the new Cardiac Welfare service, run by local clinic CVS Healthcare in Trinity Trees.

The service will offer a wide range of cardiac screening techniques including the latest CT scanning to give highly accurate details of patients’ hearts, and is unique in the Eastbourne area. CVS Healthcare is run by local NHS consultants and nurses. Read the rest of this entry »

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