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New Specialist Clinics in Atrial Fibrillation and Hypertension at LHCH

Date: 20 March 2019 10:34

Following the recent successful launch of the Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science, the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH) is now pleased to announce the launch of two new specialist clinics for atrial fibrillation and hypertension. 

The atrial fibrillation clinic will start at LHCH from Tuesday 2nd April and the hypertension clinic will commence from Wednesday 17th April

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate, and leads to a high risk of stroke and death, while hypertension refers to high blood pressure recorded over a period of time. 

The new specialist clinics will provide comprehensive management to patients with newly diagnosed AF and hypertension, in addition to those with an established diagnosis who have ongoing symptoms. The dedicated AF clinic will complement the established cardiac arrhythmia service already present in LHCH, and the specialist hypertension service will facilitate the investigation and management of those with resistant (ie. ‘difficult to treat’) hypertension. 

The University of Liverpool and LHCH appointed Professor Gregory Lip as part of a new initiative to establish an internationally-leading Centre for Cardiovascular Science in the Merseyside region. Last month he took up post as the Price-Evans Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Liverpool, and started clinical work at LHCH as an honorary Consultant Cardiologist.

Professor Lip said: “Introducing these two new specialist clinics in LHCH is great news for patients. They will lead to improvements in the diagnosis, treatment and management of cardiovascular health and will also support our research into clinical practice.”

If you have any concerns about your heart health, atrial fibrillation or hypertension, please contact your GP.