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Achievements

Total expenditure to date: £ 827,500

2 Echo machines for Central Vein Canulation - CCU + CITU.

£20000 2 Echo machines for Central Vein Canulation - CCU + CITU.

Important for reducing complication of central venus catheter insertion in Coronary care and Cardiac operating theatres and Intensive Care Units.

 

Additional 24 Hour heart rate analyser and 2 recorders for CIU.

£30000 Additional 24 Hour heart rate analyser and 2 recorders for CIU.

Further analyser to cope with increasing demand to analyse 24 to 72 hour outpatient heart rhythm recordings.

 

2 Hand held extremely portable Echo machines.

£10000 2 Hand held extremely portable Echo machines.

Pocket sized echo machines for Doctors to use in assessments of cardiac emergencies.

 

Transoesophageal Ultrasound System for Cardiac Theatres and in ITU.

£54000 Transoesophageal Ultrasound System for Cardiac Theatres and in ITU.

Additional echo machine bought to assess the working of the heart during and immediately after cardiac surgery, looking at valve repairs etc.

 

Cardiac Surgery Mediastinoscope (for staging lung tumour spread).

£13000 Cardiac Surgery Mediastinoscope (for staging lung tumour spread).

Important surgical devise for assessing lymph node involvement in tumours and the need for chemotherapy or lung removal.

 

2 ARJOs ? for moving and rehab of severely disabled patients.

£13000 2 ARJOs ? for moving and rehab of severely disabled patients.

The ARJO machine is to help nurses get patients upright and move them in this position, to speed up their mobilisation after surgery, or strokes. It is proving an invaluable aid on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery wards.

 

Research into aortic root aneurysms after valve surgery.

£26000 Research into aortic root aneurysms after valve surgery.

Monies provide to investigate why the route of the aortic blood vessel dilates markedly after valve replacement in some people but not in others. Successful pilot has now been adopted as funded larger research project.

 

To start renal artery denervation (hypertension treatment).

£24000 To start renal artery denervation (hypertension treatment).

Pump priming the use of expensive equipment in treatment of severe cases of high blood pressure.

 

To pilot new stentless aortic valve surgery.

£20000 To pilot new stentless aortic valve surgery.

Providing money for the The James Cook University Hospital Cardiac Surgical team to use a new type of aortic valve and assess the benefits of shorter operating times and hospital stays. Has now been adopted as a formal research project with funding of £250,000.

 

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