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International recognition for Worcestershire’s cardiac procedures

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A Cardiac Physiologist from Worcestershire Royal Hospital is receiving international recognition after being asked to present about a life-saving heart case performed in Worcester, at a global conference in America.

Amanda Hayden has been invited to attend the World Cardiology Conference in Orlando, Florida in June, to share what happened in an advanced Cardiac procedure carried out at Worcestershire Royal Hospital recently.

Amanda - who is a specialist in the Cardiopulmonary Department at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust - will explain how the team overcame a number of serious complications with a patient to successfully perform a highly-complex coronary angioplasty.

The specialist procedure took place in the Cardiac Catheter Lab at the hospital, and saved the patient’s life after solving a number of heart complications.

The conference will be attended by specialists from around the world and allows visitors to share learning and bring home ideas for improvements on new and advanced life-saving procedures.

Lead Cardiac Physiologist, Amanda said: “It’s an honour to be able to present at the conference. There will be Cardiology teams there from all over the world so it’s a bit daunting but I’m looking forward to it.

“It’s a great learning opportunity to bring back ideas and techniques from other procedures from all around the world to bring back to the cardiac catheter lab.”

Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Helen Routledge said: “We’re delighted that Amanda has earned this honour and opportunity to display the great work of the entire team here at Worcester, and we look forward to her sharing the ideas she has gained in return from this meeting.”