CCU, CORONARY CATHETERIZATION DEPARTMENT HEAD Doctor Hakim Benamer
CARDIOLOGY, NON-INVASIVE EXPLORATIONS DEPARTMENT HEAD Doctor Franck Haziza
What is cardiology?
Cardiology is the medical specialisation which examines and treats the heart and its associated conditions. Cardiology also covers vascular conditions. Specialists in the field are called cardiologists.
What pathologies does the department cover?
Hôpital Foch has its own cardiology department. It provides general, or "territorial", treatment.
Hôpital Foch's cardiologists receive all patients that come to the hospital, either by way of the A&E ward or by appointment, presenting cardiovascular symptoms.
The department proposes two types of cardiovascular condition consultation:
surgical cardiology (coronary catheterization and angioplasty)
non-invasive cardiovascular explorations and consultations:
Trans-thoracic, oesophageal, stress and Dobutamine ultrasound scans;
Cardiac stress test,
Heart MRI (morphology and stress MRI)
The cardiology department is located on levels -1 and -2 of the Flursheim Building.
It has 18 beds including 4 individual rooms and 8 telemetry beds. In September 2014, 2 additional short-stay beds were added for outpatient treatments such as coronary catheterizations. A cardiac rhythmology service will also be set up (pace-maker implants, electro-physiological testing) The Coronary Care Unit has 8 acute beds for cardiology emergency patients and has its own 24 hour on-call team for coronary angioplasty interventions. An intensive care specialist cardiologist is also on call within the department to ensure the continuation of treatment.
Consultations are possible Monday to Friday (morning and afternoon),