Patient Events

To book a place at any of our patient events simply contact us on 01202 705 454 or send and email to stating the event you find of interest together with the names of any additional friends or family members that may wish to attend.

We provide drinks and a light supper at each event. Please indicate any special meal requirements.

Event Information:

  • Tue

    Recovering from heart surgery or a cath lab procedure

    18:00 - 19:00Dorset Heart Clinic

    The cath lab, also known as a catheter laboratory or cardiac catheterisation laboratory, is part of a hospital's cardiac department. A cath lab is where tests and procedures including ablation, angiogram, angioplasty and implantation of pacemakers / ICDs are carried out. Usually you'll be awake for these procedures. A cath lab is staffed by a team of different specialists, usually led by a cardiologist. A cath lab shouldn't be confused with an operating theatre, where you would have surgery such as a heart bypass operation, under a general anaesthetic.

    This talk will discuss common cath lab and heart operations and explain how best to recover following these procedures.