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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiothoracic Services

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Oxford Heart Centre

Oxford Heart CentreThe Oxford Heart Centre is housed in a five-storey building, along with some three-storey space within the John Radcliffe Hospital main building.

As a regional referral centre of excellence, a wide range of surgical and medical services is available, including:

  • coronary intervention
  • heart surgery
  • arrhythmia treatment
  • state-of-the-art imaging
  • basic science research into understanding heart disease and genetics research into causes and cures
  • a '24/7' heart attack centre
  • innovative treatments such as transcutaneous aortic valves and drug eluting stents
  • teaching (medical and non-medical).

Facilities include the following.

  • Five catheter labs, for diagnosing and treating heart problems, and for monitoring patients undergoing cardiology treatment.
  • A recovery unit with five beds, including a paediatric recovery area for child heart patients.
  • 50 single rooms for patients over two wards.
  • 19 intensive care and high dependency beds for cardiac patients.
  • 16 day patient beds.
  • 10 CCU beds.
  • Staff facilities.
  • Dedicated space for medical teaching, and for research into new treatments for heart disease.