heart attack

Derriford’s Lead Cardiologist urges fast action in cardiac emergencies

Authored by Mary

The Clinical Director of Cardiology at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital has urged the public to seek urgent medical attention without delay, should they or a loved one experience serious cardiac symptoms.

As highlighted by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in May, national Emergency Department Syndromic Surveillance data indicates that the number of patients presenting with...

Would you recognise a heart attack?

Authored by Sarah Parker

A new patient information video produced for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust illustrates the importance of seeking urgent medical help if you suffer chest pain, or any other symptoms, that could indicate the onset of a heart attack (myocardial infarction).

The video features a patient’s personal account of suffering a heart attack whilst at home alone. He describes the build up of...

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