"Replacement reveal implant with pacemaker"

About: University Hospital Of North Durham

I have suffered from blackouts for approx 10 months and I have just removed from the Manchester area to this area in September. My doctor referred me to North Durham Hospital Cardiac unit. After my clinic visit I was offered a REVEAL implant, which i accepted and it was fitted some 6 weeks after my appointment. The members of the staff at the Cardiac day unit were professional, polite, respectful and extremely helpful in every way. Unfortunately the afternoon of the implant taking place I had another blackout , my wife rang the hospital who requested I attend the Cardiac investigation unit next morning , this I did . On seeing the doctor I was offered a PACEMAKER, as the implant had revealed an "flatline" of some 8 seconds duration.My procedure took place on 15 December. Again the staff in the Cardiac Day unit were terrific in every way and I have nothing but praise and the utmost respect for them. They removed the implant and put in the pacemaker and I spent the night in ward 11. here the staff were attentive and helpful in every way. I have no reservations about recommending this hospitals Cardiac unit to anyone requiring the best service possible.

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Response from University Hospital Of North Durham

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit to the Cardiac Day Unit at the University Hospital of North Durham. I am very pleased to hear that you had a positive experience and that you are happy with the care you received. The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients, and your kind comments will be shared with the staff in the department. Thank you for leaving your comments on NHS Choices. Patient Experience Team County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Tel: 0800 7835774