"Praise for the Acute Cardiac Unit"
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Posted by Donny Rover (as ),
A 58 year old man, I was taken into Stafford hospital two weeks ago suffering from chest pains. After initial treatment and assessment (including a chest X-ray) in A&E I was told that I would be staying in hospital and a bed was found for me in the ACU ward.
I ended up staying for about 48 hours; I was wired up to an ECG machine for most of this time and had regular blood tests, blood pressure tests etc. During the first night's stay the pains came back with a vengence: treatment was quick and eased the pain.
The good news was that I did not have any heart problems, but just to make doubly certain I had further ECG and blood pressure test whilst doing treadmill exercises.
I would just like to pass on my thanks to all the staff who looked after me during my short stay, I cannot praise them highly enough.