About 5000 acute cardiac cases are admitted to the Division of Cardiology annually, 5% with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 40% with cardiac failure, 20% with unstable angina, 20% with arrhythmias, and the rest with other cardiovascular disorders. The facilities include a 6-bed Coronary Care Unit (CCU).
Non-invasive cardiac assessment facilities include exercise electrocardiography ECG and thallium testing, cardiopulmonary assessment, echocardiography (transthoracic and transoesophageal with colour flow mapping), dobutamine stress echocardiography, Holter monitoring, late potential assessment, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and tilt table testing.
Invasive cardiac facilities include a bi-plane cardiac catheterisation laboratory with support equipment including an intravascular ultrasound imaging machine, an intra-aortic balloon pump, and a percutaneous cardiopulmonary by-pass machine. Various types of interventional procedures such as cardiac catheterisation procedures, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), intracoronary stenting, directional atherectomy, rotational atherectomy with a significant number of these patients having multiple vessel disease and poor ventricular function.
The Division is also a centre for cardiac pacing and arrhythmia management performing permanent pacemakers were implanted, electrophysiology studies including radiofrequency ablation procedures and implantable cardioverter defibrillator and transvenous atrial defibrillation.
Specialist Outpatient Clinics
The Specialist Outpatient Clinic at Queen Mary Hospital only accepts appointments (with referral letters) for patients in the catchman area of the Hong Kong West Cluster. Non-HK residents will be charged appropriate fees set by the Hospital. There are NO walk-in service available, all cases are by appointment only.
|Echo + EST||Monday||9:00 a.m.||AG-QMH|
|General / Cardiac (GS)||Monday||9:00 a.m.||C1-QMH*|
|Echo + EST||Tuesday||9:00a.m.||AG-QMH|
|Pacemaker / ICD||Wednesday||9:00 a.m.||AG-QMH|
|Echo + EST||Wednesday||9:00 a.m.||AG-QMH|
|Goverment Servant||Wednesday||9:00 a.m.||C1-QMH*|
|Private / Directorate Grade||Wednesday||2:00 p.m.||C1-QMH*|
|Echo / TEE||Wednesday||2:00 p.m.||AG-QMH|
|Cardiac - 1||Thursday||9:00 a.m.||S6-QMH|
|Echo + EST||Thursday||2:00 p.m.||AG-QMH|
|Echo + EST||Friday||9:00 a.m.||K19-QMH|
|Private / Directorate Grade||Friday||9:00 a.m.||S8-QMH*|
|General / Cardiac (GS)||Friday||2:00 p.m.||C1-QMH*|
|Cardiac - 2||Friday||2:00 p.m.||S6-QMH|
*C1 - for goverment servants & Hospital Authority staff only