Heart Diseases: Defibrillators

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Derek Thomas Derek Thomas Conservative, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator) ICD with CRT (Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy) capability implantations have been undertaken in each NHS trust in each of the last five years.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The attached table shows a count of finished consultant episodes (FCE), with a primary or secondary procedure of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator with Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy capability implantations in each trust for the years 2013-14 to 2017-18.

A FCE is a continuous period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FCEs are counted against the year in which they end. Figures do not represent the number of different patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the same stay in hospital or in different stays in the same year.

In order to protect patient confidentiality, '*' appears in the table for all sub-national breakdowns, where it is possible to calculate a value between one and seven from the data presented. All other sub-national data has been rounded to the nearest five.

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