Cardiology

Our heart specialists diagnose and treat a wide range of heart conditions

St Vincent’s Private Hospitals offer a wide range of cardiology related services, for details of the cardiology  services at your local St Vincent’s Private Hospital, click here.


Our diagnostic and interventional cardiologists are supported by specialist physicians.

Cardiology services at St Vincent’s Private Hospitals are delivered by highly experienced diagnostic and interventional cardiologists. Whilst varying across all our hospitals, they can be supported by specialist teams of cardiothoracic surgeons, intensive care physicians and vascular surgeons to bring the most advanced cardiac patient care to our patients.

Diagnostic services

A healthy heart is key to a healthy life. We offer a wide range of diagnostic tests and services to accurately diagnose symptoms that could be linked to your heart. They include imaging, heart monitoring, and blood pressure monitoring.

Interventional cardiology

When a heart problem is diagnosed, we can often resolve it using minimally-invasive techniques aimed at improving blood flow through your heart and surrounding arteries. Angioplasty and stenting are two interventions for opening up clogged arteries.

Our cardiologists

 We have cardiologists with special interests in all aspects of cardiac patient care including imaging, preventative and interventional cardiology as well as valvular heart disease, acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, heart rhythm disorders and many other areas.

Assisting our cardiologists is a team of specially-trained nurses and allied health professionals also dedicated to cardiac patient care.

They will work together as a team to meet your needs, keep you safe and help facilitate your return to your usual activities.

Our Services

Please check your relevant hospital below for their specific services. **Not all services are available at all hospitals.

St Vincent’s Private Hospitals offer a wide range of cardiac patient care services and procedures including:

  • Cardiac MRI
  • Pacemaker placement
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator device interrogation
  • Pulmonary hypertension management
  • Echocardiography, (EKG), exercise stress echocardiography, dobutamine stress echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Holter monitoring, heart rhythm monitoring and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Transaortic valve implantation (TAVI)**
  • Mitraclip® implantation**
  • Diagnostic coronary angiograms
  • Computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA)
  • Computed tomography calcium scoring (CTCS)
  • Cardioversion
  • Pericardiocentesis and pericardial drainage
  • Angioplasty
  • Full haemodynamic pressure monitoring
  • Cardiac nuclear medicine imaging
  • Advanced heart failure management

Echocardiogram 

To diagnose a problem with your heart, your doctor may recommend an echocardiogram. This is a way of imaging your heart using ultrasound.

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

This is a way to record the electrical signals produced by your heart. A technician will place electrodes on your chest, attached to recording equipment. The results can lead to a diagnosis of common heart problems.

Holter monitoring

A Holter monitor is a device that you wear for a day or two that records all your heartbeats. It’s often used if an electrocardiogram doesn’t provide the answers the doctor needs to diagnose your condition.

Coronary angioplasty and stent insertion

When one of your cardiac arteries has become narrowed, your cardiologist can place a small balloon inside to open it up. Once the artery is opened, the cardiologist places an expandable metal tube called a ‘stent’ inside to keep the artery open. The balloon is removed and the stent remains in place.


Disclaimer

This information is of a general nature, which may not be relevant to you. Any surgery or invasive procedure carries risk. We encourage you to speak with your doctor about your condition.

Find a hospital near you offering cardiology

At St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Northside, our cardiologists are experienced leaders in their field. We have two cardiac catheter laboratories, which enable them to perform tests and procedures to diagnose and treat conditions of the heart and surrounding arteries.

Using state-of-the-art technologies, our cardiologists perform a wide range of interventional, electrophysiology and diagnostic cardiac procedures.

Tests and procedures include:
  • Alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
  • Aortic balloon valvuloplasty
  • Atrial septal defect repair
  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary angioplasty and stenting
  • Defibrillator insertion
  • Electrophysiology studies 
  • Mitraclip® implantation
  • Mitral valvuloplasty
  • Pacemaker insertion
  • Patent foramen ovale repair
  • Pulmonary vein stenting
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation 
  • Transoesophageal echocardiograph
Your GP can refer you to one of our cardiologists. 

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Our Heart and Lung Centre covers the full spectrum of heart conditions as well as conditions affecting the chest.

To provide high standards of care we have:
  • A dedicated hybrid operating theatre with imaging capabilities
  • A 12-bed intensive care unit
  • A dedicated cardiac catheter laboratory
Specialised heart and lung care 
  • We’re the only private hospital in Australia that inserts left ventricular assist devices for end stage heart failure.
  • We undertake surgery for heart failure. With the backup of our mechanical assist and transplant program we can undertake operations many hospitals cannot offer.
  • We’re one of few private hospitals in NSW using extra corporeal membrane oxygenation to help support desperately unwell patients during their illness and help bridge them to recovery.
Heart services
  • Mitral valve, aortic valve and coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Trans catheter aortic valve implantation
  • Robotic assisted coronary surgery
  • Percutaneous coronary interventions and stenting
  • Ventricular remodelling
  • Echocardiography
  • 3D imaging
  • Cardiac nuclear medicine imaging
  • CT coronary angiography 
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Diagnostic electrophysiology
  • Pacemaker and automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion
  • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  • Cardiac ablation
Lung services
  • Video and robotic assisted thoracic surgery
  • Cancer surgery of the chest
  • Complex mediastinal tumour surgery
  • Minimally-invasive lung cancer surgery

Your GP can refer you to one of our cardiologists.

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Cardiology and cardiac surgery is a key specialty service at St Vincent's Private Hospital Fitzroy. We offer a full range of cardiac services with our consultants established at the forefront of cardiac technology. We are proud of our team, which enables early intervention and optimal cardiac care. Cardiac services at St Vincent's Private Hospital Fitzroy provides a 24-hour, seven day a week service. It includes:
  • cardiac diagnostic unit
  • cardiac catheter laboratories
  • cardiac surgery
  • cardiac unit
  • intensive care unit
  • vascular services

Cardiac Diagnostic Unit
Qualified experienced cardiac technologists can perform a range of cardiac diagnostic tests including:
  • transthoracic echocardiograms
  • tran oesophageal echocardiograms
  • exercise and dobutamine stress echocardiography.
Our cardiac diagnostic suite is open to referrals from surgeons, cardiologists, physicians or General Practioners. For echocardiography services, please download our referral form: echocardiogram request form

Cardiac catheter laboratory
Our state of the art cardiac catheter laboratories are leading the way in diagnostic and interventional cardiology. Operating from St Vincent's Private Hospital Fitzroy, our team of cardiologists provide treatment for single or multiple lesions within the coronary arteries.

Procedures performed in the cardiac catheter laboratory are:
  • coronary angiogram and right heart study
  • percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
  • coronary stent insertion
  • rotablator
  • pacemaker insertion
  • intra-aortic balloon pump insertion
  • atrial-septal defect percutaneous repair.
Download a copy of our Guide for patients on Coronary Angiogram & Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Cardiac surgery
Our cardiac operating theatre is staffed by team of highly experienced theatre nurses and prefusionists. It also has state of the art computerised monitoring and perfusion equipment and the latest echocardiography machine.
Our cardiac surgeons are on the leading edge of cardiac medicine and offer the complete spectrum of surgical intervention for acquired and congenital adult cardiac disorders. They have a breadth of expertise in coronary artery bypass surgery, off pump coronary revascularisations, valve repairing/conserving surgery, aortic homografts, and surgery for cardiac arrhythmias, in particular atrial fibrillation.

Our cardiac anaesthetists also offer an excellent intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography service, which ensures optimal surgical outcome especially for the more complex procedures. Autologous blood donation used intraoperatively whenever appropriate also minimises the blood transfusion requirements from other donors.

Cardiac unit
We have a purpose-built unit equipped to provide complex invasive cardiovascular monitoring for general and ambulatory cardiac monitoring.

Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Our cardiac rehabilitation program is an organised group program combining health education, exercise and support for patients recovering from a cardiac event. Find out more about the program here: Our Rehabilitation Services

Your GP can refer you to one of our cardiologists. 
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Our team of committed, highly-trained specialist cardiologists and physicians provide a refined, state of the art consultative service and a full range of diagnostic and interventional services. They are supported by allied health services including radiology and physiotherapy.

Tests, procedures and surgical treatments include:
  • Aneurysm repair of arteries (e.g. thoracic and abdominal)
  • Angioplasty and stenting
  • Cardiac catheterisation
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • CT angiography
  • Dobutamine stress echo
  • Electrophysiology studies 
  • Implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, cardiac devices
  • Transoesophageal echo
  • Valvular repair and replacement
Specialist teams in a cardiothoracic operating theatre
Our fully-equipped operating suites are supported by cardiothoracic surgical teams, compsed of highly experienced, skilled staff. 

A 12-bed intensive care unit (ICU)
The ICU is designed to treat patients who are either seriously ill, at risk of developing a serious complication, or are recovering from major surgery. The ICU is supported by a 21-bed unit offering 10 monitored beds in case you require an on-going higher level of care.

2 recently refurbished angiography suites 
The angiography suites perform a complete range of diagnostic, interventional cardiac and radiology procedures with the latest technology enabling greater accuracy of diagnosis and treatment. 

Your GP can refer you to one of our cardiologists

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Cardiology services at St Vincent’s Toowoomba are delivered by highly experienced diagnostic and interventional cardiologists supported by specialist teams of emergency and general medical physicians. 

In a cardiac emergency, the St Vincent’s Emergency Centre provides an emergency chest pain service 24/7 for fast track referral to our on-call diagnostic and interventional cardiologists or physicians as required. 

We offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic and interventional services onsite.

Cardiac catheter laboratory
The new hybrid theatre at St Vincent’s Toowoomba is the first of its kind in Australia and features a unique integrated cath lab workflow and ClarityIQ Technology that continuously collects vital signs and information before, during and after your procedure.

This seamless flow of information leads to faster, more accurate outcomes and enables the hospital staff to fully focus on what they do best – providing superior care to you.

The system also produces exceptional image quality with radiation dose levels far below the industry standard.

New cardiac ward
Our new 16-bed specialised cardiac medical unit features private rooms equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring to help ensure you recover safely in a comfortable, modern and peaceful environment. The unit is run by a team of experienced nursing staff, overseen by a nurse unit manager and specialty clinical nurse consultant in cardiology. 

Your GP can refer you to one of our cardiologists. 

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Cardiology is a key specialty service at St Vincent's Private Hospital, Werribee. We offer a select range of cardiac services with our consultants established at the forefront of cardiac technology. We are proud of our team, which enables early intervention and optimal cardiac care. We provide a 24-hour, seven day a week service. It includes:
  • Cardiac catheter laboratories
  • Cardiac monitored beds
  • Vascular services
Our state-of-the-art cardiac catheter laboratories are leading the way in diagnostic cardiology. Our team of cardiologists provides treatment for single or multiple lesions within the coronary arteries.

Procedures performed in the cardiac catheter laboratory include coronary angiogram and pacemaker insertion.

Cardiac unit
We have specialised cardiac beds equipped to provide cardiovascular monitoring.

What we offer
Basic intervention procedures such as:
  • Diagnostic Angiogram
  • Pace maker insertion
  • TOE (Trans Oesophageal Echocardiogram)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Stent insertion

Your GP can refer you to one of our cardiologists. 

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A highly trained Cardiologist, Dr Andrew Roy, visits us monthly from St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Sydney. He provides on-site consultations and referrals for further investigation. He’s supported by a team of caring nurses and allied health staff who enjoy working locally with their community.

Our approach to your care
Before admission you’ll be assessed by our highly skilled nursing staff.
We have a pharmacy where prescriptions can be filled. We also offer allied health assessments and referral to community services where required.

Leading edge facilities in a comfortable local environment
Our state-of-the-art facilities include the latest in technology will assist in your procedure and ongoing care.
For your added comfort we offer:
  • Single private rooms with ensuites for privacy 
  • An extensive menu with all meals freshly prepared on site and made to order
  • Free wifi
  • Peaceful gardens with spaces for quiet reflection
  • Access to pastoral care services for all faiths and a chapel with services held monthly
  • Coffee shop offering beverages, light meals and the opportunity to socialise with visitors
We have arrangements with St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and the Mater Hospital, North Sydney. Where your procedure can’t be performed at Griffith due to your particular needs, we can arrange a transfer back to our hospital afterwards so you can recover locally.

Your GP can you refer you to our Cardiologist, Dr Andrew Roy. 

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