Cairns Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Cardiac Services

Cardiac Services

Cairns Private Hospital offers a wide range of cardiac diagnostic and therapeutic services.

The comprehensive cardiac care service offers the latest in cardiac technology and techniques. An expert team of internationally trained Cardiologists, Interventionalists and Cardiac Electrophysiologists supported by highly skilled nursing staff, ensure the very best of cardiac care.

Cairns Private Hospital is committed to providing the most comprehensive center for cardiac care in Far North Queensland, helping patients receive expert cardiac care closer to home. These services focus on the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders of the cardiovascular or circulatory system, which includes the heart and arteries.

Cardiac Catheter Lab

Cairns Private Hospital has a state of the art Cardiac Catheter Lab containing advanced technology and high-resolution image-guided assistance to provide increased efficiency and safety to patients and doctors. This allows for the latest interventional services, minimally invasive procedures and prompt and accurate diagnosis for patients.

Coronary Care Unit

Our 8 bed Coronary Care Unit allows acute coronary care patients to recover in a comfortable environment. The Unit is staffed with cardiac specialist nurses who are committed to supporting both the patients and their family’s individual psychosocial needs. Patients in the Coronary Care Unit all have continuous cardiac monitoring and comprehensive cardiac testing as appropriate.

Procedures:

Comprehensive cardiac testing and intervention includes:

  • Diagnostic coronary angiography
  • Interventional coronary angioplasty, stenting & rotablation
  • Right heart catheterisation
  • Pacemaker insertion
  • Implantable defibrillators (ICD)
  • Implantable loop recorder
  • Peripheral & endovascular intervention
  • Electrophysiology studies & ablation
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram
  • Transoesophageal echocardiogram (TOE)
  • Telemetry and ECG monitoring
  • Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac Medical Unit

Patients recovering from a heart procedure or who have a medical condition requiring full telemetry can look forward to recovering in our adjacent 21 Cardiac Medical Unit. The Unit is well appointed with private rooms and ensuites and telemetry monitoring, allowing patients to move around the ward freely whilst still being monitored by our experienced cardiac nurses at all times.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a comprehensive education and exercise program designed to optimise physical, psychological, occupational and social recovery following an acute cardiac event within a supportive environment.

The aim of the program is to help people return to their previous lifestyle and activities through exercise and education; to increase awareness of heart disease and the positive action that can be taken to reduce risk factors and future cardiac events.

The outpatient program runs over an eight week period in a safe and monitored environment. During this time, the patient will participate in an individually prescribed exercise program and attend education sessions with an emphasis on cardiac education and behavior modification techniques.

Patients are eligible to participate if they have had a heart attack, balloon angioplasty, heart failure, cardiac surgery or if they have stable angina or risk factors for heart disease.

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Our Cardiology Specialists

To view the profiles and contact details for Cardiologists caring for patients at Cairns Private Hospital, click here.