Cairns Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Ramsay Cardiac Care services offer patients the gold standard in cardiovascular care, supporting you through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. 

Treating disorders of the cardiovascular and circulatory system, which includes the heart and arteries, our leading multidisciplinary team are here to ensure you receive the best treatment and support possible – closer to home. 

Holistic Heart Care


Prompt Access

In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

If you require an admission to hospital the Queensland Ambulance Service and GPs are able to phone our 24/7 hotline 1300 264 462 on behalf of patients, and talk directly to the on-call cardiologist for private referrals.

Otherwise ask your GP for a referral to a cardiologist at Cairns Private Hospital.


Chronic Heart Conditions

Our multidisciplinary team of experts will help manage symptoms, medications and optimal wellness assisting patients in regaining their independence and quality of life.

Specialists at Cairns Private Hospital include Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists – plus Vascular surgeons.


Cardiac Rehabilitation

Our comprehensive rehabilitation program is individually tailored and designed to aid recovery helping people return to their previous lifestyle and activities through exercise, nutritional support, and education.



Our state-of-the-art diagnostic services, lab and units at Cairns Private enable our specialists and multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive cardiovascular care. Our cardiac facilities encompass a cardiac medical unit, cardiac catheter laboratory, and a high dependency/coronary care unit, and more.



The costs associated with your cardiac treatment and recovery will depend on the type of treatment you receive. It is important to understand the level of cover you have with your health insurer prior to any treatment or admission as an inpatient.


Cardiac Procedures

Our leading cardiac specialists currently perform the following procedures at Cairns Private Hospital.

Diagnostic/Interventional Heart Procedures

This is a technique using a contrast medium to outline blood vessels. The procedure may be done in a variety of ways, depending on the indications. Examples include coronary angiography, performed in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory, by an interventional cardiologist to examine the heart for blockages; peripheral angiography, done by a vascular surgeon also performed in a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, to look for blockages in the arteries to the lower limbs and CT angiography, performed by a radiologist in the X-ray department to look at a number of different organ systems.

Stenting involves stretching a narrowed area of the artery with a small cylindrical balloon. Once the narrowing has been stretched a stent is inserted (a fine mesh cylinder usually of stainless steel) that supports that part of the artery.
From stress echo cardiograph (an ultrasound test to measure how well your heart is pumping while using a treadmill) through to sleep apnoea testing, Transthoracic Echocardiogram, Trans Oesophegeal Echocardiogram, ECG monitoring via Loop Recorders and or Holter Monitors.

A minimally invasive procedure that assesses the electrical activity and conduction pathways of the heart.

A medical procedure in which part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumour or other dysfunctional tissue is ablated using the heat generated from high frequency alternating current.

A medical device that uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes that contract heart muscles, to regulate the heart beat.

A small, battery-powered electrical impulse generator that is implanted in patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.

Structural Heart Procedures

Patent Foramen Ovale – Via a small incision in the groin, a cardiac catheter (a long, thin, flexible, hollow tube) is positioned into the heart. The Closure device will be deployed under Transoesophageal Echocardiogram guidance while the patient is under a General Anaesthetic. The device will provide for the heart to grow over and close the PFO