Cardiac ServicesGold Coast Private offers a full range of cardiac and cardiothoracic services which incorporate diagnostic and interventional procedure, all of which are available 24/7 and with some of the devices that are only available in a handful of private facilities across Australia..
With cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons practicing and consulting onsite, patients get immediate access to a wide range of treatments at one location. As a leading cardiac facility on the Gold Coast we provide a suite of cardiac treatments including:
- Structural heart
- Electrophysiology and pacing
- Vascular and interventional cardiology
- STEMI Service
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
Angiography is used to identify blocked vessels throughout the body.
Information obtained from the scans helps determine the most appropriate form of treatment.
Cardiac surgery may be required if coronary artery disease is not able to be treated by stenting.
All of these procedures are performed at the Gold Coast Private Hospital.
Coronary Angioplasty is the preferred treatment for clearing blockages in the arteries of the heart.
The cardiac catheter lab has access to state-of-the-art technology such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) systems to assist the cardiologist in diagnosing and treating coronary artery disease.
Commonly, an expandable wire mesh tube, known as a stent, is placed in the artery where the blockage has been cleared to prevent a blockage from recurring and to provide structural support.
Blockages of blood vessels in the limbs, carotid arteries and other areas of the body can also be treated using the same technology.
The coronary care unit is specifically designed to provide highly specialised care to patients with acute cardiac illnesses or who are suspected to have heart problems.
Our world-class facilities include a Datex-Ohmeda critical care monitoring system and telemetry monitoring.
The consulting cardiologist manages all care with 24 hour support provided by experienced medical specialists.
Once treated, our cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to bridge the gap between hospital and the return to an active lifestyle. It includes a five week program comprising education and exercise twice a week.
This program is designed for people who have had cardiac surgery or suffered a heart attack.
For further information on cardiac rehabilitation, contact our cardiac rehabilitation co-ordinator on (07) 5530 0125
Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides a full complement of servicesincluding cardiothoracic surgery.
It provides 24 hour onsite designated ICUmedical cover in a family friendly, critical care environment.
Visitinghours are restricted for family member so the following times:
- 10.00am to 2.00pm
- 4.00pm to 8.00pm