Cardiology and cardiac surgery is a key specialty service at St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne. 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 is located at St Vincent's Private Hospital Fitzroy campus and 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 (PDF 266.4KB)
What happens during a Stress Echo Test
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
- pacemaker insertion
- intra-aortic balloon pump insertion
- atrial-septal defect percutaneous repair.
Please review our Patient Guide to Coronary Angiogram, Angioplasty and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) here.
Download a copy of our Guide for patients on Coronary Angiogram & Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
Our cardiac operating theatre is staffed by team of highly experienced theatre nurses and prefusionists. It also has state-of-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.
We have a purpose-built unit equipped to provide complex invasive cardiovascular monitoring for general and ambulatory cardiac monitoring.
Intensive Care Unit
Our Intensive Care Unit provides care of the highest standards for critically ill patients and accommodates patients after open heart surgery.
In addition to conventional vascular surgery performed in the main operating theatre, vascular surgeons, radiologists, cardiologists and other related specialists have the opportunity to perform studies and interventions in all parts of the vascular tree by using the latest technology in the endo-vascular suite. This state-of-the–art unit was the first model of its kind in Victoria and is designed to cope with the requirements of modern angiography. The availability of our onsite ultrasound service provides a one-stop-shop cardiovascular service from diagnostic to intervention.
For endovascular services, please download our referral form: ultrasound request form. (PDF 328KB)
Additional information for patients
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We offer specialist health care services covering many areas of health.
At St Vincent's Private, we provide person centred care to every patient.
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
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