Cardiac Services - Gold Coast
Pindara Private Hospital offers an extensive range of cardiac services supported by the latest in cardiac technology, and first-class standards of accommodation on the Gold Coast.
Our Cardiac Services Unit includes, a 5-bed Coronary Care Unit, a dedicated Cardiac Catheter Laboratory, and a cardiac step down ward. These areas are run by teams of highly skilled cardiologists, nurses and allied health professionals in accordance with the latest Cardiac Society recommendations.
The experienced Pindara Cardiac Services team aims to provide the best care and treatment possible and is committed to supporting the individual needs of both the patient and their relatives.
The Cardiac Services Unit is equipped with advanced monitoring equipment and has the facility to manage any acute care patient, in a comfortable private environment.
- Pindara Private Hospital offers the latest technologies in cardiovascular diagnostic services.
- An emergency interventional cardiology service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
- Referral if required to cardiothoracic surgeons 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- A specialised 5 bed Coronary Care Unit with on-site medical staff.
- Referral to Post-procedural rehabilitation.
Diagnostic and Interventional Treatments offered at Pindara Private Hospital for coronary artery disease and abnormal heart rhythms include:
- Emergency Management of Heart Attack
- Angioplasty and Stenting
- Pacemaker insertion
- Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
- Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
Cardiac Catheter Laboratory
Our Cardiac Catheter Laboratory offers 24 hour, 7 day-a-week emergency cover. State-of-the-art technology enables specialisation in a comprehensive range of procedures. Specialist Cardiologists provide prompt diagnosis of heart disease by angiography. Once diagnosed, certain heart diseases are able to be treated under local anaesthetic using the latest, non-invasive surgical techniques including balloon angioplasty, coronary stenting and insertion of pacemakers.
Coronary Care Unit
The Coronary Care Unit is a specialised area with care delivered by dedicated and experienced nursing staff. State-of-the-Art monitors enable 24 hour monitoring and ensure that cardiac arrhythmias are acted upon instantly. Medical staff are available 24 hours 7 days per week to assist in the event of an Emergency. Cardiologists are available at all times.
Cardiac Step Down
The Pindara Step Down provides ward accommodation for patients with medical conditions that include unstable angina, recovery after a catheter lab procedure and recovery from heart attack when the patient requires full telemetry monitoring.
Telemetry monitoring, enables the patient to move around the ward freely within hours of their procedure. The monitoring is visible to cardiac nurses in the Coronary Care Unit at all times.
Patients waiting to be discharged receive specific education and are referred to a rehabilitation program if applicable.