Cardiac

Overview

The Western Private Hospital Cardiac Catheter Laboratory (Cath Lab) opened on 22nd August 2005. The laboratory has been equipped with the latest technology available and is supported by a team of highly qualified and experienced staff. WPH Cardiac Catheter Laboratory provides Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology services.  This service is supported by the hospital’s Critical Care Unit. The Cath Lab performs approximately 1000 procedures annually.

Patients requiring monitoring can also be cared for in the relaxed private rooms, be mobile and still be monitored utilising our centrally monitored telemetry facility and portable cardiac monitoring equipment.  We also provide invasive monitoring for complex cardiac patients.  When required, echocardiograms can be performed at the hospital or at the bed site as deemed necessary.

Our highly skilled specialist nursing and technical staff will care for the patients during the pre and postoperative phases. Our cardiology services are supported by the various departments on site including radiology, pharmacy and pathology.

Procedures

Specifically, the procedures now available at Western Private Hospital include:

  • Diagnostic and interventional coronary and vascular angiography
  • Permanent and temporary pacemaker insertion
  • Implantable defibrillator
  • Right heart studies
  • Trans-oesophageal Echocardiography and Trans-thoracic Echocardiography
  • Intra-vascular Ultrasound

Outpatient Services

The following services may be performed as an outpatient:

  • Echocardiograms

All outpatient diagnostic tests are bulk billed.

To make an appointment for outpatient services, please call Cardiac Booking Services on 9318 3177.

Cardiac Specialists

For more information about all our visiting specialists please see the Specialist List provided.

Cardiac Links

The following websites may also be helpful in understanding your health care:

www.heartfoundation.org.au
www.heartwest.com.au
www.waverleyheartclinic.com.au