Our cardiac services diagnose and treat heart-related conditions, such as heart attack, coronary artery disease, heart arrhythmia, valvular heart disease and heart infections.
It is important to remember that heart conditions may be treatable, and by speaking to your general practitioner (GP) and seeking specialist advice you can help improve and maintain your health.
We provide clear information to you and your family about your cardiac condition and treatment. Our caregivers will support you and answer any questions you may have.
We have the latest cardiac equipment on-site, which may include cardiac and vascular catheter laboratories, where we perform procedures such as angiographies and pacemakers.
Our anaesthetists, doctors, pathologists, radiologists, physiotherapists and nurses work quickly to provide a diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible.
Your hospital stay
Heart conditions can sometimes be both sudden and serious. During your hospital stay, our caregivers provide intensive support, while you and your family may also wish to seek pastoral care as you address the emotional effects of your condition.
To help you recover and reduce the risk of future illnesses, we work with you to create an action plan to follow in hospital, at home and into the future.
Benefits of cardiac services
The benefits of accessing our cardiac services include:
- helping treat and overcome heart-related conditions
- potential for a better quality of life through improved physical and mental health and ability to go about your day-to-day activities
- education to help you make better decisions about your own behaviour such as diet or smoking to reduce the risk of future heart problems.
These benefits depend on your particular circumstances and require you to fully participate in necessary before and after care and management. You should consult a specialist in this area before deciding whether treatment is suitable for you.
What to do in an emergency?
Our comprehensive cardiac service includes emergency care, provided through the Emergency Department. If you have a life-threatening medical condition, call 000 and ask for an ambulance. You can request paramedics to bring you to our hospital.
You should not ignore acute chest pain or other cardiac related symptoms including:
- new onset chest pain, tightness or discomfort
- increasing frequency chest pain, tightness or discomfort
- change in pattern of chest pain, tightness or discomfort
- chest pain, tightness or discomfort with associated shortness of breath.
In an emergency our cardiac care provides you access to specialist consultation, investigation, diagnosis and treatment in one location including:
- no wait, immediate assessment and diagnosis by senior doctors
- senior experienced cardiologists on call 24/7
- acute intervention including angiography and angioplasty 24/7
- onsite diagnostics and testing
- two dedicated angiography suites
- a 25 bed intensive care unit
- access to one of WA’s leading private hospitals
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