St Andrew's Ipswich Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Ramsay Cardiac Care services offer patients the gold standard in cardiac care, supporting you through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Our leading multidisciplinary team are here to ensure you receive the best treatment and support possible – closer to home.  From emergency cardiac assistance and care for ongoing chronic cardiac conditions, to treating disorders of the cardiovascular and circulatory system.

Holistic Heart Care

 

Emergency Cardiac Care

At St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital, emergency cardiac situations receive rapid attention via our Emergency Department where a team of experts are on hand 24/7 to manage these conditions as fast as possible.

 

Chronic Heart Conditions

Our multidisciplinary team of experts will help manage symptoms, medications and optimal wellness assisting patients in regaining their independence and quality of life.

Specialists at St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital include Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists – plus Vascular surgeons.

 

Facilities

Our diagnostic and interventional services at St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital enable our specialists and multidisciplinary team to provide quality cardiac care. In addition to our emergency department, St Andrew’s Ipswich cardiac facilities encompass a coronary care unit, cardiac catheter laboratory, cardiac telemetry unit, intensive care unit and more.

 

Costs

The costs associated with your cardiac treatment and recovery will depend on the type of treatment you receive. It is important to understand the level of cover you have with your health insurer prior to any treatment or admission as an inpatient.

 

Cardiac Procedures

Our leading cardiac specialists currently perform the following procedures at St Andrew's Private Hospital.

Diagnostic/Interventional Heart Procedures

This is a technique using a contrast medium to outline blood vessels. The procedure may be done in a variety of ways, depending on the indications. Examples include coronary angiography, performed in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory, by an interventional cardiologist to examine the heart for blockages; peripheral angiography, done by a vascular surgeon also performed in a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, to look for blockages in the arteries to the lower limbs and CT angiography, performed by a radiologist in the X-ray department to look at a number of different organ systems.

Stenting involves stretching a narrowed area of the artery with a small cylindrical balloon. Once the narrowing has been stretched a stent is inserted (a fine mesh cylinder usually of stainless steel) that supports that part of the artery.
From Transthoracic Echocardiogram and Trans Oesophegeal Echocardiogram, to ECG monitoring via Loop Recorders.

A medical device that uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes that contract heart muscles, to regulate the heart beat.

A small, battery-powered electrical impulse generator that is implanted in patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.