Hollywood Private Hospital
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Cardiology & cardiothoracic surgery

At Hollywood Private Hospital, our experienced theatre staff, accomplished doctors and state-of-the-art operating facilities combine to provide a leading cardiac care service for heart and lung patients.

Bringing Ramsay Health Care’s 25 years of experience in cardiothoracic surgery to Perth, our brand new, purpose built cardiac theatre boasts leading edge technology, now able to perform life saving bypass and valve replacement surgery.

Additionally, we offer a holistic Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, managed by an experienced Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse, serving as the main point of contact for patients between their surgery, subsequent specialist appointments and beyond.

Hollywood Private Hospital's cardiac services also offer patients:

  • Access to the latest technologies in cardiovascular diagnostic services
  • An interventional cardiology service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Referral to cardiothoracic surgeons 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • A specialised Acute Cardiac Unit with on-site medical staff and full-time cardiologists
  • Cardiology/Cardiothoracic ward
  • Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Post-procedural rehabilitation
  • 12 lead ECG, stress echo, exercise echocardiography

Angiography Suite / Cardiac Cath Lab

Our Angiography Suite accommodates a range of cardiology and vascular procedures within its three cardiac catheter labs. The Angiography Suite boasts some of the most advanced medical imaging in Australia, providing patients and doctors with improved efficiency and safety.

This advanced technology allows us to provide prompt and accurate diagnosis and high-resolution image-guided assistance during procedures. Patients experience the benefits of the facility in terms of speed, safety, efficiency and comfort.

Coronary Care Unit

Our Coronary Care Unit and procedural laboratories offer support and follow up for acute or coronary care patients. We also have an Intensive Care Unit to treat patients requiring high-level care and monitoring.

24 Hour Acute Chest Pain Service

Hollywood Private Hospital offers a 24 hour acute chest pain service for privately insured patients with the required level of cover. Patients can be referred by their General Practitioner or via an Emergency Department. Please phone 9346 6050

Some of the procedures we commonly carry out at Hollywood Private Hospital include:

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 catheterization laboratory, by an interventional cardiologist to examine the heart for blockages; peripheral angiography, done by a vascular surgeon also performed in a cardiac catheterization 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 stress echo cardiography (an ultrasound test to measure how well your heart is pumping whilst using a treadmill) through to sleep apnoea testing, cardiac ultrasounds, ECG monitoring and home blood pressure monitoring our cardiologists provide the gold standard of care in heart investigations.

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery restores blood flow to the heart muscle by adding a graft (vein or artery) to bypass the blocked area. The procedure may be done with the help of the heart-lung machine, or without ("off-pump") depending on the patient's circumstances and the surgeon's approach.

A minimally invasive procedure that assesses the electrical activity and conduction pathways of the heart.

This is an operation to repair or replace one of the four valves inside the heart. Sometimes these valves may become narrowed, causing obstruction to blood flow, or the valve may leak causing the blood to flow backwards within the heart which affects the efficiency of the heart's function.

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.

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

A treatment for atrial fibrillation - an abnormal heart rhythm that originates in the upper chambers of the heart.

A medical procedure in which part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumour or other dysfunctional tissue is ablated using the heat generated from high frequency alternating current.

Lung Procedures

Thoracic surgery procedures at Hollywood Private include:

A minimally invasive video-assisted technique to examine the lungs and interior of the chest. Some procedures including pleurodesis, lung biopsy and lung resection may be performed using the technique.

A procedure performed using minimally invasive video techniques to block nerves causing excessive sweating of the hands and arms.

This operation removes the diseased part of the lung

A radical surgical procedure that involves the removal of the whole lung, usually to remove tumorous tissue.

Treatment for a collapsed lung.

A thymectomy is an operation to remove the thymus. It usually results in remission of myasthenia gravis with the help of medication including steroids. However, this remission may not be permanent.

VATS is a minimally invasive technique that uses small incisions and eliminates the need to spread the ribs. During VATS, the surgery is performed through a one-inch incision and is aided by a miniature camera inserted through one of the three 1/4 to 1/2" incisions. The VATS approach has significantly less pain than a large thoracotomy along with a reduced hospitalization period. Patients usually do not require a stay in the intensive care unit.

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