Hollywood Private Hospital
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The best cardiac care starts with the best people

Heart and lung care remains one of the world’s most important health disciplines. Our commitment to you is to bring together a team of world-class experts and state-of-the-art facilities and technology to provide unrivalled cardiac services in WA.

Part of our comprehensive range of cardiac services includes -

  • advanced cardiovascular diagnostic services
  • interventional cardiology service 24/7
  • referral to cardiothoracic surgeons 24/7
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Acute Cardiac Unit with on-site specialist medical staff and full-time cardiologists
  • Cardiology/Cardiothoracic ward
  • Cardiac Cath Lab
  • post-procedural rehabilitation
  • 12-lead ECG, stress echo and exercise echocardiography.

Cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery

At Hollywood Private Hospital, our heart and lung patients can rest easy knowing they are in highly experienced and safe hands. Our extensive and vastly qualified cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons lead our world-class cardiac unit, highlighted by purpose-built cardiac theatres and the most advanced technology.

The Hollywood Private team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons perform a vast array of life-saving heart and lung tests and procedures, including bypass and valve replacement surgery.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

To seamlessly manage your post-surgery requirements, we operate a dedicated and holistic Cardiac Rehabilitation Program managed by an experienced Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse. This program is designed to provide you with a central point of contact as you undertake your rehabilitation, including appointments with specialists, education sessions, health support and exercise regimes.

More details about the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program are available here.

Angiography Suite

Featuring three cardiac catheter labs, our Angiography Suite is where you’ll find some of the most advanced medical imaging technologies and facilities in Australia. This suite supports an extensive range of cardiology and vascular diagnostic services and procedures.

The level of high-resolution cardiac imaging provided here allows doctors to make faster and more accurate diagnoses. Patients benefit from the speed, safety and efficiency of the services provided and the modern comforts of this specialist suite.

More details about the Angiography Suite are available here.

Coronary Care Unit

Chronic and acute coronary care patients require the very best of specialist care and access to the most advanced technologies and facilities. The Coronary Care Unit provides around-the-clock care and attention, supported by on-call specialists available to treat serious coronary conditions whenever they occur.

The unit performs a wide range of tests and procedures, including echocardiograms, CT angiograms, stenting and pacemaker insertion. The separate Intensive Care Unit also caters to cardiac patients for post-procedural specialist care and monitoring.

More details about the Coronary Care Unit are available here.

Information about the services at the Intensive Care Unit can be seen here.

24-hour Acute Chest Pain Service

Chest problems can unfortunately happen anytime. This 24/7 service is here to help when you’re experiencing chest pain. Your GP or emergency department doctor can refer to this service if you are privately insured with the required level of cover.

Please call 9346 6050 for details and referrals.

Click on any of the buttons below for more information on our most common heart and lung procedures, carried out here at Hollywood Private Hospital.

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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