Get to the heart of the matter
At Healthscope hospitals, we understand that time is of the essence when it comes to heart health. That’s why we strive to provide minimal wait times for patients to see a cardiac specialist or doctor.
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be a sign that something isn’t quite right with your heart: chest pain, palpitations or shortness of breath. Early diagnosis of a heart condition gives you the best chance of receiving the right treatment.
So don’t delay – book an appointment with one of our cardiac specialists or doctors today.
If you are experiencing any cardiac symptoms: chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath. dizziness or fainting or signs of heart failure (swollen ankles, unable to lie flat or waking short of breath) you should contact your GP or present to an emergency department for assessment.
If you require urgent attention dial 000 (Triple Zero) and ask for an Ambulance.
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Our cardiac services
At Healthscope hospitals, we offer a comprehensive and integrated cardiac service across all areas of cardiology. We have a highly skilled and experienced group of dedicated cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons. Our world class cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons treat a wide range of heart conditions and related symptoms.
Across Healthscope hospitals we have over 260 cardiologists providing expert care for patients with cardiac conditions. A general cardiologist is a doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating heart and vascular conditions. With their diagnosis, they can help to manage and treat cardiac conditions or refer you onto other cardiac specialists or doctors.
Interventional cardiology is an area of cardiology that uses small tubes called catheters to diagnose and perform minimally invasive procedures to treat heart diseases. They use this to evaluate an individual's heart health, repair a damaged heart valve, or clear a clogged artery. Healthscope have over 65 interventional specialists and doctors.
Electrophysiologists are cardiologists that specialise in the electrical activity of the heart. They are experts in diagnosing and managing heart rhythm disorders, also known as an arrhythmia. At Healthscope, we have over 45 cardiologists who specialise in electrophysiology.
A cardiothoracic surgeon performs surgery on your heart, lungs and other areas of your chest. There are over 45 cardiothoracic surgeons across Healthscope hospitals. Usually, you will be referred to a cardiothoracic surgeon by your cardiologist or another healthcare provider.
Find out more about the cardiology services at our hospitals.
NSWNorthern Beaches Hospital
Norwest Private Hospital
Nepean Private Hospital
Newcastle Private Hospital
Prince of Wales Private Hospital
Sydney Southwest Private Hospital
ACTNational Capital Private Hospital
VICHolmesglen Private Hospital
Knox Private Hospital
Melbourne Private Hospital
John Fawkner Private Hospital
QLDGold Coast Private Hospital
TASHobart Private Hospital
Why choose a Healthscope hospital?
At Healthscope, we understand that when it comes to cardiac care, you want the best. And our hospitals are leading cardiac care providers. We have an expert team of specialist doctors, dedicated nurses and hospital care teams to make sure your experience is as comfortable as possible.
From pre-admission to post-operative care, our friendly staff will be with you every step of the way. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care and continue to invest in our cardiology facilities, equipment and services, ensuring we remain at the forefront of cardiac care.
At Healthscope hospitals, you are truely our focus.
The private experience
As a cardiac patient at a Healthscope Private Hospital, you’ll be cared for by highly specialised nursing staff trained in cardiac patient care.
Your private patient comfort includes:
- Specialist of your choice
- Admission at a time that is convenient
- Accommodation mainly in single rooms with ensuite
- Private dining menu
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Be assured that our cardiac service is supported by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and critical care support.
Post-surgery, your cardiac specialist or doctor will assess you and if you require rehab, together you’ll agree on the most suitable program.
We know that some people need extra assistance to get back on their feet. Our medical teams are on hand, to ensure you are well equipped to continue your recovery at home.