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Cardiac Services - Knox Heart Centre


Angiography is used to identify blocked vessels throughout the body.

Information obtained from the scans helps determine the most appropriate form of treatment.

Cardiac surgery may be required if coronary artery disease is not able to be treated by stenting.

All of cardiac procedures are performed at the Knox Private Hospital.

Coronary Angioplasty is the preferred treatment for clearing blockages in the arteries of the heart.

The cardiac catheter lab has access to state-of-the-art technology such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) systems to assist the cardiologist in diagnosing and treating coronary artery disease.

Commonly, an expandable wire mesh tube, known as a stent, is placed in the artery where the blockage has been cleared to prevent a blockage from recurring and to provide structural support.

Blockages of blood vessels in the limbs, carotid arteries and other areas of the body can also be treated using the same technology.

The coronary care unit is specifically designed to provide highly specialised care to patients with acute cardiac illnesses or who are suspected to have heart problems.

The consulting cardiologist manages all care with 24 hour support provided by experienced medical specialists.

Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides a full complement of services including cardiothoracic surgery.

The ICU provides 24 hour onsite, designated ICU medical cover in a family friendly, critical care environment.

Intensive Care Unit - Visiting hours
Please discuss visiting hours with staff.

Patient rest period: 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

A Non invasive ultrasound test used to assess the structure and function of the heart. Please allow one hour for your appointment. To book an appointment please telephone 9210 7060.
A non invasive test to monitor you heart rate and rhythm over a 24 hour period. Please allow 15 minutes to have the Holter monitor fitted. It needs to be returned 24 hours after the initial appointment. To book an appointment please telephone 9210 7060.
A non invasive ultrasound test to assess coronary arteries by imaging the heart function at rest and immediately after exercise on the treadmill. Please allow 45 minutes for this test. To book an appointment please telephone 9210 7060.
A specialised test using an ultrasound probe placed in the oesophagus while under sedation, to image in the heart. To book an appointment please telephone 9210 7060.

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