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 hoursPlease discuss visiting hours with staff.
Patient rest period: 1.00pm to 3.00pm.