Our Cardiac Catheter Laboratory offers a 24 hour on-call service for heart attacks through both Emergency and direct ambulance admission.

The team in the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory work in conjunction with the Coronary Care, Cardiac Step Down, Cardiology Day Procedure and Intensive Care Units.

We complete the following procedures:

  • Diagnostic angiography

  • Full heart studies including congenital studies

  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (Stenting) including radial PCI

  • ASD/PFO/PDA closures/valvuloplasties

  • Complex structural interventions including congenital

  • TAVI/transfemoral/apical aortic valve implantation

  • Electrophysiology studies

  • Electrophysiological ablation procedures including complex 3D mapping

  • Pulmonary vein isolation

  • Permanent pacemaker implantation

  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

How to access this service

You need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital. Once we receive the referral, we will send you a letter.

If there is a waiting list, you'll be advised what to do in your letter.

Referrals are current for 12 months from the date of issue, unless it is specified as "indefinite". Keep a copy of your referral, so you can easily ask your GP to renew your referral if you need to.

What to bring

Every time you come to hospital

Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your appointment book
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • TAC or Workcover claim number

In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.