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:
Full heart studies including congenital studies
Percutaneous coronary intervention (Stenting) including radial PCI
Complex structural interventions including congenital
TAVI/transfemoral/apical aortic valve implantation
Electrophysiological ablation procedures including complex 3D mapping
Pulmonary vein isolation
Permanent pacemaker implantation
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 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.