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Clinical Specialties & Services

Cardiovascular Conditions We Treat

The San is highly skilled in treating an extensive range of cardiovascular conditions. The best procedure for you will be determined in conjunction with your medical team based on your condition and overall health.

Some of the conditions we treat are listed below with a simple definition of each provided.

  • anatomy of the heartArrhythmia
    (Condition where the heart beats with an abnormal or irregular beat)
  • Ablation of electrical pathways in the heart
    (Ablation involves the surgical removal of body tissue – to prevent arrhythms)
  • Aneurysm repair of arteries (thoracic and abdominal)
    (Aneurysm is an excessive localised swelling caused by a weakness in the arterial wall)
  • Angina
    (Angina is chest pain)
  • Angioplasty
    (Angioplasty is a procedure for widening a narrowed coronary artery)
  • Artery problems
    (Any problem with the muscular-walled tubes (arteries) that carry blood from the heart to all parts of the body)
  • Artery stenting
    (A stent is a tube-shaped device placed in an artery that supplies blood to the heart to keep the arteries open)
  • Atherosclerosis
    (A disease of the arteries that has occurred from the deposition of fatty material on their inner walls)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
    (A type of irregular heart rhythm)
  • Automatic Internal Cardioverter-Defibrillator (AICD) insertion / replacement
    (Involves the implanting of a device inside the body which is capable of correcting most life-threatening cardiac arrythmias)
  • Blood clots (thrombosis)
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
    (Chronic disease of the heart muscle)
  • Closure of a hole in the heart (atrial septal defect)
  • Closure of patent foramen ovale
    (Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a blood-flow pathway between a human heart’s atriums which normally closes naturally after birth)
  • Collapsed lung (pneumothorax)
  • Congenital heart disease
    (A problem in the structure of the heart that is present at birth)
  • Coronary angiogram
    (A specialised x-ray test that can determine if your coronary arteries are blocked or narrowed and the location and extent of the blockages)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
    (A type of surgery that improves blood flow to the heart)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
    (Refers to the build-up of a waxy type substance known as plaque, in the coronary arteries)
  • Coronary CTA (Computerised Tomography Angiogram) or CT Coronary Angiogram (CTCA)
    (A test that uses x-rays to provide detailed pictures of the heart and surrounding blood vessels)
  • Electrical study of the heart (Electrophysiological study or EPS)
  • Embolic protection devices
    (Used to capture and remove debris that becomes dislodged during an interventional procedure)
  • Fluid collection in the lung (effusion)
  • Flutter
    (Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm that occurs in the atria of the heart)
  • Heart and vessel imaging
  • Heart attack / Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  • Heart failure
  • Heart surgery
  • Heart valve disease
  • High blood pressure / Hypertension (HTN)
  • Intravascular ultrasound
    (Is a medical imaging test that uses sound waves to see inside blood vessels and aids in the evaluation of the coronary arteries that supply the heart)
  • Ischaemic heart disease
    (Is a condition that affects the supply of blood to the heart)
  • Lung disease
  • Mapping of electrical pathways in the heart
  • Pacemaker insertion / replacement (including biventricular)
  • Peripheral artery disease / Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Pulmonary embolism
    (A Pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the lungs)
  • Pulmonary hypertension
    (Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure that occurs in the arteries in the lungs)
  • Stress echocardiography
    (A procedure that determines how well your heart and blood vessels are working during exercise (under stress)
  • Trans oesophageal echocardiography (TOE)
    (Is an ultrasound that makes detailed pictures of your heart and the arteries that lead to and from it - may require anaesthetic)
  • Trans thoracic echocardiography (TTE)
    (Is a scan that uses ultrasound to take pictures of the internal parts of the heart - may require anaesthetic)
  • Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIA)
    (A Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) is like a stroke, producing similar symptoms, but usually lasting only a few minutes and causing no permanent damage)
  • Valve surgery
  • Ventricular tachycardia
    (Is a pulse heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute, with at least three irregular heartbeats in a row)
  • Wolfe Parkinson White syndrome
    (Is a condition in which there is an extra electrical pathway of the heart. (WPW) syndrome is one of the most common causes of fast heart rate problems in infants and children)
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Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical Specialties and Services