Cardiovascular Medicine

The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine (CVM) provides advanced management of elective and emergency acute and chronic heart disease conditions. The service provides hospital-wide inpatient and outpatient cardiology consultations. CVM is comprised of the Coronary Care Unit (CCU/G42), Cardiology Ward (G41), Cardiovascular Invasive Laboratory and other Cardiology services.

Diagnostic services include electrocardiogram (ECG’s), echocardiography (transthoracic, transoesophageal and stress), pacemaker checks, Holter monitors and exercise stress tests.

The Cardiovascular Invasive Laboratory runs normal working hours plus provides a 24-hour on call service, including a 24-hour primary angioplasty service. It provides inpatient services for angiograms, angioplasty, electrophysiology studies, pacing device implants as well as other structural heart procedures, for e.g., transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and mitralclip. The department maintains a close relationship with the department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

The department provides ongoing management of cardiac patients through the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart Failure Service.  This is a multidisciplinary team and provides assessment, education, support and counselling to cardiac and heart failure patients admitted to SCGH on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

The department has a close association with the Heart Research Institute (HRI). The institute conducts both inpatient and outpatient clinical trials.

The Heart Failure Service

The Heart Failure Service provides support, advice and education to patients and their carers during their hospital admission and following discharge home. The service works closely with the cardiac rehabilitation team, allied health and staff from the cardiology wards. The service can be contacted on the numbers below.

Tel: (08) 6457 4822
Fax: (08) 6457 6898
Hours: 08:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday
Location: G Block, 2nd floor (via Green lifts).

Cardiac Rehabilitation Team

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team aims to meet the individual needs of people who have had or are at risk of cardiac illness or event. To learn more about heart disease, how to manage health after a cardiac problem or how to decrease the risk of further heart problems, the team can be contacted on the numbers below.

Tel: (08) 6457 4302
Fax: (08) 6457 6898
Hours: 08:00 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Location: G Block, 2nd floor (via Green lifts).

Last Updated: 12/12/2022