Cardiology is the study and treatment of heart disorders. It involves treating all areas related to the heart and arteries, including tests, angioplasty and heart surgery.
Cardiac services are provided 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The hospital prides itself on providing a Cardiac Centre of Excellence unparalleled in the South Australian private sector, there when you need it – 24 hours a day.
The cardiac unit has 37 private beds with telemetry capability and 9 acute private coronary care beds with central monitoring to the nurses station. Our unit cares for patients who have had cardiac surgery, angiography and chest pain. In addition we offer a direct admission service for patients (Cardiac Direct) who require direct access to one of our beds under the care of their own cardiologist or the on call cardiologist.
We have a dedicated group of nurses who have specialty cardiac training.
In the event of an emergency such as chest pain, patients can access the Wakefield Emergency Department who will arrange for specialist treatment and admission as required.
Cardiology services at Calvary Wakefield Hospital include:
- Cardiac Direct
- Cardiac Unit
- Cardio Thoracic Surgery
- Cardiovascular Angiography Unit
- Chest Pain Clinic (via Wakefield Emergency)
- Electrocardiogram Test
- Exercise Stress Echocardiogram
- Exercise Tolerance Test
Cardiovascular Angiography Unit
The Angiography Unit at Calvary Wakefield Hospital provides Angiography services to our patients utilising state of the art equipment and highly skilled staff. We provide Emergency Services to patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day who require urgent procedures both through our Emergency Department via the STEMI protocol and for patients within the hospital. Our specialties include Angiography and Angioplasty, Electrophysiology and Neuroradiology.
- Angiograms are tests performed by our team of cardiologists. They provide detailed images of the coronary structure, and help our team deliver a faster and more accurate diagnosis. Angiograms are performed as part of the treatment for heart disease and heart attacks, and are carried out in our Cardiovascular Angiography Unit.
- Angioplasty is used to treat blocked arteries. A catheter with a small balloon on the end is placed into the blocked area. The balloon is then inflated to open the blocked vessel. A stent (a small metal device that acts like a scaffold) is then used to hold the artery open.
Referral by ambulance, GP, Wakefield Emergency, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider
Calvary Wakefield Hospital, Level 1, 270 Wakefield Street, Adelaide
Cardiac Direct 08 8405 3542
Wakefield Emergency 08 8405 3440