About our service
St. Vincent’s Private Hospital offers a complete Cardiac service for our patients. We offer comprehensive diagnostic investigation including CT coronary angiography and cardiac MRI as well as minimally invasive therapeutic procedures including Complex PCI (stent implantation), simple and complex cardiac device implantation and electrophysiological assessment and ablation.
Our extensive cardiology service is one of the most modern in the country, offering fully-equipped ward rooms, a cardiac catheterisation laboratory with an adjacent Cardiac Day Unit, and a comprehensive Cardiology Outpatient Department. Our facilities are fully equipped to provide the technical knowledge needed to undertake advanced cardiac procedures.
Our team of Consultant Cardiologists, Cardiology CNS’s, Cardiac Physiologists and technicians work as a team in providing you unparalleled care in modern surroundings.
Our Cardiologists work closely with our Consultant Thoracic Radiologists. Modern, high-quality imaging gives us the best chance of identifying any issues early, thus allowing us to develop a treatment plan where required, to get you back on your feet quickly.
As we all know, prevention is better than cure and our Cardiologists have expertise in the identification and assessment of patients at risk of cardiac disease, formulating an holistic management plan to reduce the chance of future adverse events.
We can treat all cardiac conditions, including:
- Arrhythmia (abnormal heart beat)
- Heart failure
- Valve disease including aortic stenosis
- Congenital heart disease
- Hypertension (High blood pressure)
- Syncope (blackouts)
What we have to offer
Outpatient diagnostics services
Results and next steps
Should any follow up or treatment be required, your consultant will discuss this with you when giving you your diagnostic results. If medical treatment (medications etc.), or a minimally invasive procedure (such as stents or angiogram) is required, your consultant will discuss these with you and have scheduling arrange a suitable date for your procedure in our Cathorisation Lab (Cath Lab).
If a more invasive surgical intervention is clinically indicated, your consultant will discuss options with you and suggest a suitable Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon who can carry out these procedures.
Cath Lab Service
The Cath lab and Cardiac Day Unit are situated on the second floor of St. Vincent's Private Hospital.
A Cath lab is a specially designed procedural area where invasive and non-invasive procedures regarding the heart and circulatory system take place.
Our experienced multidisciplinary team including consultant cardiologists, Nurses, Cardiac Physiologists, Clinical Specialist Radiographer, healthcare assistant and admin support ensure that our patients receive the most comprehensive and up to date range of diagnostic and treatment options tailored to their specific needs.
The consultant cardiologist’s secretary will send you details regarding your appointment.
On arrival to the hospital, you will first present to the admissions department situated at the entrance of the hospital and you will then be directed to the Cardiac Day Unit.
On admission to the cardiac day unit, you will be greeted by your nurse who will ask you some questions regarding your symptoms and medical history. She will check your vital signs (temperature, blood pressure & pulse), weight and height. An Electrocardiogram will also be performed in the cardiology department. It is important that you bring a list of your medications on the day. Procedural education will be provided by your nurse throughout your stay.
The doctor will sign a consent form with you before you have your procedure.
What we have to offer
Cath Lab Services
Non-invasive diagnostic procedures
All non-invasive procedures are performed in the Cardiology Outpatient Department and require referral by a doctor.
Monday to Friday 08.00 - 16.30
Cardiac Cath Lab
Patients referred to the Cardiac Cath Lab will be admitted under the care of a consultant cardiologist, who will perform any invasive diagnostic or interventional procedures.