IVUS stands for ‘IntraVascular UltraSound’ and allows accurate imaging of the walls of the coronary arteries using a miniature ultrasound probe attached to an endoscope.
The team at HeartHealth offer access to a range of complex coronary procedures to diagnose and treat heart problems. These include...
- Left main stenting
An adult medical consultation involves a meeting with a specialist doctor. At this consultation, your doctor will review your symptoms and perform an examination. He or she will also review your medical history, including any surgery you may have had, your family's medical history, your medications and any other relevant information. It is important you complete the online health questionnaire prior to your consultation.
After assessment, your doctor will create a management plan that may involve any of the following.
- Medical or physical therapy
- Recommended lifestyle changes
- Surgical options
- Alternative treatments
Your opinion and feedback is of the utmost importance in this process.
CTO stands for 'Chronic Total Occlusion' and is where there is a total blockage of a coronary artery. A technique known as CTO PCI is a minimally invasive (keyhole surgery) technique used to treat patients with CTO.
Left main stenting is a procedure to insert a stent into the left main artery.
Pacemakers and defibrillators are fitted to correct various conditions that cause slow heartbeats, or to treat potential serious and life-threatening rhythm disturbances such as cardiac arrest, or to improve the symptoms of heart failure. These include...
- Traditional pacemakers and defibrillators
- Biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators
- Leadless pacemakers
- Subcutaneous defibrillators
A pacemaker is an implantable device that regulates the heartbeat. The latest development in pacemaker technology is the leadless pacemaker which is attached directly to the wall of the heart and delivers small electrical impulses to control the heartbeat. A keyhole approach is used during implantation. This means no chest wall surgical scarring and no need for a 'surgical pocket' under the skin on the chest.
A defibrillator is an implantable device designed to restart the heart and is used for patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. The subcutaneous defibrillator is a new development in these devices, which allows a less invasive implant procedure and removes the need for leads to be inserted into the heart and surrounding veins.
An adjunct to 'diagnostic electrophysiology studies' (EPS), interventional electrophysiology describes those corrective procedures that can be performed during an electrophysiology assessment. Interventional electrophysiology services offered include...
- Radiofrequency ablation
This is a keyhole interventional procedure that uses cauterization to treat rhythm disorders such as supraventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation.
This is a keyhole interventional procedure that uses cryotherapy to treat rhythm disorders such as supraventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation.
Also referred to as Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or simply 'TAVR', keyhole valve surgery is a minimally invasive procedure to replace the heart valves without the need for open heart surgery.
Often following a weight loss program can reduce or even eliminate certain conditions and / or symptoms. At HeartHealth we offer a range of weight loss programs to suit people with a number of different heart and cardiovascular conditions. Contact us for further details.