Cardiac services

Problems with the heart and circulatory system are the most common forms of serious illness in Australia. Epworth Geelong provides a comprehensive range of cardiac and cardiothoracic services. We care for our patients from initial presentation through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and rehabilitation, if required. Support and education is provided upon discharge.

Cardiac services and conditions treated:

  • aneurysm
  • angina
  • atrial fibrillation
  • cardiac arrest
  • coronary artery spasm
  • coronary heart disease
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • familial hypercholesterolaemia (high cholesterol)
  • heart attack
  • heart failure
  • high blood pressure
  • palpitations
  • rehabilitation

Catheter Laboratories

Epworth Geelong has two catheter laboratories, providing high quality diagnostic and interventional facilities for the treatment of cardiac and vascular diseases.

Catheter services and conditions treated:

  • transluminal balloon angioplasty
  • digital subtraction angiography
  • transluminal stent insertion
  • endoluminal graft insertion
  • embolisation
  • vascular access
  • nephrostomy
  • biliary stent
  • fistulagram
  • thrombosis
  • IVC filter insertion/retrieval
  • IVUS-Intravascular ultrasound
  • fractional flow reserve
  • valvuloplasty
  • cardiac rhythm management
  • pacemaker Insertion – AICD (defib) and biventricular
  • sirtex – injection of radioactive beads for the treatment of carcinoma
  • chemoembolism
  • drug eluting balloon insertion