Strathfield Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Ramsay Cardiac Care services offer patients the gold standard in cardiac care, supporting you through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

From acute cardiac care to ongoing chronic cardiac conditions, our leading multidisciplinary team are here to ensure you receive the best treatment and support possible. 

Holistic Heart Care



Chronic Heart Conditions

Our multidisciplinary team of experts will help manage symptoms, medications and optimal wellness, assisting patients in regaining their independence and quality of life.



Our state-of-the-art diagnostic services and theatres at Strathfield Private enable our specialists and multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive cardiac care. Strathfield Private cardiac facilities encompass a dedicated 25 bed cardiovascular ward, cardiac catheter laboratory, hybrid theatre and Intensive Care Unit. 

Our 10 bed ICU has long standing expertise in the management of patients after major cardiac surgery and is staffed 24/7 by Intensive Care Consultants and specialised cardiac nurses. Our cardiac ward specialises in managing chest pain, heart failure and arrhythmias.

Our cardiac catheter laboratory features sophisticated automated digital medical imaging equipment and can perform the latest tests and procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias


Physiotherapy Support

Cardiac patients receive a full range of comprehensive physiotherapy services to ensure optimal surgical outcomes are achieved. Physiotherapy begins in the cardiac preadmission clinic and continues post-operatively on the first day in the ICU. Early participation in prescribed postoperative exercise programs is an integral component of our rapid recovery protocol.


The costs associated with your cardiac treatment and recovery will depend on the type of treatment you receive. It is important to understand the level of cover you have with your health insurer prior to admission as an inpatient.

Cardiac Procedures

Our leading cardiac specialists currently perform the following procedures at Strathfield Private Hospital.

Interventional Heart Procedures

This is a technique using a contrast medium to outline blood vessels. The procedure may be done in a variety of ways, depending on the indications. Examples include coronary angiography, performed in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory, by an interventional cardiologist to examine the heart for blockages; peripheral angiography, done by a vascular surgeon also performed in a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, to look for blockages in the arteries to the lower limbs and CT angiography, performed by a radiologist in the X-ray department to look at a number of different organ systems.

Stenting involves stretching a narrowed area of the artery with a small cylindrical balloon. Once the narrowing has been stretched a stent is inserted (a fine mesh cylinder usually of stainless steel) that supports that part of the artery.
From stress echo cardiograph (an ultrasound test to measure how well your heart is pumping while using a treadmill) through to sleep apnoea testing, Transthoracic Echocardiogram, Trans Oesophegeal Echocardiogram, ECG monitoring via Loop Recorders and or Holter Monitors.

A minimally invasive procedure that assesses the electrical activity and conduction pathways of the heart.

A small, battery-powered electrical impulse generator that is implanted in patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia

A medical device that uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes that contract heart muscles, to regulate the heart beat.

A medical procedure in which part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumour or other dysfunctional tissue is ablated using the heat generated from high frequency alternating current.

Structural Heart Procedures

MitraClip is a minimally invasive procedure performed through the leg vein for patients with a leaking mitral valve (mitral valve regurgitation) – offering an alternative to open heart surgery.

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was developed in the attempt to devise a less invasive, less risky approach to replacing diseased aortic valves. In TAVI, an artificial aortic valve is implanted by means of a sophisticated catheterisation procedure.

Patent Foramen Ovale and Atrial Septal Defect (hole in the heart) – Via a small incision in the groin, a cardiac catheter (a long, thin, flexible, hollow tube) is positioned into the heart. The Closure device will be deployed under Transoesophageal Echocardiogram guidance while the patient is under a General Anaesthetic. The device will provide for the heart to grow over and close the PFO/ASD

Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device is implanted at the opening of the left atrial appendage and is intended to prevent left atrial appendage blood clots from entering the patient’s blood stream and potentially causing a stroke.

Cardiac Surgical Heart Procedures

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery restores blood flow to the heart muscle by adding a graft (vein or artery) to bypass the blocked area. The procedure may be done with the help of the heart-lung machine, or without ("off-pump") depending on the patient's circumstances and the surgeon's approach.

This is an operation to repair or replace one of the four valves inside the heart. Sometimes these valves may become narrowed, causing obstruction to blood flow, or the valve may leak causing the blood to flow backwards within the heart which affects the efficiency of the heart's function.