Cardiac Services

Flinders Private Hospital is at the forefront of innovative cardiac care in South Australia. Being co-located with Flinders Medical Centre (FMC), Adelaide’s largest tertiary hospital in the southern region, our cardiac facilities continue to undertake the majority of interventional life-saving procedures in the south.

Yet it’s not just the number and complexity of surgeries that make us the heart of cardiac care - the equipment and technology are world class. Our Cardiologists performed the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implant (TAVI) using a balloon expandable valve in the Asia-Pacific Region.

We perform a high number of comprehensive cardiac procedures thanks to more than 20 cardiologists and four cardiothoracic surgeons treating their patients here. We provide integrated cardiology care incorporating diagnostic, therapeutic and procedural services in our three leading edge Angiography labs and two state of the art dedicated cardiothoracic operating theatres. All our cardiac services are supported by our coronary care unit and 10 bed critical care unit.

Our cardiac service includes:

  • 24/7 Cardiac Emergency Centre (no referral required)
  • 24/7 access to leading Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialists
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Cardiac Surgical Unit
  • Cardiac rehabilitation programs
  • Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (fast track appointments to see a Cardiologist)

Expect better when you’re with us. Co-located with Flinders Medical Centre and conveniently close to the Southern Expressway, most patients enjoy the privacy of a single room. You truly are our focus. It's safe to say that you, the patient, are at the heart of everything we do.

If your GP has recommended more complex cardiac care, ask for a referral to one of the state’s leading specialists at Flinders Private Hospital, the heart of cardiac care in South Australia.

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We have a dedicated team of cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, nurses, educators and allied health professionals, with a wealth of experience, who provide outstanding levels of care.


Flinders Private Hospital provides an emergency service for all cardiac related symptoms via our Cardiac Emergency Centre 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is available to all our private patients and the ambulance can transfer you directly through to our CEC via the front entrance of Flinders Private Hospital or via the Flinders Medical Centre Emergency Department.

Cardiac Emergency Centre Provides:

  • Immediate assessment and diagnosis
  • 24/7 Cardiologist on call
  • 24/7 Cardiac Medical Officer rostered on-site
  • 24/7 Acute intervention, including angiography and angioplasty
  • No referral required

The Cardiac Emergency Centre is available to assess symptoms including:

  • Chest pain
  • Tightness
  • Palpitations
  • Pressure
  • Squeezing
  • Shortness of breath

If you are experiencing these symptoms please call triple zero (000) for an ambulance and ask for Flinders Private Hospital, Cardiac Emergency Centre.

For any Emergency CEC enquiries, please phone 08 8275 3347.

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Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC) for private and public patients who require a Specialist appointment within two weeks.

The RACPC provides a fast cardiological assessment service for patients with new chest pain. The objective is to minimise waiting times for assessment and reduce the risk of cardiac morbidity and mortality. Private patients with acute chest pain or other associated symptoms suggestive of a heart attack or acute coronary syndrome should attend the Flinders Private Hospital Cardiac Emergency Centre.

The RACPC service includes:

  • Assessment and diagnosis by a Cardiologist
  • Echocardiogram and Stress Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Exercise stress tests
  • Chest x-ray
  • Cardiac blood tests
  • Patients require a Doctor’s referral

For any Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic enquiries or to make a booking, please phone 08 8275 3347.

Cardiac Procedures and Services

Flinders Private Hospital has three angiography suites which provide acute interventional and electrophysiological cardiac procedures for both public and private patients, working collaboratively with Flinders Medical Centre. This unique relationship provides a service boasting state-of-the-art facilities and equipment with a team of Specialists who are internationally renowned for their ground breaking research and expertise in cardiac care.

The services we provide include:

  • Automatic Defibrillator Implantation
  • Cardiac Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation and Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Rotablation and Stenting
  • Electrophysiological Studies
  • Myocardial biopsy
  • Pacemakers
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Right Heart Catheterisation (RHC)
  • Three-Dimensional Mapping of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • Valvuloplasty

Our conveniently located Cardiac Emergency Centre is ready to accept all private patients with any acute chest pain or cardiac related conditions with a Cardiologist on call 24/7. If required, the easy access to an angiography suite ensures no time is wasted in getting the acute interventional care our patients might need.

Flinders Private Hospital has two cardiothoracic operating theatres which provides surgical management of a variety of different cardiovascular and thoracic conditions including:

  • Adult congenital heart conditions
  • Benign and malignant lung and other chest disease
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Valvular disease (both valve replacement and valve repair)

Flinders Private Hospital works collaboratively with the public hospital, Flinders Medical Centre and we perform both cardiac and thoracic procedures for public and private patients in our theatres.

All cardiothoracic surgery procedures are performed at Flinders Private Hospital including:

  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Mitral Valve Repair or Replacement
  • Video Assisted Thoracotomy

Flinders Private Hospital has a six bed Coronary Care Unit. Each private room is equipped with the latest technology in cardiac monitoring.

Dedicated cardiac nursing staff work with our Cardiologists to provide the highest level of cardiac care. The team will assist your Cardiologist with procedures including:

  • Cardioversion
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Thoracic interventions
  • Transoesphagoeal Echocardiogram
  • Computed Tomography Coronary Angiogram (CTCA)

Our Cardiac Surgical Ward has 30 private rooms with ensuites and are equipped with telemetry monitoring systems which provide 24 hour cardiac monitoring for our patients whilst allowing them to move around freely in their rooms.

Our cardiac rehabilitation program is available to our patients living with cardiovascular disease and its effects. It is designed for patients to learn more about their heart and exercise in a friendly and supportive environment. The program, conducted by our professional cardiac rehabilitation team, focuses on identifying and modifying risk factors for heart disease, including specific diet and exercise advice.

The program consists of 6 x 2 hour sessions and our professional teams include:

  • Cardiologist
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinators
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Diabetic Educator
  • Dieticians
  • Physiotherapists

For further information or to book into this program, please contact Flinders Private Hospital on 08 8275 3379 and ask for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator.

Most private health insurance funds currently cover the cost of this program.

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