Structural Heart Disease Program

Structural Heart Disease Program

Our advanced structural heart disease program is led by expert cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and imaging specialists, who work collaboratively to provide comprehensive, leading-edge care. The Wesley Hospital is a nationally accredited TAVR / TAVI hospital – as well as being a training, clinical trial and research centre – offering patients access to cutting-edge technology after careful consideration with the patient and treating team.

Referrals

The Wesley Hospital Structural Heart Program Co-ordinator
Lynne Smith
0429 148 772
Lynnette.smith@uchealth.com.au

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement / implantation

    TAVR/TAVI

    TAVR/TAVI

    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement / implantation (TAVR / TAVI) is a relatively recent technique to treat aortic valve disease. TAVR/TAVI is an innovative, minimally invasive option for high-risk patients that has been carried out in more than 200,000 patients around the world.

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  • Transcatheter Alcohol ablation of Septal Hypertrophy

    TASH

    TASH

    Transcatheter Alcohol ablation of Septal Hypertrophy (TASH) is a method of treating thickening of the heart muscle that can obstruct the blood flow from the heart. It involves staging a small, managed heart attack to kill off the thickened tissue, restoring blood flow.

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  • Mitraclip

    MitraClip

    MitraClip

    The MitraClip is a repairing device used to treat mitral regurgitation through a minimally invasive procedure that clips the mitral valve in the heart to prevent leakage. It can be a suitable alternative to open heart surgery for some high-risk patients.

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  • Percutaneous closure

    ASD/VSD/PFO/PDA/PVL closure

    ASD/VSD/PFO/PDA/PVL closure

    Percutaneous closure is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat heart defects such as ASD, VSD, PFO, PDA and PVL. Speak to our specialists to find out more.

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  • Our specialists

    Our specialists

    Our specialists

    Our cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons use cutting-edge technology, including TAVR/TAVI to treat aortic valve disease; MitraClip to treat mitral regurgitation; ASD / VSD / PFO closure; and TASH to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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The Wesley Hospital is one of Australia’s iconic and largest private hospitals. We offer comprehensive care and tertiary-level medical and surgical cardiac services, and through research and education we’re constantly searching for the latest in treatment techniques and processes.

For more than 20 years, we have been providing a wide range of complex and state-of-the-art cardiac procedures and treatments to patients with a range of heart-related health problems. This comprehensive service includes:

  • An arrangement with the Queensland Ambulance Service for the management of urgent heart attacks, including direct access to the Cardiac Catheter Theatre.
  • A dedicated coronary care unit.
  • Cardiac MRI.
  • Cardiac telemetry ward.
  • Cardiac post-operative ICU.
  • Cardiac catheter theatres.
  • Specialised cardiac operating theatre.

We show consideration of the whole person and not just their physical health, placing our patients and their loved ones at the heart of everything we do.


The information here is for general reference only. To understand the benefits and risks specific to your condition and overall situation, please discuss any procedure with your treating doctor.