Heart Valve Program

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Our Heart Valve Program at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane, treats patients with all types of heart valve disease. When you are referred for treatment, it's important to have a full team of medical specialists engaged in your care. We combine the expertise of a collaborative Heart Team to optimise patient decision making with a view to maximising patient outcomes. The Heart Team includes Interventional Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Echocardiologists, Intensivists, Radiographers, Anaesthetists, General Physicians and Geriatricians.

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    What is Heart Valve Disease?

    What is Heart Valve Disease?

     Heart valve diseases are a group of conditions in which at least one of your heart’s four valves doesn’t function properly. Every patient is different - some conditions can be managed without immediate surgery whilst other conditions carry significant morbidity and even mortality. In time, you may need to have your defective heart valve(s) replaced or reconstructed. Even after reconstruction or replacement, you will need to have regular check-ups with your doctor and possibly take prescribed medicines.    

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    Our Specialists

    Our Specialists

    Our cardiologists and cardiac surgeons use the latest technology and ground-breaking procedures to ensure we are at the forefront of the treatment of cardiac disease. Procedures undertaken include Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement, Tricuspid Valve Surgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Congenital Surgery and Arrhythmia Surgery. The latest addition to the treatment of heart valve disease has been our Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implant (TAVI) program. 

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    TAVI

    TAVI

    Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI and also called TAVR) is a new minimally invasive treatment option for aortic stenosis that is suitable for patients who are too high-risk to undergo traditional surgery. St Andrew's became the first private hospital in Queensland to carry out TAVI procedures in July 2015. TAVI is an innovative minimally invasive option for high-risk patients that has been carried out in over 200,000 patients around the world.

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St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital has a long history of cardiac care and innovation. We were the first private hospital in Queensland to carry out open heart surgery in 1985 and our commitment to providing first class treatment with world class results continues today.

Our current surgical facilities include a new hybrid theatre and cardiac catheter theatres. We have all of the facilities required to ensure the best care can be provided. From our Emergency Centre and Intensive Care Unit to medical Imaging and rehabilitation, we work as a team to provide the most advanced cardiac care to our patients.

Referrals

St Andrew's TAVI Co-ordinator
Wendy Keegan

07 3834 4444 (extension 4838)
Wendy.Keegan@uchealth.com.au