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Ashford Hospital | Cardiac and Chest Pain Unit.

Jun 25, 2019 | Reading Time: 2 minutes


Ashford Hospital has a long history in cardiac care.  In 1991, they became South Australia’s first private hospital to perform cardiac bypass surgery.  They remain at the forefront of cardiac care.

A large part of the hospital is devoted to patients with cardiac conditions.  Ashford Hospital is well equipped with a dedicated cardiac operating theatre, two angiography suites and the highest level of private critical care available in South Australia.

Ashford Hospital’s cardiac service includes a 24/7 Chest Pain Unit available to assess any acute chest pain or cardiac related symptoms 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

The Chest Pain Unit is available to assess symptoms including:

  • Chest pain or Tightness
  • Jaw pain or arm pain or tingling
  • Palpitations
  • Pressure OR Shortness of breath

No referral for treatment is required.  If you are experiencing these symptoms call 000 for an ambulance and ask for Ashford Hospital.

Ashford Hospital’s cardiac patients are cared for by an experienced multi-disciplinary team in dedicated cardiac wards.  The wards are specifically designed to provide highly specialised care to patients with acute cardiac illnesses or who are suspected to have heart problems.

The service is supported by the hospital’s Critical Care Unit and 24/7 on-site medical cover, providing the highest level of critical care.

Patients also benefit from Ashford Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program which focuses on identifying and modifying risk factors for heart disease, including specific diet and exercise advice.

Ashford Hospital has two state of the art Angiography suites.  The services they provide include:

Ashford Hospital’s highly skilled team is able to provide all cardiothoracic surgery procedures including:

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

If you are in need of cardiac care, Ashford Hospital has the experience and expertise, and they would love to care for you

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