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Cardiac services

The latest in cardiac technology, industry-leading procedures and on-site rehabilitation ensures a comprehensive program of cardiac care.

Problems with the heart and circulatory system are the most common forms of serious illness in Australia. Mater Private Hospital Townsville provides a comprehensive range of cardiac and cardiothoracic services including angiography, rhythm correction, pacemakers and repair of heart vessels and valves.

Mater Private Hospital Townsville is the largest private cardiac facility north of Brisbane. Our experienced team perform more than 300 heart surgeries each year.

We manage our patients from initial presentation and diagnosis, through to treatment and recovery.  Depending on your Doctor's recommendation, rehabilitation is undertaken as either an inpatient or outpatient.

Our cardiac service is made up of a multidisciplinary team, including Cardiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Radiologists, Radiographers, Nurses and Allied Health.

Our Cardiac Catheter Laboratory is a clinical speciality area that undertakes a range of interventional and diagnostic cardiac procedures for the treament of cardiac and vascular disease. 

Procedures include:

  • Transluminal balloon angioplasty

  • Digital subtraction angiography

  • Transluminal stent insertion

  • Endoluminal graft insertion 

  • Embolisation

  • Vascular access

  • Nephrostomy

  • Biliary stent

  • Fistulagram

  • Thrombosis

  • IVC filter insertion/retrieval

  • Fractional flow reserve

  • Cardiac rhythm management

  • Pacemaker Insertion - AICD(defib)
    and biventricular

  • Drug eluting balloon insertion

Our dedicated team of staff provides high quality care to patients in the unit, which is the only private Angiography Department in regional Queensland that provides such an extensive range of procedures.

The lab has two Angiography Suites - one dedicated to cardiac investigations and intervention, and the other to vascular and electro-physiology investigation and intervention.

Contact details:

Mater Private Hospital Townsville 
25 Fullham Road, Pimlico 
(07) 4727 4181

Cardiothoracic surgery is used to treat diseases and injuries affecting the heart, chest and lungs, including conditions such as coronary artery disease, lung cancer and thoracic disorders.

We offer a calming environment for you and your loved ones, and provide the information and support you need every step of the way.

Furthermore, our experienced and trained caregivers use the latest technology to ensure you receive the highest standard of care.

Preparing for your surgery

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Our CTU is a specialised unit providing diagnostic and surgical management of patients with cardiac (heart) and pulmonary (lung) disease.

CTU assits in the following health areas:

  • Cardiac investigations
  • Acute and chronic heart failure
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Thoracic surgery

CTU is equipped with the latest technology and patients who come under our care will have experienced and passionate staff providing outstanding patient-centred care. 

Contact details 

Mater Private Hospital Townsville 
25 Fullham Road, Pimlico 
(07) 4727 4080

CCU provides a dedicated patient area for people with acute cardiac conditions, as well as those recovering from cardiac intervention.

The Coronary Care Unit assists in the following health areas:

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Cardiac investigations
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Temporary and permanent cardiac pacing
  • Interventional electrophysiology
  • Acute and chronic heart failure.

CCU boasts the latest technology, including extensive bedside monitoring systems, mobile echocardiograms, a pacemaker programmer, and temporary pacemakers.

Coupled with highly experienced and passionate staff, CCU provides outstanding patient-centred care. 

Contact details 

Mater Private Hospital Townsville 
25 Fullham Road, Pimlico 
(07) 4727 4686

Cardiac rehabilitation describes all measures used to help people with heart disease return to an active and satisfying life.

There are three phases of cardiac rehabilitation, all of which aim to aid the recovery of a person following a cardiac event, and to prevent the occurrence of further events.

These phases are:

Phase 1 Inpatient Mobilisation and education
Phase 2 Outpatient Education and exercise session
Phase 3 Outpatient Lifestyle Program - Ongoing exercise and education


The Cardio Gym is located at the Mater Private Hospital Townsville Rehabilitation Unit on the ground floor of the Pimlico Campus, where various exercise programs are scheduled daily. 

Referral to Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation should be available to anyone who has had an acute myocardial infarction, cardiac surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, valve surgery), coronary angioplasty/stent or other cardiovascular disease.

The exercise component is delivered in collaboration with James Cook University Exercise Physiology, which is a student-led facility providing opportunities for students to work and learn in an integrated health care environment, whilst focusing on patient-centred care. Participants can expect to receive the highest quality of care that will assist them in managing their medical conditions in a safe, caring and friendly environment.

Phase 3 is also called the Lifestyle Program and is open to anyone - it does not require a referral.

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Any medication that you normally carry with you
  • Blood monitoring equipment if a diabetic
  • Reading glasses if required
  • A list of current medications
  • Towels will be supplied for your convenience

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To find out more information, please contact:

Contact details 

Mater Private Hospital Townsville 
25 Fullham Road, Pimlico 
(07) 4727 4650

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