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Buderim Private Hospital unveils cutting-edge cardiac theatre


Featuring the latest and most advanced interventional imaging technology, Buderim Private Hospital’s new Cardiac Catheter Theatre is now operating.

The new $2 million Cardiac Catheter Theatre which is used for diagnostic and interventional heart procedures, is home to state-of-the-art technology installed for the first time in Australia right here on the Sunshine Coast.

New Cardiac Catheter Theatre at BPH Known as the ‘ARTIS icono ceiling with Xpand’, the Siemens Healthineers technology selected for the theatre is designed to provide greater precision and mechanical flexibility, making for a more seamless operating environment for our interventional cardiologists and cardiac theatre team.

For patients, it’s all about delivering improved outcomes through innovation and technology.

Buderim Private Hospital General Manager, Shane Mitchell, said the first cases will commence in the new theatre in April 2024.

“We are proud to promote improved patient outcomes with the opening of our new interventional cardiac theatre which gives our patients and specialists access to some of the most advanced technology in the country,” Shane said.

“With improved precision and flexibility, the Icono Xpand allows for greater patient coverage and delivers faster and more precise 3D imaging with reduced radiation to help safeguard our patients and teams.

“We are very excited about this new advancement for Buderim Private Hospital and look forward to welcoming our first patients through the theatre in April 2024,” he said.

About the Cardiac Catheter Theatre

Cardiac Catheter Theatres, sometimes know as a ‘Cath lab’, are designed for minimally invasive tests and procedures to diagnose and treat a range of cardiovascular disease using real-time imaging.

Interventional cardiology involves cardiac catheterisation – the insertion of a small tube through an artery up into the heart to repair valves, insert stents and more. It is used to treat heart conditions such as congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, structural heart disease and vascular disease. Common interventional procedures provided at Buderim Private Hospital include coronary angioplasty and insertion of devices such as Pacemaker.

Our services are supported by highly qualified specialist cardiologists and electrophysiologists, an intensivist service, and specially trained nursing staff. Our cardiac team work in collaboration with our Critical Care service including Intensive Care.

Visit our cardiac services page for more information about cardiac care at Buderim Private Hospital.

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