Access to an interventional cardiology service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Immediate medical treatment for patients experiencing a suspected heart attack is essential. A heart attack happens when blood flow in a coronary artery to the heart muscle is blocked. This is a life-threatening situation and medical treatment is urgently needed at this time.
In this urgent situation, the facilities on the North Shore campus enable North Shore Private Hospital direct access to emergency diagnostic and treatment services around the clock. Your treatment is our first priority and, in this unique integration of acute cardiac services, all patients benefit from the collocated cardiac unit available at North Shore Private Hospital and Royal North Shore.
What is a Heart Attack?
Each year, around 54,000 Australians suffer a heart attack. This equates to one heart attack every 9 minutes. Heart Research Australia has produced this episode to help people understand what a heart attack is, learn about the warning signs, and how a heart attack is treated.