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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 prides itself on providing a comprehensive range of cardiac and cardiothoracic services including angiography, rhythm correction, pacemakers and repair of heart vessels and valves.

Mater is the largerst Private Cardiac facility north of Brisbane. Our experienced team peform over 300 heart surgeries per year.

We manage our patients from initial presentation, diagnosis, treatment and recovery.  Depending on your Doctors 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:

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 provide 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 boasts two angiography suites - one dedicated to cardiac investigations and intervention, and the other to vascular and electro-physiology investigation and intervention.


Phone (07) 4727 4181
Fax (07) 4727 4172

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 all the information and support you need every step of the way.

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

Preparing for your surgery

For information regarding your upcoming surgery please click here.

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. 


Phone: (07) 4727 4080
Fax: (07) 4727 4067

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 very experienced and passionate staff, CCU provides outstanding patient centred care. 


Phone: (07) 4727 4686
Fax: (07) 4727 4067

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 Townsville Rehabilitation Unit on the ground floor of the Mater Hospital, Pimlico 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 JCU 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 as it doesn't 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 by the Mater for your convenience.

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To find out more information please contact:

Cardiac Rehabilitation Administration
Phone: (07) 4727 4650

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