Sydney Heart Team

Since 2009, the Sydney Heart Team has been successfully treating some of the country’s most challenging heart patients, returning them to an excellent quality of life.

Since 2009, the Sydney Heart Team has been successfully treating some of the country’s most challenging heart patients, returning them to an excellent quality of life. Operating initially at RPA Hospital and now also at Macquarie University Hospital, our results are outstanding, including world firsts in minimally invasive treatment of heart disease including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) and off-pump heart surgery.

Who we help

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WOMAN WHO SLEPT UPRIGHT HAS HER LIFE TRANSFORMED

This patient is a 72-year-old woman who was profoundly short of breath. She couldn’t walk more than 10 metres without becoming exhausted and had to sleep upright at night, if she could sleep at all.

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TAVI AND 18 HOLES OF GOLF – 5 DAYS LATER

This is a patient case about an 81-year-old man with a severely narrowed aortic valve, or what we call the aortic stenosis, which is severe narrowing of the heart valve that takes all the blood out of the heart.

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WORLD FIRST KEYHOLE SURGERY

Sometimes we’re asked to do extraordinary or unprecedented things, and the case of Chris, a young 30-year-old man who was born with a complex congenital heart disease, is a good example.

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HYBRID OFF-PUMP BYPASS AND KEYHOLE AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT

Joseph is a 92-year-old man who was critically unwell. He had two completely blocked arteries to the heart that could not be treated by keyhole technique (angioplasty). He also had a severely narrowed aortic valve and needed a new aortic valve.

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Where we work

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ROYAL PRINCE ALFRED HOSPITAL

ROYAL PRINCE ALFRED HOSPITAL

The Sydney Heart Team began its work as an interdisciplinary structural heart team at the RPA in 2009 and continues to have amongst the highest procedural volumes in the southern hemisphere.

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MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

The Sydney Heart Team also consults and operates at Macquarie University Hospital. Through the hospital’s Heart Care Centre, the team is developing a cutting edge program, especially in TAVI and minimally invasive treatment of heart disease.