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Hollywood Private Hospital celebrates cardiac milestone during National Heart Week

May 10, 2024

Hollywood Private Hospital has celebrated a milestone 1,000th cardiac surgery, less than four years since the opening of its multi-million-dollar, purpose-built cardiac theatre.

Cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr Pragnesh Joshi performed Hollywood’s first cardiac surgery, a beating heart bypass surgery in 2020, and this week performed the 1,000th procedure, a mitral valve repair. He credits the quality facilities and people involved for achieving this milestone. 

We achieved this milestone faster than we thought. This was possible due to the great team at Hollywood, especially the nursing and perioperative staff, who take immense pride in what they do and provide the highest levels of clinical care,” Dr Joshi said.

Right from the start the hospital has invested in establishing resources including a well-equipped ICU, dedicated cardiothoracic ward, cardiology and pre and post operative rehabilitation units. Hollywood Private Hospital has the most advanced heart lung machine in the country.

Other than transplants, we’ve performed all types of routine and high end complex cardiac and thoracic surgeries as part of our first 1,000 cases at Hollywood.”

Dr Joshi said the team is working hard to improve heart health treatment for future generations.  

This is one of the only centres in the Asia-Pacific region for training of advanced atrial fibrillation ablation surgeries. A team is also in the process of starting the first endoscopic vein harvest in WA.”

The 1,000th procedure comes during Heart Week, Australia’s national heart health awareness week.

More than 4 million Australians live with heart disease and Hollywood, Australia’s largest private hospital, is on a mission to offer the right facilities, technology, programs and experts to help West Australians receive the best possible cardiac care.

Hollywood Private Hospital CEO, Andrew Tome, said in recent years the hospital had invested heavily to become a leading, comprehensive heart health facility.

We have bought together a team of world-class experts and state-of-the-art facilities and technology to provide exceptional cardiac services under one roof,” Mr Tome said.

In recent years we’ve opened out new Emergency Department, as well as our purpose-built cardiac suite, allowing patients with cardiac symptoms to present to our hospital and be well taken care of for the duration of their cardiac care journey.  

Reaching this significant milestone in just a few short years is a testament to the terrific team we have here, all determined to improve the heart health of West Australians.”

Hollywood Private Hospital offers four cardiac catheter labs featuring some of the most advanced medical imaging technologies in Australia, 24/7 interventional cardiology services, around the clock referral to cardiothoracic surgeons, a 24-hour Acute Chest Pain Service as well as on site coronary care and intensive care units. 

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