Mercy Heart Centre (MHC) - Interventional Cardiology
Private Surgical Service
Mercy Hospital is a not-for-profit surgical hospital committed to delivering 'exceptional care that makes a difference.' Mercy Heart Centre was established in July 2004 to provide specialist cardiac and vascular care to residents of Otago and Southland.
Our consultant cardiologists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease using angiograms and angioplasty. Our specialists work closely with highly skilled nurses and radiographers to deliver your care.
Mercy Heart Centre is an Affiliated Provider of Southern Cross Healthcare which means cost certainty and much less paperwork for Southern Cross members. All other New Zealand health insurers cover procedures performed in the centre, although individual arrangements with each insurance company are required.
These procedures are provided at our facility by the following medical specialists. For further information please seek a referral through your GP or contact your preferred specialist directly.
Procedures / Treatments
A cardiologist in a sterile operating theatre environment performs this test.… More
Angioplasty/Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), or angioplasty, is a procedure designed to reduce or remove blockages in the coronary arteries (arteries supplying the heart with oxygen).… More
Echocardiography (Cardiac Ultrasound)
A specially trained technician performs this test. It is a test that uses high frequency sound waves to generate pictures of your heart. During the test, you generally lie on your back and gel is applied to your skin to increase the conductivity of the ultrasound waves.… More
Insertion of Stents
A stent is a tube-shaped device placed in the coronary arteries, to keep the arteries open in the treatment of coronary heart disease More
application of an electric shock in order to restore normal heartbeat More
PFO Closure (closure of a hole in the heart)
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This page was last updated at 2:18PM on June 2, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Mercy Heart Centre (MHC) - Interventional Cardiology.