St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne Blog-

Should you be eating a low or high carbohydrate diet?

What's the latest? Low carbohydrate, high fat diets have recently re-emerged (having last been popular in the 1970’s), and have caught the attention of some members of the scientific community and the public. What is a low carbohydrate diet? In research, some have used ‘Very Low Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diets’ (VLCKD) [...]

2019-03-05T00:23:24+00:00Hospital News|

25 Years of Open Heart Surgery

Cardiac surgery commenced at St Vincent’s in August 1993 and has continued steadily over the past 25 years. The vision to plan and implement cardiac surgery began in the early 90’s with the then CEO Mr Antolovich, Medical Director John Clareborough and Cardiothoracic surgeon Mr Tony Wilson. The first cardiac [...]

2019-03-05T00:23:36+00:00Cardiology, Hospital News|


While preparing to celebrate Christmas with family, Marion went to bed on Christmas eve with the feeling she wasn’t breathing properly. After a few hours with no improvement and trying all of her usual solutions, including asthma medications and anxiety assistance, the issue kept getting worse. She soon called an [...]

2019-03-05T00:23:49+00:00Hospital News|

Four tips on taking care of your feet

Your feet are a hugely important part of your body but it’s easy to forget to look after them. We asked orthopaedic surgeon Mr Harvinder Bedi for his tips on caring for your hard-working feet. Match your footwear to your activity When you’re playing sport or training, it’s vital to [...]


How Yoga can help reduce pain

Breath, concentration and mindful movement. These are the foundations of physical yoga practice. They are also some of the most effective ways to manage pain, naturally. Yoga, as an ancient tradition and in its many forms, has been a way of life for millions of people throughout centuries. It builds [...]


What is Interventional Radiology?

When it comes to cardiovascular disease, the earlier the treatment the greater the long term results. Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death and disability in Australia. Interventional radiologist Dr John Vrazas says cardiovascular disease can be now be treated earlier than ever using minimally invasive, image [...]

2019-03-05T00:24:23+00:00Cardiology, Hospital News|

Tackling the spectre of preterm labour

Around one in ten pregnant women will go into preterm or early labour before 37 weeks’ of pregnancy. Many of these will be first time mums. For an obstetrician, preterm labour is a confounding problem. For parents, it’s a scary and unpredictable prospect. A/Prof Megan Di Quinzio is leading the [...]