History

Pioneers in cardiovascular medicine for over 30 years

Queensland Cardiovascular Group (GCG) is the largest provider of high quality, holistic cardiology care in Queensland, with a proud history of serving patients for over 30 years. QCG was established in 1993 with the vision of providing comprehensive investigative cardiac services and state-of-the-art treatment options to patients throughout Queensland.
Since then, QCG has pioneered and set the benchmark for group cardiology services in Queensland, proudly remaining an independent, patient orientated practice focussed on excellence in cardiovascular care.

The longest established independent group of cardiologists in Queensland.

We established the first private electrophysiology (heart rhythm) service in Queensland, and one of the first in Australia. We were the first in the private sector to offer pacemaker implants and defibrillator implants. In association with our preferred hospitals, we have equipment that’s not available to any other hospital in the southern hemisphere, assisting us to provide unique services to patients and lead the way in cardiac management.

Our History of "Firsts"

Here are some of the milestones that we’ve celebrated over the years.

  • The first Private Electrophysiology service in Queensland
  • The first Pacemaker implantation in private hospitals in Queensland
  • The first transvenous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) insertion in private hospitals in Queensland
  • The first Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) insertion in private hospitals in Queensland
  • The first Radiofrequency (RF) ablation for Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) in private hospitals in Queensland
  • The second dual chamber Medtronic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) implanted in the world.
  • The first Radiofrequency (RF) ablation for Atrial Flutter (AFL) in private hospitals in Queensland
  • The first Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) device implanted in Queensland
  • The first Subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD) implantation in a private hospital in Queensland
  • The only Laser Extraction system for removal of chronically implanted pacing and defibrillator leads in private hospitals in Queensland.
  • The first Convergent Ablation Procedure for persistent Atrial Fibrillation in Eastern Australia.
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