Cardiology

(heart disease)

We provide a range of treatment and care services for people with heart problems.

Our services

We offer non-invasive and invasive diagnostic and therapeutic services including:

  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory
  • Electrophysiology and pacing
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise testing
  • Heart Support Service (Cardiology and Internal Medicine and Aged Care) includes heart failure clinics and exercise training
  • Cardiac MRI and CT (performed in the Department of Medical Imaging)
  • Contribute to the Indigenous Cardiac Outreach Program.

Our team of cardiologists diagnose and treat many heart conditions including:

  • coronary artery disease
  • arrhythmias
  • heart failure
  • syncope
  • genetic heart disease including sudden death in the young
  • cardiomyopathies
  • cardiac obstetrics
  • valvular heart disease
  • infective endocarditis
  • cardiac-oncology.

Full list of services

How to access this service

GP or medical practitioner referral

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital. If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

Inpatient referral

You can also access this service when you are staying in hospital or if you have been referred by a hospital clinician.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient:
Cardiology referral guideline

GP and Specialist Hotline:
1300 364 938

Health professionals:
More information

After your hospital appointment

Your doctor may advise that you require a test or a procedure. If this is the case you will be placed on a waiting list and may need to attend the Pre-Admission or Anaesthetic Clinic before your procedure.

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
  • Something to read or do while you wait
  • An adult carer to support you and take you home
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
  • A jacket or cardigan in case you get cold
  • Comfortable footwear if you’re having a stress test
  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you

Clinics

Dr James Mayne Building

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Contact us

Cardiology Outpatient Clinic
Location: Level 3, Dr James Mayne Building
Phone: (07) 3646 7200 or
(07) 3646 7632
Fax: (07) 3646 1551
Email:
Open: Monday – Thursday 0730 – 1700 Friday – 0730 - 1630
Outpatient hours: Monday – Thursday 0730 – 1700 Friday – 0730 - 1630

Cardiac Investigations Unit
Location: Location: Level 3, James Mayne Building
Phone: (07) 3646 0622
Open: 0800 - 1700

Coronary Care Unit
Location: Level 3, James Mayne Building
Phone: (07) 3646 1309 or
3646 5780

Cardiac Catheter Suite
Location: Level 3, James Mayne Building
Phone: (07) 3646 3564
Open: 0700 - 1700

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to this service, view the Cardiology referral guideline.

GP and Specialist Referral Hotline: 1300 364 938

Health professionals

Non-invasive investigative and therapeutic services include:

  • 12-lead electrocardiography
  • exercise electrocardiography
  • signal-averaged electrocardiography
  • transthoracic echocardiography (with or without contrast)
  • 24 hour ambulatory monitoring
  • stress echocardiography (exercise and pharmacological)
  • event monitoring
  • transoesophageal echocardiography
  • cardiac MRI (in collaboration with the Department of Medical Imaging)
  • cardiac CT (in collaboration with the Department of Medical Imaging)
  • electrical cardioversion
  • 24 hour blood pressure monitoring
  • tilt table testing.

Invasive investigative and therapeutic services include:

  • left and right heart catheterisation
  • diagnostic coronary angiography
  • percutaneous coronary intervention (including stenting and rotational atherectomy)
  • intravascular ultrasound, coronary pressure wires and optical coherence tomography
  • temporary and permanent pacing (including biventricular pacing)
  • implantable cardioverter defibrillators
  • electrophysiology diagnostic and ablation services (including atrial fibrillation)
  • loop monitoring
  • intra-aortic balloon pump insertion
  • balloon valvuloplasty
  • pericardiocentesis.