The Electrophysiology Department has a large team of doctors, nurses, cardiac scientists and radiographers who care for those with arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythms) conditions.
We provide a large range of services for our patients, including:
- insertion of pacemakers (single chamber, dual chamber, biventricular and leadless)
- insertion of defibrillators (single chamber, dual chamber, biventricular, subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators)
- insertion of loop recorders
- insertion of left atrial appendage closure devices
- pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) cardiac device checks and follow up
- insertion of remote (home monitoring) of implantable cardiac devices
- transtelephonic/telehealth cardiac device monitoring and checks from regional Queensland hospitals.
We also perform radiofrequency ablation and cryo ablation to treat:
- ventricular tachycardia (ischaemic and idiopathic)
- atrial fibrillation
- atrial tachycardia
- atypical flutter
- atrial flutter
- a variety of supra ventricular tachycardias
View important information about your procedure in the Electrophysiology (EP) Laboratory.
How to access this service
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 for your outpatient appointment, 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 outpatient appointment.
After your hospital appointment
Your doctor may advise that you require 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
- 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
View the discharge information relating to your procedure:
Cardiac Investigations Unit
Location: Ground floor, Main Building, The Prince Charles Hospital
Phone: (07) 3139 4248
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 an outpatient clinic, view the Cardiology referral guideline.
Referral hotline: 1300 364 938