CHEST PAIN CLINIC
The Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic is conducted at Heart of Melbourne and provides a direct and timely access to expert cardiology assessment and investigation for chest pain syndromes.
The clinic review is completed by our consultant cardiologist led chest pain team. If required, we aim to perform the urgent investigations on the day or within one week of clinic review. Investigations may include:
Exercise treadmill test
CT coronary angiography
Myocardial perfusion scans
Invasive coronary angiography.
The clinic offers a quick review of referred outpatients, without a waiting list or prolonged waiting times, to expedite outpatient assessment, investigations, diagnosis, treatment, risk-factor modification and follow-up of low to intermediate risk chest pain patients.
Patients will be seen once at the Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic and, if further cardiology follow-up is required, this will be discussed with the patient and organised accordingly.
All outpatient tests in Heart of Melbourne are bulk billed. There will be no cost to the patient.
Appropriate patients for the Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic include:
Chest pain suspected to be of cardiac origin
New symptoms/recent onset of chest pain
Increasing chest pain
Change in pattern of chest pain
Chest pain of uncertain aetiology
Other chest pain of concern
Patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes (ACS) should referred to the Emergency Department for inpatient assessment, or discussed directly with the Cardiologist at 1300 122 888.
If you are a referring doctor, contact us directly to access cardiologist for any urgent advice:
Phone: 1300 122 888
Fax: 03 8080 0766