To make an appointment, contact our office on 1300 122 888.
Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes early for your appointment to complete any paperwork or ECG if required.
Please bring your medicare card, referral letter, medication list, and any other relevant information or papers.
Automated SMS reminders are sent 48 hours prior to the appointment for confirmation. Please advise us if you wish not to receive any text messages.
Cancelling an appointment
Please contact us at 24 to 48 hours ahead if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment so that the slot can be offered to another patient. An alternative appointment would be organised at a more convenient time if required.
Results and Doctor Communication
Results and letters to the referring doctors are sent electronically within 24-48 hours. Most communication including stress test results are available on the same day and hard copies can be provided on request.
All our tests are bulk billed, except 24 hours blood pressure monitoring for which a small charge may be applicable.
When you make an appointment, the reception staff will inform you about any expected fees and charges if applicable.
For consultation fees, the reception staff would process the payments after the appointment, and advise on medicare rebates. Bulk billed consultation can be organised on referring doctor's request.
Please contact us if any questions.
PROCEDURES AND PREPARATION
Records the electrical activity of the heart. This may be required before the clinical consultation.
The skin is prepared by rubbing or shaving so that the recording dots stick to the skin.
Duration: 5 minutes
This is an ultrasound to take pictures of your heart. It is also called "Transthoracic Echocardiogram"
This assess your heart's function and structure, including the valves.
No specific preparation is needed.
Duration: 30 minutes
This test involves exercising on a treadmill for a short duration of time while monitoring your heart rhythm and blood pressure. Ultrasound images of heart are taken before and after exercise.
Please stop these medicines 48 hours before the stress test, after consulting with your doctor:
Atenolol, Sotalol, Metoprolol, Nebivolol, Bisoprolol, Carvedilol, Cardizem, Verapamil, Digoxin.
Duration: 40 minutes
Records your heart rate and rhythm for 24 hours.
You wear a small recorder with three short wires from the recorder attached to your chest.
You can continue your normal activities during the 24 hours of Holter monitoring. The only restriction is no showering. Duration: 10 minutes to fit the recorder
24 Hours Blood Pressure Monitoring
Records frequent blood pressure readings over a 24 hours period of time.
You wear a small recorder and a blood pressure cuff.
You can continue your normal activities during the 24 hours of monitoring. The only restriction is no showering.
Duration: 10 minutes to fit the recorder
Coronary angiogram and angioplasty
Permanent pacemaker insertion
Loop recorder insertion
Ablation for cardiac arrhythmias
If you require any of these procedures, specific written information would be provided at the time of booking. This would include details of hospital admission, medications, procedure details, duration of procedure and hospital stay etc. Please contact our staff if any queries.