Cardiac Consultation

Information for Patients

Thank you for choosing Heart Health Specialist Centre. All of our cardiologists are all Fellows of the Australian College of Physicians. As a patient, you will receive individual attention from our staff and be treated with dignity, respect and professional care.

A Cardiac consultation is a time spent with our Cardiologist to evaluate your cardiac health and to formulate a plan for management going forward. Your cardiologist may ask about your personal and family medical history. During the initial consultation, the cardiologist will perform an electrocardiogram, and physical examination as well discuss your current health concerns, medical and family history. The questioning and examination allow your cardiologist to have a clear understanding of your current health. Your cardiologist may also ask about your diet, exercise habits, and other lifestyle factors.

Preparation

In order to make an appointment, you need the following:

  1. A letter of referral from your general practitioner or other treating specialist, which must be provided at the time of your appointment.
  2. Please also bring your Medicare card.
  3. You can help make your cardiac consultation a great experience by bringing along all medical records that may be useful to your cardiologist.
  4. Bring along a list of medications you are currently taking, as well as any questions you may have.

Consultation Duration

Most appointments will take between 45-90 minutes. To schedule an appointment, or to change an existing appointment, please call us. Please call 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel or change this appointment.

After the first consultation with us, a patient may be required to come on subsequent visits. This will be to initiate or continue management for their condition. One of our doctors may initiate diagnostic and therapeutic services from the initial or subsequent visits.

After the required tests, a comprehensive letter will be sent to your referring doctor.

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