Specialists consultations

St Vincent’s Heart Centre offers the best in patient care and the latest in medical technology. It’s a ‘one-stop shop’ for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, with a focus on addressing the individual needs of each patient.

The Heart Centre has six specialised cardiac clinics that are open to and easily accessible for patients with all kinds of cardiac issues.

All visits are bulk billed, meaning no out-of-pocket expenses for patients. 

 

General cardiology clinic

- for patients with most forms of cardiac disease and risk factors for cardiac conditions.

Consultant Medical Staff:

Dr Louise Creati, A/Prof Andrew MacIsaacDr Sonny Palmer, Dr Jennifer Coller

Cardiomyopathy and Advanced Heart Failure Clinic

- this specialty clinic is for patients with heart failure or cardiomyopathy.

Consultant Medical Staff:

A/Prof David PriorDr Justin Mariani

Chest Pain Clinic

- this clinic provides streamlined assessment for patients with chest pain and cardiovascular risk. It offers quick access to diagnostic tests including coronary angiography, stress testing and the recently commenced cardiac CT service.

Consultant Medical Staff:

A/Prof Andrew WilsonDr Jithendra Somaratne and Dr Sonny Palmer

Hypertension Clinic

· Hypertension Clinic is a consultative service for patients with drug-refractory hypertension, labile blood pressure, or who are intolerant of antihypertensive therapy. The clinic offers early access to 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, echocardiography and, where appropriate, investigation for secondary causes of hypertension.

Consultants include; Dr Jennifer Coller

Pacemaker and ICD Clinic

- for patients who have an implanted pacemaker or defibrillator to monitor and optimize device function. Medical consultant Dr Uwais Mohammed oversees this clinic. Patients with these devices are also assessed and managed by Dr Justin Mariani in the Cardiomyopathy and Advanced Heart Failure Clinic.

Consultant Medical Staff:

Dr Uwais MohammedDr Justin Mariani

Sports Cardiology Clinic

- for assessment of athletes and non athletes with exercise related symptoms. Common issues include palpitations, collapse, breathlessness, abnormalities on screening and fitness assessments and exercise prescription for patients with cardiac abnormalities. The cardiologists attending this clinic also have expertise in the assessment and management of inherited/genetic cardiac disease (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ARVC, long QT syndrome etc). This clinic is not exclusive to athletes and offers a prompt and comprehensive evaluation of less common clinical presentations. 

Consultant medical staff:

Dr Andre La Gerche, A/Professor David Prior, Dr Maria Brosnan

Valvular Heart Disease Clinic

– for patients with all forms of valvular heart disease. This clinic is arranged so patients can undergo clinical and diagnostic assessment on the same day.

Consultant medical staff:

A/Professor Andrew MacIsaac.

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