We offer a comprehensive range of services with the state of the art equipment and highly experienced personnel
I have been a Consultant and Interventional Cardiologist for 21 years and have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Cardiac disorders. My knowledge and skills are excellent and my patients can always be assured that I will deliver the ultimate patient-centred service with empathy.
Using a state-of-the-art Cardiac Ultrasound machine by GE healthcare, painless sound waves are utilised to create dynamic pictures of the heart. These pictures reveal the size and shape of your heart and help visualise how efficiently the chambers and valves of the heart are working.
We have two highly experienced female sonographers with more than 15 years of experience in the field of Echocardiography assuring the highest quality echocardiograms.
Exercise Stress Test
An Exercise Stress Test is a walking treadmill test performed primarily to aid in the diagnosis of significant coronary artery disease, and may also assist in the investigation of abnormal heart rhythms.
The test will start with an easy walk and then progress every 1-3 minutes with an increase in speed and gradient depending upon your level of fitness. Throughout the test the electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood pressue are continually monitored. The stress test continues until the patient can no longer continue due to fatigue, or symptoms (chest pain, shortness of breath, or lightheadedness), or until changes in the ECG or blood pressure indicates a cardiac problem.
We have a state-of-the-art Philips treadmill with a wireless console. It reduces the hazard of tripping and enhances patient comfort and movement while still transmitting a clear, high-quality signal. A wireless device can aid in moving patients from exercise to bed for a stress-echo procedure. As of May 2022, we are the only centre in Mackay with this treadmill.
Ambulatory BP and Holter Monitoring
A holter monitor is a small portable battery operated device used to record the heart's electrical activity as an electrocardiogram (ECG) over a 24-hour period. Some heart rhythm irregularities (palpitations) occur intermittently or when doing certain activities.
A continuous 24-hour recording is more likely to detect these abnormalities than a resting ECG. The efficacy of current medical treatments on electrical abnormalities can also be assessed by wearing a holter.
The electrocardiograph (ECG) is a display of the heart's electrical conduction system. It is a starting point in the investigation of many cardiac problems. It is a routine, non-invasive procedure for recording the heart's electrical activity. It is part of your initial physical examination, as well as a monitoring tool in many of the other cardiac investigations.
There is no discomfort involved with an ECG
Exercise Stress Echocardiography
An exercise stress echocardiogram (stress echo) is a test which involves the examination of your heart before and after exercise. It is different to an exercise stress test in that it gives the Cardiologist more information about your heart function by assessing both ultrasound images as well as the electrocardiogram (ECG).