Your cardiologist will obtain a detailed history from you and perform a physical examination as well as an ECG. Further investigations such as an echo and/or exercise testing maybe required.
Holter and BP Monitoring
A Holter monitor is a battery-operated portable device that measures and records your heart's activity (ECG) continuously for 24 to 48 hrs. A blood pressure cuff can also be worn for 24hrs to monitor average BP. Patients and the referring doctors will be informed of results.
Exercise Stress Testing
This includes and ECG and/or ECHO. This will be done while you exercise which allows the doctor to assess what happens to your heart rate, rhythm, blood pressure, and heart muscle function. The addition of echo can greatly increases the accuracy of the test. All our cardiologists are expert in this form of cardiac evaluation.
Using the latest ultrasound equipment, we can visualise your heart directly. This test gives us a great deal of information into your heart structure, function, valve function, major vessels and the lining of the heart.
This is an invasive procedure to image your heart’s arteries (the coronary arteries) to evaluate for blockages. It is used when your doctor suspects that you have heart disease. Drs Ng and Jangwal perform this procedure.
Defibrillators and Pacemakers
Pacemakers and defibrillators are small devices used to control abnormal heart rhythms. We are offer a comprehensive check of your devices run by Prof Keech and Prof Kilborn.
Heart Rhythm Assessment
EPS is a highly specific invasive investigation designed to assess how well your heart's electrical circuit works. A/Prof Kilborn runs both our and RPAs EP service.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
Heart Valve Replacement
We offer evaluation for key hole replacement of the aortic valve without the need for open heart surgery. Prof Ng runs both our and RPAs service.