Overview

Why choose an Epworth cardiologist?

We understand that heart health problems can be overwhelming and scary. By choosing Epworth, we will provide highly-specialised and experienced care, from diagnosis to treatment and recovery. Our dedicated doctors will listen to your concerns and provide specialised cardiovascular services and treatment. If you want to check heart health, the first step is to discuss any symptoms with your GP. If required, your GP will then refer you to an Epworth cardiologist.

Epworth cardiac care journey

  1. GP referral
  2. Diagnostic tests
  3. Cardiac procedures
  4. Rehabilitation and recovery

Diagnostic tests

Together, we will investigate and determine your heart health diagnosis. Our diagnostics team will listen to your concerns and provide minimally invasive and non-invasive cardiovascular and heart tests.

Diagnostic tests include:

  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram
  • Treadmill Stress Echocardiogram
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram
  • Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
  • Treadmill Exercise Stress ECG Test
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Holter Monitoring, Blood Pressure Monitoring and Event Monitoring

Learn more about our cardiac diagnostic services 

Cardiac procedures

Once you have received a diagnosis, our cardiologists will create a personalised care plan. To achieve the best health outcome, your cardiologist may recommend a minimally invasive procedure or heart surgery.

Procedures include:

  • Cardiac rhythm management
  • Chemoembolism
  • Digital subtraction angiography
  • Drug eluting balloon insertion
  • Embolisation
  • Endoluminal graft insertion
  • Fistulagram
  • Fractional flow reserve
  • IVC filter insertion/retrieval
  • IVUS - Intravascular ultrasound
  • Nephrostomy
  • Pacemaker insertion - AICD (defib) and biventricular
  • Sirtex - injection of radioactive beads for the treatment of carcinoma
  • Thrombosis
  • Transluminal balloon angioplasty
  • Transluminal stent insertion
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Vascular access

Cardiac rehabilitation and recovery

Our multidisciplinary specialists work together with you and your family to create personalised recovery goals. Cardiac rehabilitation is an important step to help you continue to do the things you enjoy while managing your heart condition.

Through rehabilitation, the aim is to:

  • Assist your return to a maximum level of physical, emotional and social functioning
  • Identify lifestyle changes to help to improve your overall wellbeing
  • Provide you with the knowledge to better understand heart conditions or heart disease

Learn more about our cardiac rehabilitation services

Make a referral to Epworth cardiac care services

Refer your patient to one of our cardiac services:

Referral to cardiac diagnostic services

Referral to rehabilitation services

Refer your patient to one of our cardiac specialists:

See a list of our specialists

Referrals are typically reviewed within 48 hours.

Our specialists

Meet our specialists

All our clinicians are here to work with you and achieve the best outcome.

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Cardiology at Epworth Eastern

Epworth Eastern provides a 10-bed coronary care unit with a further 24 monitored cardiac beds, an eight bed intensive care unit and one cardiac catheterisation laboratory.

Available programme and support

Programme and support

Non-invasive cardiac services

The non-invasive cardiac unit performs cardiac diagnostic testing for adult patients. All tests can be ordered by a general practitioner. Test results may then be discussed with the reporting cardiologist if required.

Cardiology at Epworth Geelong

Epworth Geelong's coronary care unit offers eight cardiac monitored beds, a six bed intensive care unit, two cardiac catheterisation laboratories and a non-invasive cardiac unit for diagnostic testing.

Catheter laboratories

Epworth Geelong catheterisation laboratories are dedicated to providing high quality diagnostic and interventional facilities for the treatment of cardiac and vascular disease.

Procedures include:

  • Cardiac rhythm management - Electrophysiological studies (EPS)
  • Chemoembolism
  • Digital subtraction angiography
  • Drug eluting balloon insertion
  • Embolisation
  • Endoluminal graft insertion
  • Fistulagram
  • Fractional flow reserve
  • IVC filter insertion/retrieval
  • IVUS - Intravascular ultrasound
  • Nephrostomy
  • Pacemaker insertion - AICD (defib) and biventricular
  • Sirtex - injection of radioactive beads for the treatment of carcinoma
  • Thrombosis
  • Transluminal balloon angioplasty
  • Transluminal stent insertion
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Vascular access

The coronary care unit at Epworth Geelong is located on level 3 East.

Car parking

Visitor parking is available on-site, close to the main entrance. Please note the car park is not undercover. Parking fees apply at Epworth Geelong in the visitor parking area.

Contact Information

Phone: (03) 5271 7777
Cardiac diagnostic services referral form

 
 

Available programme and support

Programme and support

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is an important step toward improving quality of life and wellness after a cardiac event or procedure.
Programme and support

Non-invasive cardiac services

The non-invasive cardiac unit performs cardiac diagnostic testing for adult patients. All tests can be ordered by a general practitioner. Test results may then be discussed with the reporting cardiologist if required.

Cardiology at Epworth Richmond

Epworth Richmond provides comprehensive cardiac care facilities including 73 monitored cardiac beds, inclusive of a 10-bed Coronary Care Unit, a 26 bed intensive care unit, four cardiac catheterisation laboratories and a non-invasive cardiac unit for diagnostic testing.

Available programme and support

Programme and support

Non-invasive cardiac services

The non-invasive cardiac unit performs cardiac diagnostic testing for adult patients. All tests can be ordered by a general practitioner. Test results may then be discussed with the reporting cardiologist if required.

Programme and support

Cardiac Catheter laboratory

The Epworth Richmond cardiac catheter laboratories carry out a full-range of diagnostic, interventional and structural heart procedures.

Programme and support

Cardiothoracic surgery

Epworth Richmond has a fully dedicated operating theatre, a 26-bed intensive care unit and a 73-bed cardiac unit to support cardiothoracic surgery.

Programme and support

Endovascular laboratory

The Epworth Richmond endovascular lab carries out both cutting edge diagnostic and vascular interventions and was the first dedicated vascular lab in Australia.

Programme and support

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is an important step toward improving quality of life and wellness after a cardiac event or procedure.
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Epworth Geelong

  • 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
  • Emergency Department is open 24 hours
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Epworth Richmond

  • 89 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Emergency Department is open 24 hours

Related services

Clinical institute

Cardiac Sciences Clinical Institute

Director:
A/Prof Ronald Dick
The institute is committed to the care of patients with cardiac disease and provides the highest standards in investigation and management to ensure a speedy and effective recovery process.