To provide a high level of service this practice does not bulk bill patients. Patients who have a DVA Gold card will have their account sent to DVA and will in most instances not be out of pocket. Patients who require private hospital inpatient management will have their account directly sent to their health fund and in general will not be out of pocket.
* All patients who have a consultation with a cardiologist at the Canberra Heart Clinic will have an electrocardiogram (ECG) performed.
** Patients who require a pacemaker or defibrillator check will also have a consultation with their cardiologist.
^^ Please note that if you do not have a Medicare Card or DVA gold card that there is an additional costs for a stress echocardiogram.
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If you live far away and find it difficult to travel to our clinic for a consultation, worry no more. Canberra Heart Clinic now conducts telemedical consultations. Leave it with us to coordinate with your Gp for a Skype session. We strive to accommodate to all patients, near and far. The first consultations have been very successful and have saved our patients many hours of travelling. If you are interested in having a telemedical consulation with our cardiologist, do contact our friendly staff for further details.
With the purchase of two 7 day event monitors, the Canberra Heart Clinic can now do cardiac monitor from 1 day up to 7 days. Since the clinic has 10 monitors, appointments can generally be booked with no waiting time. It should also be remembered that Holter monitors at the Canberra Heart Clinic are read by its own local cardiologist unlike those provided in pathology which may be read by cardiologists located outside of Canberra. These cardiologists may not have access to the referral letter or the patient's notes. Holter monitors provided by pathology providers also do not in general have an event button for the patient to press and do not have a clock on them which makes correlating patient symptoms with rhythm traces next to impossible. We therefore pride ourselves on the quality of our Holter monitor reports.
The Canberra Heart Clinic is pleased to announce that it has purchased 3 brand new echocardiographic machines. We have 2 brand new General Electric E95 machines and with this, we now have the most sophisticated echocardiographic machines in the region. Both machines are capable of complex valve assessment as well as tissue strain analysis. This provides an earlier diagnosis of potential left ventricular dysfunction. These machines also comes with the functionality of a 3D probe which allows for a detailed assesment of valvular dysfunction and a more accurate assessment of regional wall defects in exercise stress echocardiography. In addition, we also have a brand new GE Vivid iq portable echocardiographic machine which is the best in its class and allows for an accurate assessment of cardiac structural abnormalities in the private hospital setting as well as assisting in the management of complex cardiac conditions in surrounding towns.