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Christchurch Heart Group

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Description

The Christchurch Heart Group is a private practice cardiology service that offers expert professional consultancy and testing in the field. Composed of nine experienced cardiologists, we offer expertise in each of the major sub-specialty areas of cardiology, including:

  • Cardiac imaging
  • Heart Rhythm Disorder
  • Interventional cardiology

We provide broad-spectrum investigation, testing and management services including:

  • Electrocardiograph (ECG)
  • Exercise Stress Testing
  • Echocardiogram
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
  • ECG Loop Recording
  • .... and more

We are available for short-notice appointments as well as urgent testing and evaluation.

In addition to being part of Christchurch Heart Group, our experienced doctors are all consultants to the cardiology unit at Christchurch Hospital, and each offers their own particular skills and areas of speciality.

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What is Cardiology? 

Cardiology is the specialty within medicine that looks at the heart and blood vessels.  Your heart consists of 4 chambers, which are responsible for pumping blood to your lungs and then the rest of your body. The study of the heart includes the heart muscle (the myocardium), the valves within the heart between the chambers, the blood vessels that supply blood (and hence oxygen and nutrients) to the heart muscle, and the electrical system of the heart which is what controls the heart rate.

Consultants

Referral Expectations

Your GP will refer you to our clinic, if they are concerned about your heart and want a specialist opinion.  The referral is prioritised depending on urgency with waiting times of 1 to 3 weeks.

You may be sent a questionnaire prior to your clinic visit to assist us with making a diagnosis and determining if any tests need to be done prior to you seeing a specialist.

 

Our online referral form for GPs can be found here

Procedures / Treatments

  • Cardiovascular Disease

    This refers to narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.… More

  • Heart Failure

    Heart failure refers to the heart failing to pump efficiently.  There are many diseases that cause this including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, viral infections, alcohol, and diseases affecting the valves of the heart.  When the heart is inefficient a number of symptoms occur depending on the cause and severity… More

  • Cardiac Arrhythmias

    Your heart rate is controlled by a complex electrical system within the heart muscle which drives it to go faster when you exert yourself and slower when you rest.  A number of conditions can affect the heart rate or rhythm.  Heart rate simply refers to how fast your heart is… More

  • Valve Disease

    Your heart consists of 4 chambers that receive and send blood to the lungs and body.   Disorders affecting valves can either cause stenosis (a narrowing) or regurgitation (leakage after the valve has closed).  Depending on what valve is involved and how severe the damage is it may result in symptoms… More

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Milford Chambers
Level 1
St Georges Hospital
249 Papanui Road
Christchurch 8014

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Street Address

Milford Chambers
Level 1
St Georges Hospital
249 Papanui Road
Christchurch 8014

Postal Address

Private Bag 4737
Christchurch 8140

This page was last updated at 10:30AM on August 7, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Christchurch Heart Group.