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Heart Specialists

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8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Heart Specialists Limited is a private practice, based in Christchurch, providing a complete range of cardiac services.

Based at St Georges Hospital, the Heart Specialists' team of full time cardiologists have all the facilities on hand for consultation and diagnostic service. We are fully equipped to help you with prompt, friendly and thorough service.

With our team on site from 8 until 5.30 throughout the working week, you will not have any lengthy wait to be seen, or for further services you may require. The Heart Centre is also on site and helps provide comprehensive patient care.

To read more, please visit our website at www.heartbeat.co.nz

 

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

Hours

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Appointments are available 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday

Referral Expectations

Your GP will refer you to one of our specialists if they are concerned about your heart and want a specialist opinion.  The referral is prioritised depending on urgency, with waiting times of 1 day to 2 weeks.

Your GP may refer you for diagnostic tests, which we perform at our rooms.  We then send the results back to your doctor so that they may discuss the results and make a management plan.

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 Arrythmias

    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

Charges

Initial Consultation

$360.00 incl GST

30 min Follow-up Consultation

$190.00 incl GST

15 min Follow-up Consultation

$135.00 incl GST

For other charges please ask our receptionists when making a booking, or click here

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Refreshments

There is a cafeteria, Georgio's Cafe, in the Canon Wilford Wing at St Georges Hospital.  It is a short walk under cover from our rooms.

Pharmacy

The Pharmacy@StGeorges is a short walk, under cover, from our rooms.

Other

Laboratory Services and Canterbury Radiology Group provide services within this building for further tests should they be required.

Contact Details

Level 2
Leinster Chambers
St George's Hospital
249 Papanui Road
Christchurch 8014

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Street Address

Level 2
Leinster Chambers
St George's Hospital
249 Papanui Road
Christchurch 8014

Postal Address

Private Bag 4737
Christchurch 8140

This page was last updated at 1:00PM on August 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Heart Specialists.