Patrick Kay - Cardiology Consultant
Dr Patrick Kay, Cardiologist, has been supplying specialist cardiology services for over 18 years.
He trained in medicine and cardiology in New Zealand before working in the Netherlands where he obtained a PhD in Interventional Cardiology. He is able to offer you 20 years experience in the area of angioplasty and stenting and is one of Auckland's busiest and most experienced Interventional Cardiologists.
Dr Patrick Kay also consults broadly on all areas of adult cardiology and offers all major investigations including:
- angioplasty (radial and femoral)
- treadmill exercise testing
- blood pressure monitoring
- Holter monitoring
- coronary CT scanning and calcium scoring
Dr Patrick Kay offers you a friendly responsive service and looks forward to your call.
What is Cardiology?
Cardiology is the specialty within medicine that looks at the heart and blood vessels. Your heart consists of four 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.
Your GP will refer you to Dr Kay if they are concerned about your heart and want a specialist opinion.
You need to bring with you to your appointment:
1. Any letters or reports from your doctor or hospital.
2. Any X-Rays, CT or MRI films and reports.
3. A list of all medicines you are taking including herbal and natural remedies.
Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments
An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity.… More
An ECG done when you are resting may be normal even when you have cardiovascular disease. During an exercise ECG the heart is made to work harder so that if there is any narrowing of the blood vessels resulting in poor blood supply it is more likely to be picked… More
You are likely to have blood tests done before coming to clinic to check your cholesterol level and looking for evidence of diabetes. These blood tests are done "fasting" which means you have the blood taken in the morning on an empty stomach before breakfast.… More
Echocardiography is also referred to as cardiac ultrasound. This test is performed by a specially trained technician.… More
This test is performed by a cardiologist in a sterile operating theatre environment at Mercy Hospital in Epsom.… More
This refers to narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.… More
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
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
Your heart consists of 4 chambers that receive and send blood to the lungs and body. … More
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This page was last updated at 8:46PM on October 7, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Patrick Kay - Cardiology Consultant.