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Dr Krys Milburn at South Island Heart offers cardiology consultations and other specialised options and clinical assessments as below. Krys is dedicated to building long-lasting relationships based on trust and medical integrity with every single patient.

Services offered include:

  • Cardiology Consultation
  • Cardiac Stress Test
  • Coronary Angiography Stenting
  • Transcatheter Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • Echocardiography
  • Arrhythmias
  • Hypertension Evaluation
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Cardioversion

 

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.

Consultants

Hours

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Satellite Clinics available monthly at;

North Canterbury - Pegasus Medical Centre

Queenstown - Wakatipu Medical Centre

Referral Expectations

Your GP will refer you if they are concerned about your heart and want a specialist opinion. 

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.

Conditions / Treatments / Procedures

  • Echocardiogram

    Echocardiography is also referred to as cardiac ultrasound. This test is performed by a specially trained technician.… More

  • Exercise ECG

    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

  • Coronary Angiogram

    This test is performed by a cardiologist in a sterile operating theatre environment. … More

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Insertion (TAVI)

    The aortic valve regulates blood flow between the lower left chamber (left ventricle) of the heart and the aorta.… More

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

    An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity.… 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. … More

  • Cardiovascular Disease

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

  • Blood Tests

    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

  • Hypertension

    Hypertension (or high blood pressure) is a common disorder in which the pressure of blood in the arteries is persistently raised.… More

  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure

    A patent foramen ovale (PFO) occurs after birth when the foramen ovale, a hole in the wall between the left and right atria or upper chambers of the heart, fails to close completely.… More

  • Angioplasty/Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), or angioplasty, is a procedure designed to reduce or remove blockages in the coronary arteries (arteries supplying the heart with oxygen).… More

Charges

  

Krys is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for a range of cardiology services, and an nib First Choice Provider. Please contact for further information and claims support.

Parking

There is ample free off street parking.

Pharmacy

There is a Unichem pharmacy onsite

Contact Details

Forté 2, Level 1
132 Peterborough Street
Christchurch Central City
Christchurch 8013

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Street Address

Forté 2, Level 1
132 Peterborough Street
Christchurch Central City
Christchurch 8013

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South Island Heart
Forté 2, Level 1
132 Peterborough Street
Christchurch Central City
Christchurch 8013

This page was last updated at 1:37PM on February 12, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by South Island Heart.