Waitematā Cardiology is the private cardiology practice of North Shore Hospital cardiologists. The full range of cardiology services is delivered on the North Shore, with only angiography possibly requiring a trip over the harbour bridge. We have a satellite clinic at Kawau Bay Health Centre in Warkworth.

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.


Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.


Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please contact the practice during business hours, Monday to Friday, to arrange appointments at both locations.

Referral Expectations

You may be referred by your G.P or you may self refer.

When you ring to make your appointment, please indicate whether you have had any relevant public hospital admissions - so that we may get these records.

Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

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

  • Blood Tests

    You are likely to have blood tests done before coming to your appointment to check your cholesterol level and looking for evidence of diabetes.  It is not necessary to fast before these blood tests.… More

  • Echocardiogram

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

  • Coronary Angiogram

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

  • 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. … More

  • Vascular Ultrasound (including carotid, renal, ABI and CIMT)

    Vascular ultrasound is used to image blood vessels and measure blood flow throughout the body.… More

  • Cardiac Nuclear Scanning

    This test examines blood flow to the heart muscle using stress testing and a chemical known as a “tracer”, which is a short-lived radioactive agent.… More

  • Peripheral Angioplasty

    A long, thin tube (catheter) with a tiny balloon attached to the tip is inserted through a small incision (cut) made over an artery in your arm or groin.… More

  • Renal Angioplasty

    A long, thin tube (catheter) with a tiny balloon attached to the tip is inserted through a small incision (cut) made in your groin.… More

  • Pacemaker Implantation

    Pacemakers are battery-powered implantable devices that stimulate the heart to contract and thus to pump blood throughout the body.… More

  • Coronary Angioplasty

    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

  • Cardiac MRI

    Cardiac MRI provides excellent images of the heart using standard MRI scanning equipment, which relies on powerful magnetic fields.… More


Coffee and a variety of meals and cabinet food is available at Columbus Cafe and the restaurants at Goodside in Smales Farm on Taharoto Road.

Travel Directions

Shakespeare Rd comes off Taharoto Rd, opposite Westlake Girls High School.

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Parking spaces for patients are clearly marked and are in front of the building.

Contact Details

181 Shakespeare Road, Milford, Auckland

North Auckland

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Warkworth Medical Centre, 11 Alnwick Street, Warkworth

North Auckland

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This page was last updated at 9:19AM on February 5, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitematā Cardiology.