Capital & Coast DHB Cardiology Service
Capital & Coast DHB Services:
- Wellington Regional Heart and Lung Unit - Ward 6 South (Level 6, Wellington Hospital)
Cardiology outpatient clinics are held in the Clinical Measurement Unit (CMU). Please click here for a map of the CMU.
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.
Cardiologist - Head of Department
Your GP will refer you to one of our clinics if they are concerned about your heart and want a specialist opinion.
The referral is prioritised depending on urgency, with waiting times of 2 weeks to 6 months.
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 or a cardiologist.… More
This test is performed by a cardiologist in a sterile operating theatre environment. … More
You might be referred for a cardiac MRI to further assess the structure and function of your heart.… More
Coronary Artery Disease
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
Pacemaker and Defibrillator Clinics
If you have a pacemaker or defibrillator implanted, you will be required to attend clinics so that the specially trained technologists ensure your device is working correctly.… More
Your heart consists of 4 chambers that receive and send blood to the lungs and body. … More
Cardiac Inherited Diseases
A small team of healthcare professionals based in Wellington have a focus on coordinating investigations and treatments of families who may have a cardiac inherited disease.… More
Tranoesophageal Echocardiogram (TOE, TEE)
Trans-oesophageal echocardiography can provide very high quality images of the heart that are not always obtainable by the more usual echocardiograhphy.Trans-oesophageal echocardiography involves the swallowing of a flexible tube which is well tolerated and does not affect your breathing.… More
CTCA (CT Coronary Angiogram)
Imaging of the heart using a 320 slice ultra-fast and high resolution CT scanner.… More
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General Enquiries: (04) 385 5999
Patient Enquiries: (04) 385 5947 or (04) 385 5949
Facsimile (04) 385-5856
Please call the following number if you wish to enquire about an appointment
Phone (04) 806 0992 - Booking Centre
Wellington Regional Hospital
Wellington Regional Hospital
Private Bag 7902
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This page was last updated at 3:22PM on May 31, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Capital & Coast DHB Cardiology Service.