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Counties Manukau Health Cardiology

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Description

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.

Cardiology Services Provided by Counties Manukau Health
Cardiology services are provided at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™ and Botany SuperClinic™.

Consultants

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

  • Dr Patricia Ding

    Interventional Cardiologist (Locum)

    Available at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™

  • Dr Ruvin Gabriel

    Cardiologist

    Available at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™

  • Dr Wil Harrison

    Interventional Cardiologist

    Available at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™

  • Dr David Heaven

    Cardiologist / Cardiac Electrophysiologist

    Available at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™

  • Dr Patrick Kay

    Interventional Cardiologist

    Available at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™

  • Dr Andrew Kerr

    Associate Professor - Cardiologist

    Available at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™

  • Dr Jen Looi

    Cardiologist

    Available at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™

  • Dr Mayanna Lund

    Cardiologist

    Available at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™

  • Dr Douglas Scott

    Interventional Cardiologist

    Available at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™

  • Dr Timothy Sutton

    Cardiologist

    Available at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™

  • Dr Niels van Pelt

    Cardiologist

    Available at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™

  • Dr Jamie Voss

    Cardiologist / Cardiac Electrophysiologist

    Available at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™

  • Dr Selwyn Wong

    Cardiologist - Clinical Head of Department

    Available at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™

Referral Expectations

Your GP will send a referral letter to the Department explaining your condition. Your appointment time will be prioritised on your health need and an appointment time will be sent directly to you. The appointment will be in the outpatient clinic.

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.

You will be assessed by specialised doctors. Recommendations and options regarding your future treatment plan will be discussed with you.

You need to bring to your appointment:

  1. Any letters or reports from your doctor or another hospital.
  2. Any X-Rays, CT or MRI films and reports.
  3. All medicines you are currently taking including herbal and natural remedies.
  4. Your pharmaceutical entitlement card.

Services provided at Middlemore Hospital include:

  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • CT coronary angiography
  • Coronary Care Unit and the Step Down Unit
  • Cardiology Ward (Ward 2)
  • Echocardiography (transthoracic, transoesophageal and stress)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Exercise testing
  • Tilt table testing
  • Holter monitoring
  • Pacemaker insertion and follow-up clinic
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardioversion

Outpatient Clinics for patients referred by their GP are held at the Manukau and Botany SuperClinics™ and provide:

  • Outpatient consulting
  • Outpatient echocardiography
  • Outpatient exercise testing

Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme Timetables

    Click on the following links to open more information for patients on Cardiac Rehabilitation Healthy Heart programmes:… More PDF

  • Angioplasty

    Once the angiogram reveals the exact nature of the problem, decisions can be made on the best form of treatment.… 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

  • 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

  • Cardiovascular Disease

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

  • Coronary Angiogram

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

  • Coronary Care Unit and Step Down Unit

    The Coronary Care Unit (CCU) is where intensive investigation, monitoring and treatment for cardiac patients occurs.… More

  • CT Coronary Angiography

    CT coronary angiography at Counties Manukau Health is performed using a modern CT scanner developed specifically to provide accurate images of the coronary arteries around the heart.… More

  • Echocardiogram

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Valve Disease

    Your heart consists of four chambers that receive and send blood to the lungs and body. … More

  • Heart Health Patient Information


    The Heart Foundation is the charity that works to stop New Zealanders dying prematurely from heart disease.… More

Charges

There are no charges for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the Eligibility Directions specified criteria set by the Ministry of Health.  If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full costs of any medical treatment you receive during your stay.

To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website.

For any applicable charges, please phone the Accounts Receivable Office on (09) 276 0060.

Visiting Hours

Coronary Care Unit and Step Down Unit visiting times are between 11am and 1pm and then between 3.30pm and 8pm.

Ward 2 visiting times are between 2pm and 8pm.

Visitors are restricted to two at a time.
Children are welcome, but must be supervised by an adult.

Other

Charge Nurses

Sharon Blair - Ward 2

Jill Gilmore - Coronary Care Unit

Sandi Graham - Cath Lab

 

Nurse Practitioners

Andy McLachlan - Cardiology Nurse Practitioner

June Poole - Cardiology Nurse Practitioner

Chris Aldridge - Cardiology Intern Nurse Practitioner

 

Nurse Specialists

Kylie Beehre - Cardiology Specialty Nurse

Lani Ioelu - Cardiology Specialty Nurse

Katherine McLean - Cardiology Nurse Specialist

Sreedevi Manmadhan - Cardiology Specialty Nurse

Mary Morgan - Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse

Chanthie Thach - Cardiology Specialty Nurse

Jenny White - Cardiology Nurse Specialist

Contact Details

Manukau SuperClinic™

South Auckland

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Botany SuperClinic™

East Auckland

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This page was last updated at 10:46AM on August 13, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Health Cardiology.