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Cardiac Investigations Unit - Townsville HHS

Overview

The Cardiac Investigations Unit undertakes several procedures including:

  • 24 or 48-hour ambulatory ECG monitoring (Holter monitors)
  • 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Cardiac Event Monitoring (seven days)
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram (DSE)
  • Exercise Stress Echocardiogram (ESE)
  • Exercise stress tests (EST)
  • Pacemaker and implantable cardiac defibrillator clinics
  • Transoesphagel Echocardiogram (TOE)
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram (ECHO)

Referral Procedures

Cardiology referral form - Please complete electronically before printing and faxing.

ECGs
No appointments are required for outpatient ECGs. Patients are required to present to the department with their completed ECG request form.

Outpatient ECGs will be performed by the cardiac scientist and then a copy placed an envelope to be given to the patient. The patient is to then give the copy to his/her referring doctor for reporting.

Referrals

For all tests listed below, the referring doctor should fax the appropriate Cardiology referral form directly to the department. The patient will then be notified of a time and date for the test.

  • 24 or 48-hour ambulatory ECG monitoring (Holter monitors)
  • 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Cardiac event monitoring (seven days)
  • Dobutamine stress Echocardiogram (DSE)
  • Exercise stress Echocardiogram (ESE)
  • Exercise stress tests (EST)
  • Pacemaker and implantable cardiac defibrillator clinics
  • Transoesphagel Echocardiogram (TOE)
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram (ECHO)

Healthpathway

Information for clinicians:  Healthpathway to Cardiology Investigations

Location and Contact Details

 Location

Level 1 Acute Block, The Townsville Hospital,
100 Angus Smith Drive DOUGLAS QLD 4814

 Postal Address

Cardiac Investigations Unit,
Internal Mail Box 7, PO Box 670, TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810

 Phone

Reception: + 61 7 4433 1230
Senior Scientist in Charge: +61 7 4433 1246

 FacsimileReception: +61 7 4433 1231

Our Health Team

Administration Officers
Director of Clinical Measurements
Registered Nurses
Senior Cardiac Scientists
Senior Cardiac Scientist in Echocardiography
Senior Cardiac Scientist in Pacemakers
Senior Cardiac Scientist in Electrocardiograms (ECG)
Senior Cardiac Scientist in Cardiac Catheterisation
Trainee Cardiac Scientists

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Last updated: 9 November 2017