Cardiology Investigations

24hr Ambulatory BP Monitoring

Direct referral for a ABPM can be made without review by a cardiologist. All referrals should comply to referral standards and also include:

  • Clinical indication for test/associated symptoms
  • Hypertension history
  • Past and family history
  • Cardiac risk factor assessment
  • Co-morbidities especially cardiac, renal and endocrine disease
  • Medications
  • Should include BP readings

Contact details:
Phone: (03) 6166 0061
Fax: (03) 6231 0101

Wellington Clinics, Level 10, 42 Argyle Street

Referral template: For use by health professionals only

Dobutamine Stress Echo

Referral by cardiologist only.

  • This test is usually indicated for patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease and evaluates the heart muscles response to stress and therefore may reveal potential blood flow problems to the heart. It can also provide information about valvular disease and pressure within the chambers of the heart
  • This test is advised for those patients unable to walk on a treadmill    

Contact details:
Phone: (03) 6166 8620 or (03) 6166 8860
Fax: (03) 6234 2852

Ward 2D, Royal Hobart Hospital, 48 Liverpool Street

Referral template: For use by health professionals only

Echocardiography

Direct referral to Echocardiography can be made without review by a cardiologist.

  • Cardiac symptoms
  • Physical signs

Test: ECG

Contact details:
Phone: (03) 6166 8620 or (03) 6166 8860
Fax: (03) 6234 2852

Royal Hobart Hospital, Level 2, D Block, 48 Liverpool Street

Referral template: For use by health professionals only

Schedule: MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 8.30am to 5.30pm

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Direct referral for an Electrocardiogram (ECG) can be made without review by a cardiologist.

All referrals should comply to referral standards and also include:

  • Clinical Indication for request/patient symptoms
  • Cardiac risk factors
  • Cardiac history
  • Medications

Contact details:
Phone: (03) 6166 8620 or (03) 6166 8860
Fax: (03) 6234 2852

Royal Hobart Hospital, Level 2, D Block, 48 Liverpool Street

Referral template: For use by health professionals only

Event Monitor

Referral by cardiologist only.

All referrals should comply to referral standards and also include:

  • Clinical indication for request/patient symptoms
  • Heart rate
  • Frequency of symptoms
  • History of palpitations
  • Syncope episodes
  • Dizziness
  • Associated symptoms – angina, SOB
  • Cardiac risk factors
  • Cardiac history
  • Medications

Contact details:
Phone: (03) 6166 0061
Fax: (03) 6231 0101

Wellington Clinics, Level 10, 42 Argyle Street

Referral template: For use by health professionals only

Schedule: MONDAY TO THURSDAY AM

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram

Referral by cardiologist only. 

Tests

Assess patient has the ability to walk at a sustained pace on a treadmill machine for up to 10 minutes and is not impaired by muscular-skeletal disorders, osteoarthritis or peripheral vascular disease

  • ECG
  • CXR

Patients should withhold beta blockers on morning of procedure

Inability to walk on a treadmill means the patient cannot sustain walking long enough to increase heart rate to the required stress level, therefore rendering the test pointless

Patients should be informed to wear loose fitting clothes and appropriate walking shoes

Contact details
Phone: (03) 6166 8620 or (03) 6166 8860
Fax: (03) 6234 2852

Royal Hobart Hospital, Level 2, D Block, 48 Liverpool Street

Referral template: For use by health professionals only

Schedule: FRIDAY AM

Exercise Stress Test (EST)

Direct referral for an EST can be made without review by a cardiologist.

 All referrals should comply to referral standards and also include:

  • Clinical Indication for request/patient symptoms
  • Onset and nature of any chest pain
  • Cardiac risk factors
  • Cardiac history medications

Assess patient has the ability to walk at a sustained pace on a treadmill machine for up to 10 minutes and are not impaired by muscular-skeletal disorders, osteoarthritis or peripheral vascular disease

Also known as Exercise Tolerance Test (ETT)

Indicated for patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease.

Patients should withhold Beta blockers on morning of procedure.

Inability to walk on a treadmill means the patient cannot sustain walking long enough to increase heart rate to the required stress level, therefore rendering the test pointless.

Patients should be informed to wear loose fitting clothes and appropriate walking shoes.

Contact details:
Phone: (03) 6166 8620 or (03) 6166 8860
Fax: (03) 6234 2852

Royal Hobart Hospital, Level 2, D Block, 48 Liverpool Street

Referral template: For use by health professionals only

Schedule: MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY AM, FRIDAY PM

Holter Monitoring

Direct referral for an Holter Monitoring can be made without review by a cardiologist.

 All referrals should comply to referral standards and also include:

  • Clinical indication for request/patient symptoms
  • Cardiac risk factors
  • Cardiac history
  • Medications
  • Heart rate
  • Frequency of symptoms
  • Associated symptoms – angina, SOB

Contact details:
Phone: (03) 6166 0061
Fax: (03) 6231 0101

Wellington Clinics, Level 10, 42 Argyle Street

Referral template: For use by health professionals only

Tilt Table Test

Referral by cardiologist only. 

 All referrals should comply to referral standards and also include:

  • Clinical Indication for request
  • Syncope episodes
  • Heart rate
  • Frequency of symptoms
  • Associated symptoms – angina, SOB
  • Cardiac risk factors
  • Cardiac history
  • Medications

Contact details:
Phone: (03) 6166 8620 or (03) 6166 8860
Fax: (03) 6234 2852

Royal Hobart Hospital, Level 2, D Block, 48 Liverpool Street

Referral template: For use by health professionals only

Transoesphageal Echo (TOE)

Referral by cardiologist only.

Contact details:
Phone: (03) 6166 8620 or (03) 6166 8860
Fax: (03) 6234 2852

Royal Hobart Hospital, Level 2, D Block, 48 Liverpool Street

Referral template: For use by health professionals only

Schedule: WEDNESDAY PM