North South North West Statewide
All referrals should comply to the referral standards and also include:
- Cardiac risk factors
- Current health especially recent history of illness with fever
- Past history especially of rheumatic fever
- Associated symptoms – SOB, angina, syncope, palpitations
- Medications – current and past
To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Cardiology clinic page for the full referral process and templates.
Direct link to Health PathwaysHeart Murmurs In Adultspage
For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.
Suspected or confirmed Bacterial Endocarditis
Patients in decompensated heart failure
Urgent / category 1
Symptomatic aortic stenosis
Semi-urgent / category 2
Murmur suspected to be haemodynamically significant
Routine / category 3
All other murmurs
Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.
Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 6405 Fax: (03) 6348 7382
MCH ED – Phone: (03) 6478 5120 Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED – Phone: (03) 6493 6340 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED - Phone: (03) 6166 6100 Fax: (03) 6173 0489
Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.
We will endeavour to see these patients within one week, or sooner if clinically indicated.
We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks
Next available appointment usually within eight weeks