Cardiology is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats people with heart disease. We are committed to improving the heart health of our patients while providing quality and compassionate care.
Our service is delivered by a variety of health professionals, including highly skilled cardiologists—or heart specialists—as well as nurses, cardiac scientists and allied health staff.
Logan Hospital's Cardiology Department provides inpatient and outpatient care and services to patients with a high level of complexity.
We have a Cardiac Investigation Unit that provides patients with non-invasive cardiology diagnostic procedures in a friendly and professional environment. The service caters for both outpatient and inpatient referrals within the hospital. Some of the various diagnostic procedures we offer include:
- electrocardiograms (ECG)
- elective cardioversions
- 24-hour ambulatory ECG monitoring (Holter monitors)
- cardiac event monitoring
- 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
- exercise stress tests
- Dobutamine stress echocardiograms (DSE)
- exercise stress echocardiograms (ESE)
- transthoracic echocardiograms (ECHO)
- transoesphagel echocardiograms (TOE)
- temporary pacing
- computered tomography coronary angiogram (CTCA)
- cardiac magnetic resonancy imaging (MRI)
- CPAP/BIPAP service for acute pulmonary oedema
Heart Failure Service
Our heart failure education and support program is designed to help patients cope with and perform everyday living activities. This program is delivered by a professional, multidisciplinary team comprising of a cardiologist, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse consultant, clinical nurse pharmacist, social worker, physiotherapist, dietician and a administration support officer.
The cardiac rehabilitation team provides inpatient education and exercise programs in a group format. Additionally, patients can access further support options after their initial program, including aqua exercise, relaxation group, balance workshops, cooking classes and support groups. We also offer individual appointments with our multidisciplinary team which includes dieticians, physiotherapists, social workers and nurses.
Chest Pain Assessment
This chest pain assessment service provides clinical nurses who identify chest pain presentations to the emergency department. They work with emergency staff, including doctors, to facilitate patient flow to the wards if required. The nurses liaise with our cardiac investigations team to plan exercise stress tests (EST) for patients from the emergency department and prepare and manage patients requiring exercise dobutamine stress echos (EST).The nurses provide cardiac education on cardiac risk factor modification to intermediate risk patients and refer those with three to four risk factors to cardiac rehabilitation.