Latrobe Regional Health offers a range of cardiac diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services. Referral forms are available below.
Referrals for cardiac catheterisation are directly with our interventional cardiology team
State of the art Siemens Hybrid Coronary Angiography Suite
Diagnostic left heart catheterisation
Right heart catheterisation
Percutaneous coronary intervention including (Stenting, FFR and IVUS)
Computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA)
Myocardial perfusion imaging (MIBI)
Transthoracic Echo (TTE) – outpatient and inpatient transthoracic echocardiogram
Transoesophageal Echo (TOE) – We currently offer TOE to inpatients at Latrobe Regional Hospital twice per week. This service is critical for patients with valvular disease requiring surgery or long-term treatment with intravenous antibiotics.
Direct Current Cardioversion – please refer to one of our cardiologists in the outpatient suite for assessment for DCR. If you are a cardiologist, please email your request for elective admission o: Unit-Patientfirstname.lastname@example.org
24-hour cardiac holter monitor
Permanent pacemaker (PPM) and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) checks
Ambulatory BP monitoring
Latrobe Regional Hospital also offers an evidence-based complete cardiac rehabilitation program designed for patients after a heart attack or heart failure admission.
Please fax referrals to: 03 5173 8386
Digital Cardiac Rehab (available until 28 April 2023)
Cardihab’s digital cardiac rehab is delivered via the SmartCR smartphone app which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
A patient has the flexibility to complete the program at a place and a time that suits them. The will be supported by a Registered Nurse at Latrobe Regional Health with a weekly one-to-one phone call.
Cardiac Rehab has been demonstrated to improve quality of life and may reduce the chances of experiencing a further cardiac event. It is strongly recommended all patients who have a cardiac event participate in a 6-8 week program of cardiac rehabilitation soon after they are discharged.
Using the Digital Cardiac Rehab SmartCR app will help the patient
- complete cardiac rehabilitation with fewer visits to the hospital
- exercise at home
- record and keep track of their medications
- learn about heart health and recovery with videos and online articles.
- manage stress and access guided relaxation audio
Outpatient Cardiac Consultation
Gippsland Private Consulting Suites at LRH offer a range of outpatient clinics which are all bulk billed.
All appointments can be made with telehealth videoconferencing.
- Heart Failure
- Chest Pain Assessment
- Atrial fibrillation
Contact details for referrals
Phone (03) 5173 8111
Fax outpatient and clinic referrals to (03) 5173 8199 or email Argusmessengercs34@lrh.com.au
ECG, holter monitor, ambulatory blood pressure and PPM/ICD checks referral forms should be faxed to (03) 5173 8386
Stress ECG referral forms should be faxed to (03) 5173 8199 or email Argusmessengercs34@lrh.com.au
Cardiac rehabilitation referral forms should be faxed to (03) 5173 8386