Cardiology is the medical specialty that diagnoses and treats disorders and diseases of the heart including congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart valve problems and heart failure.
Cardiology is a large multidisciplinary unit which provides both secondary and tertiary outpatient and inpatient services for the Waikato and the wider the Midland region.
The department includes 12 cardiologists, plus registrars and house officers, cardiac technicians, MRTs and echosonographers, specialist nursing and allied health staff, and clerical support.
Cardiology is part of the Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CCTVS) service.
The main areas within Cardiology at Waikato Hospital are
- Cardiac Care inpatient facilities - 6 acute cardiac care unit beds, 38 ward beds and 4 chest pain unit beds for low risk patients
- Cardiology investigation
- Cardiac catheterisation laboratory
- Cardiology rehabilitation and secondary prevention
- Waikato Integrated Heart Failure service
- Cardiac inherited disease
Waikato Hospital, Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus, Pembroke Street, Hamilton
- Cardiac Care wards (CCU1, CCU2, CCU3), Level 1, Menzies Building
- Cardiology Clinics (Meade Clinical Centre)
- Waikato Integrated Heart Failure service (based at Waikato Hospital but provide inpatient and community services)
- Cardiac Secondary Prevention service (education and rehabilitation service based at Waikato Hospital but provide inpatient and community services)
Waikato Hospital: 07 839 8899
Referrals are by general practitioners (GPs) or other health specialists.
Non-acute (non-urgent) referrals will initially be seen at a clinic appointment.