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Cardiology - public patients


This page contains information for general practitioners on how to refer patients aged 16 years and over to Cardiology services at Mater Hospital Brisbane.

Scope of Service

This service includes referrals for:

  • Functional testing and clinical review for suspected ischaemic chest pain e.g. stress echo, EST
  • Heart failure – initial diagnosis and medication management
  • Arrhythmias e.g. atrial fibrillation, SVT
  • Dyslipidaemias (markedly elevated cholesterol, Triglycerides)
  • Valvular problems e.g. Aortic Stenosis
  • General cardiology concerns

Mater Health Services does not have the facility to conduct interventional angiography.

Referral Criteria

Please include all of the minimum referral requirements and:

-  LFT, FBC, TFT, fasting lipid profile (includes HDL, LDL), electrolytes

-  Exercise tolerance

-  Results of any recent cardiac investigations if available (ECG, ECHO, stress test, chest x-ray)

-  Medical history

-  Significant symptoms e.g. syncope, pre-syncope, palpitations, clamminess

Mater Adult Referral Form

Referrals can be sent by:

Secure messaging           Medical Objects:   HM4101000R8

                                     HealthLink EDI:      materref                                                                                             

Fax                                07 3163 8548

Referral Categorisation

Available appointments are provided to our patients based on clinical priority

This should be used as a general guideline only – categorisation will be based on the individual referral.


- Unstable Angina

- Increasing frequency of ischaemic chest pain or chest pain at rest

- Severe valvular disease

- Cardiac syncope

- Class IV heart failure

- Patients with multiple identified risk factors

- Class III heart failure and increasing symptoms of heart failure

- Arrhythmias

- Stable coronary heart disease and heart failure

- Reviews


Mater endeavours to see all priority patients within 30 days from GP referral Mater endeavours to see all semi urgent patients within 3 months from GP referral Mater endeavours to see all routine referrals within 12 months from GP referral


Our Specialists

Dr Karam Kostner Director of Cardiology
Dr Adrian Chong Cardiologist
Dr Przemek Palka Cardiologist
Dr Sandhir Bhawan Prasad Cardiologist


Bulk Billed Clinics

Mater Health Services offers patients the opportunity to attend bulk billed clinics. To provide your patient with the opportunity to attend a bulk billed specialist clinic, please provide a named referral to one of our specialists listed above.

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss a referral, including clinical criteria, or update the status of a current patient please contact our priority GP phone line on 07 3163 2200 

Content reviewed 23/12/15


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