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Our expertise is in conditions that affect your blood pressure, such as hypertension and postural hypotension. Postural hypotension is a condition that causes you to faint - it is the most common cause of fainting in the elderly.
Our patients also commonly have other conditions such as diabetes or Parkinson’s disease. We also see younger people who have problems like chronic fatigue syndrome, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
One of the services we provide is ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. This is a test that records your blood pressure over a 24-hour period while you go about your normal routine.
If you have high or low blood pressure that your doctor has found difficult to diagnose or treat, your GP may wish to refer you to one of our clinics for specialist advice and treatment.
All blood pressure disorder clinics are run at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. Clinics run Monday to Thursday.
If you are having ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, you will have 2 appointments on consecutive days. Your first appointment will be with a nurse and the second appointment will be with a consultant. Please allow 30 mins for the 1st appointment and 1 hour for the 2nd appointment. Please wear a loose-fitting top.
When you come to hospital for your appointment, you need to bring:
You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to access this service.
Refer your patient via Specialist Clinics.
Address referrals to:
Phone: 03 9496 5000 (ask for the on-call clinical pharmacology registrar)
Phone: 03 9496 2444 (Specialist Clinics)
Phone: 03 9496 5486
Monday to Thursday
Professor Albert Frauman
Director, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Ground Floor, Tobruk Building
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
300 Waterdale Road
Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084