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Blood Pressure Disorders Clinic

Blood Pressure Disorders Clinic

We diagnose, assess and treat patients with abnormal blood pressure.

What we do

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.

What to expect

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.

What to bring

When you come to hospital for your appointment, you need to bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health care card/concession card (if applicable)
  • Private health insurance details (if applicable/if you want to use it)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
  • Medicines you need to take while you are here
  • List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes) including herbal supplements and vitamins
  • Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame (if applicable)
  • Your blood glucose meter and log book (if applicable)


For patients

You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to access this service.

For health professionals

Refer your patient via Specialist Clinics.

Address referrals to:

  • Professor Albert Frauman
    Director, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Clinical enquiries:

Phone: 03 9496 5000 (ask for the on-call clinical pharmacology registrar)

Contact us

Blood Pressure Disorders Clinic


Phone: 03 9496 2444 (Specialist Clinics)

General enquiries

Phone: 03 9496 5486

Monday to Thursday


Professor Albert Frauman
Director, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics


Specialist Clinics
Ground Floor, Tobruk Building

Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
300 Waterdale Road
Ivanhoe Victoria

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Postal address

Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Austin Hospital
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084