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Clinics & services

Heart disease

Heart disease

We care for and treat people with all forms of heart disease.

About us

The Department of Cardiology has a strong clinical, teaching and research focus.

We provide services for the diagnosis, medical treatment and rehabilitation of heart disease.

We also provide surgical treatments in our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation laboratories. Find out more about heart treatments.

Our comprehensive Heart Failure Service involves a specialist Heart Function Clinic, exercise rehabilitation programs at both the hospital and in regional community health centres, and heart failure nurses undertaking regular home visits.

We have a 33-bed acute ward at Austin Hospital. Our clinics are held at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.

Our services

We provide the following services:

  • Cardiac tests and monitoring
  • Comprehensive heart failure service
  • Cardiac rehabilitation program for patients with coronary heart disease
  • A telephone-based, risk management program (COACH) for all patients discharged after acute coronary syndromes

Our clinics

We run a wide range of heart-related clinics.

Find out more about our clinics on Heart treatments.


For patients

In an emergency, call 000 and ask for an ambulance.

Otherwise, you need a referral from a GP, specialist or other health professional to access this service.

For health professionals

Address referrals to Prof Omar Farouque, Director, Cardiology.

A request for admission indicates a high degree of urgency.

For urgent referrals, call Switchboard on 03 9496 5000 and ask for the Cardiology registrar.

Contact us


Phone: 03 9496 5527

Fax: 03 9496 6630

Open hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm


Ward 5 North
Level 5, Austin Tower
Austin Hospital 
145 Studley Rd 
Heidelberg VIC 3084

Postal address

Austin Health
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg Victoria 3084