Heart failure makes patients feel short of breath, and half of heart failure is due to a weak heart and the other half is due to a stiff heart. The HFPEF Clinic is the only Victorian service which manages patients with this second type of heart failure.
Clinical service overview
The HFPEF Clinic is a comprehensive clinic to diagnose, evaluate and treat patients with HFPEF, previously known as diastolic heart failure.
In view of the limited traditional treatment options available, this clinic provides a streamlined, structured assessment and confirmation of the diagnosis using echocardiography and gold standard exercise right heart catheterisation.
The clinic is intrinsically linked to the internationally renowned research program led by Professor David Kaye, and patients are offered early access to breaking trials of new drugs and devices available. The clinic is designed to complement the care provided by the patient’s general practitioner and cardiologist, working in concert to provide advice regarding evaluation and management.
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Refer your patient
Fax referral to us
We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service.
All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients requiring immediate assessment should be sent to the Emergency & Trauma Centre.
To refer your patient, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the service Registrar to discuss the case.
To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results.
If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the service Registrar on call on (03) 9076 2000.
- Referral enquiries (03) 9076 3263
- Referral enquiries (03) 9076 6525
- Referral fax (03) 9076 2461
- Referral enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Prof David Kaye: Cardiology
- A/Prof Justin Mariani: Cardiology
- Dr Boyoun Choi: Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
- Dr Shane Nanayakkara: Cardiology
On the doctor’s behalf, Alfred Health can bulk bill the cost of the consultation for some services through Medicare. This means there is no out of pocket expense to the patient.
MBS-billed services require a current referral. Provide your patient with a 12 month referral to see the specialist of your choice at the requested clinic.
Referrals must be addressed to a named specialist or the Head of service, listed at the top of this page. Clinic consultants are listed on every clinic page.
Note that from time to time, your patient may be seen by another specialist in the clinic, in order to expedite their treatment.