We care for and treat people with Marfan's Syndrome and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
What we do
Marfan's Sydrome is an inherited disorder which affects the connective tissue, such as muscles and nerves, in the body. As connective tissue is found throughout the body, the symptoms are varied and widespread, affecting areas such as the heart, blood vessels, joints, bones and eyes.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is an inherited disorder affecting the heart, thickening the heart muscle, making it stiff and reducing its function.
This clinic can treat the symptoms of these diseases and ensure you receive up-to-date, evidence based therapy.
We also provide genetic counselling and we encourage family members to attend for screening.
How to access this clinic
Referral from your GP
You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you in clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.
What to bring
Every time you come
- Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Previous 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 medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
- Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
For a clinic appointment
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number (if relevant)
|Monday||The Alfred||9.00am - 1.00pm, fortnightly|
|Wednesday||The Alfred||9.00am - 1.00pm, fortnightly|
- Prof Silvana Marasco: Cardiothoracic Surgery & Transplantation
- Dr James Shaw: Cardiology
- Dr Andris Ellims: Cardiology
- A/Prof Justin Mariani: Cardiology