Cardiac Rehabilitation, Secondary Prevention

Assessment and management of patients post a cardiac diagnosis including post revascularisation, percutaneous coronary intervention and those identified as high risk for cardio vascular disease. Education and supervised exercise programs. Individual support and education.

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Scope

THS Southern Region

Follow up management of acute coronary syndrome, revascularisation, percutaneous coronary intervention, CVD high risk (multiple risk factors), stable heart failure NYHA 1, 11.

The CICC clinic only will see the patients with high risk of cardiovascular disease and those who have had a recent cardiac event including elective percutaneous coronary intervention.

Post sternotomy patients are not seen at the CICC Clinic but at the RHH. 

This clinic is part of RHH Cardiology Services


THS Northern Region: Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Program

The Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Program is part of THS - Northern Region and resides at the LGHs Cardiology Department we liaise with the Northern Integrated Care Services which includes a range of community based chronic disease focused multidisciplinary teams including Pulmonary Rehab, Cardiac Rehab, Diabetes, Self-Management and Complex Care Coordination.

Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation provides care to patients with cardiovascular disease, including those with recent MI, stable angina, coronary angioplasty, coronary bypass, and other cardiac diagnoses. Your end goal would be to help your patients restore and maintain maximum health and prevent complications.

Our Cardiac rehabilitation program provides supervised exercise, education, and support to the patient and their family during the recovery process following cardiac surgery or a heart attack. The World Health Organisation and the National Heart Foundation of Australia recommend that all patients who have had a heart attack, heart surgery, coronary angioplasty / stent or other heart or blood vessel disease, attend an appropriate cardiac rehabilitation as soon as possible after hospital discharge. People who do attend Cardiac Rehabilitation reduce their risk of dying from a heart attack in the following five years.

THS North West Region

Information unavailable at this time.

Emergency conditions

Emergency conditions/symptoms require referral to the emergency department and include (not an exhaustive list):

  • Symptomatic AF/SVT, other life threatening arrhythmias
  • Heart failure NHYA 111, 1V
  • Acute unstable angina

Referral process

A referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians.

Specific requirements are detailed in the individual clinic and condition referral guidelines.

Referrals are registered by the clinic to who they are referred and are triaged according to the specific clinic guidelines.

Emergency patient should be sent directly to the Emergency Department

Clinic Appointments - Appointments are based on clinical priority:

Emergency

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 6405 Fax: (03) 6348 7382
MCH ED – Phone: (03) 6478 5120 Fax: (03) 6426 5115
NWRH ED – Phone: (03) 6493 6340 Fax: (03) 6430 6691
RHH ED - Phone: (03) 6166 6100 Fax: (03) 6222 8919

Urgent / category 1

Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.

We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.

Semi-urgent / category 2

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks

Routine / category 3

Next available appointment

Referral template

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