Over recent years, the range of investigations and treatments available for palpitations, blackouts and other heart rhythm problems has changed dramatically, with increasingly focused specialist training. This gives patients the opportunity to see heart rhythm specialists (cardiac electrophysiologists) who have devoted years of training towards being equipped to personally deliver integrated care across the continuum of non-invasive and invasive tests in addition to medical (tablet), device (pacemaker and defibrillator) and ablation (procedural) therapies for these problems.
Dr Hari Raju offers this level of expert knowledge and care in a fully coordinated and seamless patient-centred manner with his cardiologist colleagues at Macquarie University and Concord Hospitals, in addition to liaising with local cardiologists when consulting at Burwood Cardiology and MedAlliance Albury. He has achieved the highest international qualification in his field: European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Certified Electrophysiology Specialist Level 2 (ECES).
Referrals to Dr Hari Raju for cardiology, electrophysiology, sports cardiology or familial sudden death opinions are accepted by encrypted attachment from this website. Please specify patient contact details, preferred location of consultation and Medicare provider number with your referral; urgent referrals must be confirmed by telephone.
Palpitations, blackouts or dizzy spells can indicate abnormal persistent or intermittent heart rhythms. Consider a specialist opinion and management (including ablation or pacemaker if appropriate) on these symptoms.
Young athletic individuals are the healthiest of us, but still carry a 1 in 300 chance of a potentially dangerous underlying heart condition that may be identified during expert evaluation by a sports cardiologist.
Atrial fibrillation is a common abnormal heart rhythm often identified following a stroke or even by an irregular pulse during a routine medical check. Ablation by an electrophysiologist is the best treatment for symptoms if medications have not helped.
Unexplained premature sudden death is due to an underlying genetic cardiac fault in up to half of all cases. Blood relatives should be assessed by a specialist with comprehensive cardiac testing to ensure there are no surviving family members who remain at risk.