Cardiac services

Problems with the heart and circulatory system are the most common forms of serious illness in Australia. Epworth Geelong provides a comprehensive range of cardiac and cardiothoracic services.

We care for our patients from initial presentation through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and rehabilitation, if required. Support and education is provided upon discharge.

Cardiac services and conditions treated:

  • aneurysm
  • angina
  • atrial fibrillation
  • cardiac arrest
  • coronary artery spasm
  • coronary heart disease
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • familial hypercholesterolaemia (high cholesterol)
  • heart attack
  • heart failure
  • high blood pressure
  • palpitations
  • rehabilitation

Catheter Laboratories

Epworth Geelong has two catheter laboratories, providing high quality diagnostic and interventional facilities for the treatment of cardiac and vascular diseases.

Catheter services and conditions treated:

  • transluminal balloon angioplasty
  • digital subtraction angiography
  • transluminal stent insertion
  • endoluminal graft insertion
  • embolisation
  • vascular access
  • nephrostomy
  • biliary stent
  • fistulagram
  • thrombosis
  • IVC filter insertion/retrieval
  • IVUS-Intravascular ultrasound
  • fractional flow reserve
  • valvuloplasty
  • cardiac rhythm management
  • pacemaker Insertion – AICD (defib) and biventricular
  • sirtex – injection of radioactive beads for the treatment of carcinoma
  • chemoembolism
  • drug eluting balloon insertion

Recommended Specialists

Dr Catherine
Jaworski

Specialty

Cardiology

Hospital

Epworth Geelong

About

Dr Jaworski is a consultant Cardiologist with dual sub-specialty training in Interventional Cardiology and Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging. She graduated from Monash University in 2004 with honours in both MBBS and BioMedSc. She completed her basic and advanced training in Cardiology at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, gaining fellowship of RACP in 2012. Following this she undertook an advanced multimodal imaging Fellowship focusing on cardiac MRI, cardiac CT and echocardiography at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

She spent 2013 and 2014 working in the UK where she was selected as the Interventional Fellow at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, the largest specialist heart hospital in the United Kingdom. During this high volume fellowship, she practiced at the cutting edge of complex Interventional Cardiology. She enjoys ongoing participation in clinical research and has published a number of papers in the highest impact cardiology journals. Cathy is passionate about the care of her patients and is interested in all aspects of clinical cardiology. She has a particular focus on coronary intervention and the treatment of angina.

Consulting Address

Heart Health Geelong
6.7
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Qualifications

  • MBBS

Dr Mark
Perrin

Specialty

Cardiology

Hospital

Epworth Geelong

About

Dr Perrin is a Cardiologist and heart rhythm specialist (cardiac electrophysiologist) who trained at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, and Ottawa Canada. He completed a PhD at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney, with subsequent post-doctoral research into inherited arrhythmia syndromes at the Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada.

Mark holds a public appointment at the University Hospital, Geelong. His sub-speciality includes the advanced management of atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias with catheter ablation. He also implants a wide range of devices including pacemakers, cardiac resynchronisation devices, and defibrillators.

Consulting Address

Epworth Geelong
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Grenada Medical Practice
88 Meyers Road
Geelong VIC 3220
P: +61 3 5222 3330

Qualifications

  • MBBS(Hons)
  • BSc
  • PhD
  • FRACP