Echocardiogram (Heart Ultrasound)


It can give important clues about the cause of chest pain, breathlessness, dizzy spells or other heart symptoms.

The echocardiogram has become routinely used in the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients with any suspected or known heart disease. It is one of the most widely used diagnostic tests in cardiology.

Having your heart echo performed or reported by your cardiologist at the time of your heart consultation may be more helpful and often allows them to match your symptoms directly with your heart ultrasound findings. Central Heart has the latest high-tech cardiac ultrasound equipment and has been recognised and accredited by Medicare Australia via the Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) Ltd organisation.  Echocardiography is available as an open access GP referred service and is performed in our facility at Kanwal Medical Complex.

Tom’s ability to put patients, who are often anxious, at ease and his ability to really listen and his kind professional manner are his real strengths.

We are very appreciative for Dr Ford's professionalism and experience. We understood the complexity of the procedure required; Dr Ford is a highly competent and skilled cardiologist.

Everything was fantastic, wonderful, informative and very very positively helpful. I couldn’t be more happy with the whole experience and the positive outcome. He is top of his field and also has an excellent bed side banner. I felt relaxed, confident and important.

Very professional and informative excellent service and caring terrific specialist in his field again absolutely excellent.