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DR STEVEN Kypraios’ private practice clinic at Sunshine Coast Cardiology, on the campus of the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, provides a complete range of diagnostic testing for heart disease, including a state of the art echocardiography service, which includes stress echocardiography testing.

A cardiologist is a doctor with special training and skill in diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

One of the main skills cardiologists offer is the selection and performance of heart testing for the detection of heart disease. The first step in the accurate and safe detection of heart disease with testing is to choose the correct test. This requires knowledge of the advantages and limitations of the various cardiac tests available. An incorrect choice of cardiac test can lead to unnecessary expense, misleading results in diagnosis, unnecessary invasive procedures and in some instances injury to the patient. Testing of the heart depends on a highly skilled and experienced cardiologist and cardiac technologist, requiring a thorough working knowledge of the equipment and techniques required to obtain the diagnostic information, the limitations and pitfalls of interpretation, and an in-depth clinical knowledge and experience in treating heart disease, to ensure accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment decisions. Dr Kypraios is a qualified and experienced clinical and interventional cardiologist, skilled in the detection and treatment of heart disease, who has been practicing on the Sunshine Coast since 2006.

His private practice, Sunshine Coast Cardiology, provides a comprehensive suite of testing for cardiac patients including echocardiography, stress testing, stress echocardiography, Holter monitoring, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and pacemaker and defibrillator testing and follow up. “Cardiac tests are best selected, performed and interpreted by qualified heart specialists in my opinion,” Dr Kypraios said.

“A heart specialist has the experience and expertise in guiding the detection

and treatment of heart disease. “Interpretation of the cardiac testing information and treatment of cardiac problems is what we cardiologists do every day.”

All testing is performed at SCC’s modern practice suite at Nucleus Medical Suites on the campus of the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital. “You heart is a vital organ, if you have actual or suspected heart disease, you should trust your heart testing and care to a cardiologist, your expert in heart disease diagnosis and management,” he said.

Published in the “Healthguide Sunshine Coast” December 2012