Taking care of your heart

SUNSHINE Coast Cardiology director Dr Steven Kypraios is a clinical and interventional cardiologist with specialist skills in heart disease testing and treatment.

He performs diagnostic echocardiography and stress echo testing, angioplasty and stenting, and pacemaker implantation.

His practice is located on the campus of the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital at Buderim, where he is a visiting specialist, and the clinical director of the cardiac catheter laboratories.

“The best person to evaluate you for heart disease is a heart specialist,” Dr Kypraios said. When your cardiac testing is performed at Sunshine Coast Cardiology, test information is integrated with clinical informa- tion to formulate an accurate diagnosis and management plan.

“Our cardiac sonographer is specialised in cardiac ultrasound imaging and works closely with me to produce accurate and relevant testing information for my patients.

“I appreciate that many of my patients are genuinely worried when they come to see me for a consultation about their heart.

“I like to take the time to explain test results to my patients in a manner that is easy to understand and to answer any questions they may have,” Dr Kypraios said.

Sunshine Coast Cardiology offers open access testing to referring doctors.

GPs can directly request any of the available testing services. This approach has the added benefit of clinical decision support for referring general practitioners, as all tests are supervised and reported by Dr Kypraios.

The practice rooms are state of the art, with a modern, spacious and comfortable interior.

Patients are greeted and assisted by practice staff who approach their role in a helpful and sensitive manner. “I enjoy receiving compliments from patients and doctors who call in to make appointments and are impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of our staff.”

Sunshine Coast Cardiology provides comprehensive cardiac testing services, so that patients are looked after from initial consultation, to cardiac testing, to diagnosis and treatment.

“People do not need to travel to Brisbane for cardiac care, as we have it all right here on the Coast,” he said. Suite 15, Nucleus Medical Suites 23 Elsa Wilson Drive, Buderim Phone 5444 6003 or visit sccardiology.com.au