Dr David Coles and Ms Carmel Bumpus, RN performing diagnostic coronary angiography in the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory.

The Department of Cardiology at Canberra Hospital is the tertiary diagnostic and therapeutic centre for acute and chronic cardiac diseases.

Phone us on (02) 6244 2178 or 6244 2371.

Cardiac conditions

The Cardiology department at Canberra Hospital cares for patients with a range of cardiac conditions both acute and chronic cardiac disease such as:

  • Ishaemic Heart disease
  • Valve disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Arrhythmias
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

Our services

We provide a comprehensive suite of diagnostic and treatment facilities including non invasive diagnostic facilities, cardiac catheterisation and angiography and a wide range of interventional cardiac and vascular procedures

Our Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory has two state of art angiography suites manned by a team of experienced cardiac nurses and open 24 x 7.

The lab is supported by a six bed Day Ward and a dedicated Coronary Care Unit with 16 beds (11 in Acute & 5 in Subacute) in addition to 4 beds in the General Ward. This is complemented by a battery of qualified Cardio Vascular Technicians who conduct various cardiac diagnostic investigations round the clock.

The catheterisation lab conducts pre-admission clinics 3 days in a week in the afternoons -Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Cardiac intervention

  • Cardiac catheterisation & Coronary Angiography
  • DC cardioversion
  • Angioplasty
  • Insertion of intra aortic ballon
  • Transophageal echocardiography
  • Insertions of Pacemakers, Automated cardioinverter & defibrillators
  • Closure of ASD & PFO
  • Cardiothoracic surgery

Non-invasive investigation

  • Echocardiograms
  • Exercise Stress
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • 24 Holter Monitor

Cardiology Outpatients

Opening hours - Mondays to Fridays 8.30am to 5pm.


  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Pacemaker & Defibrillator Clinic
  • Cardiac Pre-admissions Clinic
  • Cardiac Rehab Clinic
  • Cardiology Research Trials Clinic

Outpatient instructions

Cardiology Patient's instructions


Cardiology OPD
Level 3, Building 1,
Canberra Hospital
Yamba Drive,
Woden ACT 2605


Fax (02) 6244 2293
Tel (02) 6244 2178 or 6244 2371

Director of Cardiology

Dr Ren Tan


  • Prof Walter Abhayaratna FRACP, FACC, DrPH
  • ​Dr Muayad Alasady MBBS, FRACP, PhD
  • Dr Christopher Allada, FRACP
  • Dr Ahmad Farshid, FRACP, DDU
  • Dr Kashif Kalam, MBBS, FRACP
  • Dr Darryl McGill, BSc, PhD, FRACP, DDU
  • Dr Kris Nowakowski MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ
  • Dr Simon O'Connor, FRACP, DDU
  • Dr Moyazur Rahman, FRACP

As per guidelines, a referral is required to see a Specialist. Patients are advised to bring in results of all available cardiac investigations, medications and relevant medical images (Chest X-rays, Cardiac MRI) or recent blood test.

However, be aware that the Cardiologist may request patients for repeat of some of these investigations. Patients who are seeing the Cardiologist for the first time need not necessarily have undergone cardiac investigations and will be advise to do so post their consultation.

Being a public hospital, we bulk bill and patients are advised to please bring in their latest Medicare, Veteran Affair (white/gold) cards while coming for appointments. Patients having private insurance need to bring in their Private Insurance Card and will be billed accordingly as per rules of the hospital.