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Charles Clinic has developed a reputation for comprehensive, personalised and compassionate service.

Diagnostic Services:

  • Echocardiogram
  • Exercise Stress Echocardiogram
  • Holter Monitor
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor
  • Electrocardiogram – ECG
  • Tilt Table Test


No preparation required

Duration: 45-60 minutes

A comprehensive non-invasive test that uses ultrasound to assess details of the heart’s structure, such as the valves, dimensions and resting function of the heart.

Stress Echocardiogram

Avoid large meals, caffeine, smoking and alcohol prior to the test. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear for walking.

Duration: Approx 30 minutes

While exercising on a treadmill, heart activity, breathing and blood pressure are monitored. Ultrasound images of the heart are performed before and immediately after exercise and analysed. This test may be used to detect blocked coronary arteries, abnormal heart rhythms or to determine safe levels of exercise.

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

No preparation required

Duration: Approx 10 minutes

A brief test that records the electrical activity of the heart. It shows abnormal rhythms (arrhythmias), and can sometimes detect heart muscle damage.

Holter Monitor

The monitor will take 15 minutes to fit.

You will not be able to shower or bath with the monitor on.

Please return the monitor the next day.

A small, portable ECG machine records the heart beats over 24 hours of normal activities. The collected information is analysed and evaluated after the test.

Ambulatory Blood Pressure (ABP)

The monitor will take 15 minutes to fit.

You will not be able to shower or bath with the monitor on.

Please return the monitor the next day.

A small portable machine and blood pressure cuff are worn for 24 hours. Blood pressure readings are automatically taken at 30 minute intervals during the day and hourly at night while the patient continues most daily activities.

Tilt Table Test

No food or drink 2 hours prior to test

Duration: Approx 30 minutes

A Tilt Table Test is used to evaluation the cause of unexplained fainting (syncope). The test can help determine if the cause is related to your heart rate or blood pressure.

Who We Are

Our expert doctors are supported by an outstanding group of nationally recognised Cardiologists, providing an exceptional combination of experience and international level, leading technical expertise.

Charles Clinic is the region’s largest provider of Echo and Non-invasive diagnostic services. We are one of the most progressive regional Cardiology practices in Australia and have built a national reputation for innovation and service delivery.

Referral Process

All referrals for our services must be made by your general practitioner or medical specialist.

Referrals are sent to us directly from your doctor.

Once your referral is received by us, it is quickly reviewed and all the necessary consultations and tests arranged. We will contact you by phone, email or post with appointment details. If your doctor considers an urgent consultation or test is required, he or she will contact us directly and arrangements will be made to see you as soon as possible.

We require your address and phone number to make your appointments, therefore it is very important that your personal details are kept up to date at your doctor’s surgery. If your doctor gives you the referral, please contact us.

Our Team

Charles Clinic staff members are dynamic, innovative and focused on providing exceptional care to our patients.

We have a supportive team environment and actively encourage personal development across all our staff.