Dr Reza Moazzeni
Consultant cardiologist and physician md fracp
As a Cardiologist (Heart Specialist) consulting at Westmead and St Leonards, I manage different types of heart disease, including Heart Failure, Heart attack, valvular heart disease, Atrial Fibrillation (AF), Lipid disorders (including Familial Hypercholestrolemia or FH) and etc. There is nothing more rewarding in medicine than being able to “prevent” a devastating disease from happening. Prevention is especially relevant in the field of Cardiology. With tight control of risk factors (like hypertension or diabetes) and following a healthy lifestyle, one can prevent many common and fatal cardiac diseases like heart attacks or heart failure. Witnessing young patients who struggle with the devastating aftermath of a big heart attack is the most potent driving force for me to raise awareness about “prevention”.
Apart from preventive medicine, I am heavily involved with cardiac imaging, including Echocardiogram (Transthoracic and Transesophageal), Stress echocardiogram, CT coronary angiogram (CTCA), and Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) Score interpretation. These are all integral parts of modern cardiology practice.
The central part of my consults revolves around disease discussion and education. I believe patients need to be fully aware of their diagnosis and how medical therapy and lifestyle changes can alter their disease. This awareness is a vital motivating factor for my patients to actively participate in their health management and adhere to medical therapy.
I am a visiting Cardiologist at Westmead Private and Sydney Adventist Hospitals and consult in English and Persian (Farsi). I enjoy teaching and publishing educational materials for the general public and health care providers in various forms like videos on my YouTube Channel and articles on my Blog.
Stress test (usually walking on Treadmill) combined with an echocardiogram (echo) to assess and screen for a wide range of complaints including chest pain, shortness of breath and arrhythmias. I supervise every single stress echocardiogram as it provides crucial information about patients’ symptoms and complaints. Depending on the results, further investigations like CT Coronary Angiogram or Invasive Angiogram may be required. Read More…
In my opinion, the most valuable service a cardiologist or clinician can offer is their “clinical ability” and judgment. Numerous tests and interventions could be listed here. Still, doctor and patient communication is at the core of a clinical visit. After the consultation and physical exam, a few tests are at the centre of the cardiac diagnosis. These include ECG, Echocardiogram, stress echocardiogram and CT Coronary Angiogram or Coronary Calcium Score.
Echocardiogram has been at the core of Cardiology for over 40 years. It is an ultrasound of the heart which provides valuable information about cardiac function and structure. An echocardiogram can be extremely helpful in clarifying the cause of frequent complaints like shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain and many more. An echocardiogram could quickly diagnose common conditions like heart failure, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, and many more. Read More…