Dr Reza Moazzeni
I am a Cardiologist consulting at Westmead. I see a wide variety of patients with many different complaints. During my training and practice years, I have gained extensive experience managing heart failure and cardiac valvular disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, complicated cases of dyspnea (breathlessness), and Coronary Artery Disease (Heart Attack).
My main areas of interest are imaging and preventive cardiology. As an imaging cardiologist, I am heavily involved with Echocardiogram (Transthoracic and Transesophageal), Stress echocardiogram and CT coronary angiogram (CTCA). These investigations are an integral part of modern cardiology practice. If done correctly and interpreted meticulously, along with physical exam and history, they can elucidate the cause of the patients’ complaints.
Preventive Cardiology is undoubtedly an area that I am heavily involved with. Various heart diseases can be prevented by controlling risk factors and lifestyle modifications, including exercise and healthy diet.
As a preventive cardiologist, I engage with my patients to change their lifestyles, mainly to prevent strokes and heart attacks. I guide them to explore various lifestyle changes and medications to reduce cardiovascular disease risk.
The two integral parts of my consults revolve around patient discussion and education. People need to know what a diagnosis means, how a medication may help, and why specific lifestyle changes can improve life quality. They need to make meaningful contributions to their own healthy lifestyle—which can be a challenging task. I try to provide them with the resources and information to achieve that.
I am a visiting Cardiologist at Westmead Private and Sydney Adventist Hospitals and consult in English and Persian (Farsi). I enjoy teaching and creating educational materials for general public and care providers in easy and understandable language, mainly on my Blog.
Stress test (usually walking on Treadmill) combined with echocardiogram (echo) to asses and screen for wide range of cardiac abnormalities.
In my opinion, the essence and most important part of the visit. This is where the most valuable information regarding the likely pathology, i.e., your symptoms are gathered. A meticulous and thorough history taking and physical exam is the key to guide further investigations and treatment.
An imaging modality, performed for suspected problems with the valves or chambers of the heart or if heart problems are the cause of symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain.