Cardiology

Cardiology services at Rotorua and Taupō Hospitals

What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the medical specialty that diagnoses and treats disorders and diseases of the heart including congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart valve problems and heart failure.

Our team

Lakes DHB Cardiology is a specialist service provided within Internal Medicine.

We are a small team made up of two cardiologists, cardiac nurse specialists and cardiac physiologists.

Consultants

Dr Peace Tamuno - Cardiologist

Dr Chris Nunn - Cardiologist

Dr Ahmad Nizar - Cardiologist

Cardiac Nurse Specialists: Paula Broughton, Andrea Colby and Rosli Paul

Cardiac Physiologists

What we do

We provide specialist medical support for cardiac inpatients as well as running regular outpatient clinics and cardiac diagnostic tests.

Cardiac nurse specialists provide flexible support to patients including home visits, follow up information and education around how to live well with your condition.

They also run the following outpatient clinics:

  • Heart Failure Clinics - run by cardiac nurses under supervision by a specialist physician
  • Cardiac Rehab Clinics - run by cardiac nurses for patients following heart attacks and heart surgery
  • Clinical Trials 

Our cardiac physiologists run Pacemaker Clinics at Rotorua and Taupō Hospitals, in collaboration with the cardiologists, and perform all ECG tests.

Contact

Phone: (07) 343 8787 or 0272757781

Email: cardiac.nurses@lakesdhb.govt.nz