An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. The test provides images of the heart so that we can assess the overall size and function of the heart and the heart valves. In order to perform the test, patients will have to remove the upper layer of their clothing.  This is so that the sonographer or Cardiologist can place the imaging probe at different sites on your chest to image the heart. The test takes around 40 minutes to complete



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Melbourne Heart Rhythm has an international reputation as one of the centers of excellence in cardiac arrhythmia research in Australasia and the world.

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Our Team

Our friendly team are committed to providing excellence in patient care. They are all well qualified and knowledgeable about patients and their cardiac conditions.

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To learn about common arrhythmias and our cardiac procedures, visit  our Cardiovascular Library for more information.

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About Us


Melbourne Heart Rhythm is the arrhythmia service at the Department of Cardiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. We are comprised of a team of highly trained and dedicated health care professionals specializing in heart rhythm management. We have a strong focus on patient education and patient centered care. Our arrhythmia specialists have an international reputation of excellence in arrhythmia research and clinical arrhythmia management.