Perth Cardio in the Media

COVID-19 Announcement

Monday, March 23, 2020

Dear patients and healthcare colleagues,

Providing ongoing care in the safest possible manner for patients and colleagues is our utmost priority during these unprecedented times. Although we may need to change the way we do things, the extraordinary care we provide continues stronger than ever.

To minimise risks for our patients and staff, we're adhering to State and Commonwealth health recommendations. In addition, we're leading the way and moving towards telehealth consultations for ALL consult clinics. This ensures the required cardiology care is available for patients without them needing to leave the comfort of their home, and any patient that requires a physical visit to our clinics are kept as safe as possible.

For patients requiring to be seen in our cardiac testing clinics, we are working tirelessly to ensure the risks of COVID-19 are minimised for both patients and staff. We thank you for your understanding and for working with us to keep our patients and health colleagues safe. If you have any concerns at all, or require additional support, please reach out.

Now Delivering Cardiology Services Across the Kimberley Region

Monday, November 20, 2017

We, at Perth Cardiovascular Institute, are so proud to be working with WACHS-Kimberley with the intention to deliver outstanding cardiology services, and associated health outcomes, across the Kimberley region.

As a Group of 15 world class Cardiologists, with a strong public and private health presence, we’re focused on providing outstanding care with an ethical, thoughtful and sustainable approach at all time. Our doctors are leaders in sub-specialised cardiology fields such as Cardiac Imaging, Electrophysiology, Advanced Heart Failure, Structural Heart and Valvular Implantations, Angioplasty and other Interventional Procedures.

Ultimately, we believe that if the needs of your primary healthcare providers are taken care of to the best of our understanding and capacity, and the communication and information flow facilitates the best follow up care and decision making for patients, then we can help deliver optimal outcomes for the region.

Some ways we will do this:

  • Drs Jamie Rankin and Nik Stoyanov will alternate visits ensuring continuity of care and relationships. Jamie Rankin is the Head of Cardiology at Fiona Stanley Hospital and has a longstanding commitment to remote and Aboriginal health. They have a combination of subspecialties that include heart failure, arrhythmia and structural/valvular heart disease;
  • Strong connection with Perth public hospitals;
  • Our Cardiology Connect service is a 24/7 on-call support line, that allows doctors to speak directly with a consultant for advice or a second opinion regarding ECG’s;
  • Cardiac testing reports will be supplied electronically within two business days of the test being performed;
  • Telehealth shared care appointments will be made available for suitable patients, minimising waiting times across the service;
  • A dedicated resource will provide a central point of contact for all booking, referral and waitlist queries; and
  • We have a commitment to education and will work to help upskill Kimberley doctors and health workers in cardiology areas.

While new to the Kimberley region, and aware of the effort we need to make to ensure we understand the environment, we are ready to rise and meet the challenges associated with that. We are committed to minimising the differences between metropolitan and rural/regional/remote patients when it comes to receiving exceptional care and experience.

Life-saving jolt for heart patients - The West Australian

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Cardiologist Jay Baumwol received mentioned in The West Australian, 30 September 2017. Download and read the whole article about LifeVest external defibrillators.

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Dr Baumwol interviewed about the release of Entresto

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Perth Cardio's Dr Jay Baumwol was interviewed by Channel 7, Channel 9, and ABC radio regarding the release of a new medication called Entresto. Entresto is for the treatment of systolic heart failure. More details about the release can be viewed in the clip below courtesy of Channel 9 News Perth.

Source: 9 News Perth

DR Jay Baumwol



Dr Baumwol is a consultant Cardiologist at Fiona Stanley Hospital, St John of God Murdoch, and a member of the West Australian Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Service. He completed his medical degree with honours in Perth and then furthered his Cardiology training in Sydney and Toronto, Canada before returning home.
Dr Baumwol's approach to clinical care prioritises his patiens' understanding of their condition, treatment options and management plan. 

His interests include echocardiography, the management of heart failure, and general cardiology including the assessment of chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations.

He currently consults from our Murdoch and Rockingham sites.

Perth Cardio Move to Midland Health Precinct

Monday, February 01, 2016

Perth Cardio has moved to the heart of the new medical precinct in Midland. The clinic, located at 6 Centennial Place, across the road from the new Midland Hospital, is conveniently open every day and offers world-class cardiology care, consultation and testing.


  • Cardiology Consultation
  • Echo
  • ECG
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Stress Echo
  • Exercise Stress Testing
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

To Make an Appointment

Bookings: (08) 6314 6833
Address: 6 Centennial Place, Midland (across the road from the new Midland Hospital)

Leaders in Cardiology

Internationally recognised heart failure expert and Professor of Cardiology, Gerry O’Driscoll has been consulting in Midland for more than 18 years. Now Dr Nik Stoyanov has joined to provide regular consulting and pacemaker clinics, adding to the level of expertise and care available at our new Midland clinic.

Gerry O’Driscoll



Dr Gerry O'Driscoll is the inaugural Professor of Cardiology at the University of Notre Dame, Western Australia. Widely published, he has a long-standing interest in research and teaching, has served on national committees in clinical cardiology and is a reviewer for a number of international medical & scientific journals. As an internationally recognised expert in the management of heart failure, Professor O'Driscoll has been involved in the development of mechanical circulatory support devices. He led the West Australian Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplant Services from its establishment in 1994 until 2010.

He currently consults from our Nedlands, Midland and Mount Lawley sites.

Nik Stoyanov



Dr Nik Stoyanov graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2003. He completed his Cardiology training at Royal Perth Hospital, including 12 months at the Advanced heart failure and transplant Unit. He subsequently completed 18 months of subspecialty training in Electrophysiology and Pacing at both Royal Perth Hospital and a further 2 years at the Ottawa Heart Institute, Ontario, Canada. Apart for establishing his practice.

He currently consults from our Murdoch, Nedlands and Midland sites.

Dr Susan Kuruvilla Story in Australian Doctor, December 2015

Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Dr Kuruvilla's article titled A cardiomyopathy not to be missed was published in the Australian Doctor magazine. You can read the full article by downloading the PDF.

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Dr Amit Shah Story in Australian Doctor, August 2015

Friday, October 02, 2015

Published in the Australian Doctor magazine, Dr Shah provides insight about how a patient’s relative youth and lack of prior heart history obfuscate the correct diagnosis. Read the full article by downloading the PDF.

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Dr Rob Larbalestier from WA's Transplant Unit Speaks on 720ABC Perth Radio

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dr Gerald Yong - Cover Story in Medicus Magazine, April 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Perth Cardio's Dr Gerald Yong was recently published in the April edition of Medicus magazine, the journal of the AMA (WA). The article discusses in detail TAVI: Catheter-based Aortic Valve Replacement. Download the full article here.

Dr Michael Davis - How best to evaluate symptoms suggestive of coronary disease.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Perth Cardio's Dr Michael Davis covers how best to evaluate symptoms suggestive of coronary disease. The article was published in the April edition of Medicus magazine,the journal of the AMA (WA). Download the full article below.

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