Dr Peter Fahmy
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Dr Peter Fahmy is an Interventional Cardiologist with rooms in Sydney at Bella Vista (Norwest) and Greater Western Sydney (Blue Mountains). If you need a referral and would like to make an appointment, please download the referral form by clicking this link. Once the form has downloaded please print it out and take it to your GP or doctor to complete. You can make your appointment today while waiting for a referral letter from your general practitioner or specialist.
Dr Fahmy’s rooms are located on level 2, Building C, Medical Suite 203, at Norwest Private Hospital, Bella Vista.
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TAVI (Tranascatheter Aortic Valve Insertion)
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is sometimes called angioplasty with a stent. PCI is a non-surgical procedure that uses a catheter to place a stent in the heart’s blood vessel that has been narrowed by plaque build-up. Adjunctive imaging is sometimes used to further assist in a coronary intervention such as Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).
This diagnostic imaging allows Interventional Cardiologists such as Dr Fahmy to see inside a coronary artery in real-time. The sound waves help to explore the blood vessels and assess various conditions. These tests are beyond routine imaging methods available with your GP, such as Coronary Angiography or non-invasive Multislice CT scans. The IVUS and OCT test provide heart specialists with detailed information to diagnose and treat.
Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) can add value to angiography as a diagnostic and/or intervention tool for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) guidance.
Rotablation (for Coronary Artery Disease)
Rotablation is a procedure that attempts to “bore out” a narrowing in a coronary artery that might not otherwise respond to stenting. Rotablation is the treatment option for high-surgical-risk elderly patients who have heavily calcified left-main coronary lesions.
Intravascular Ultrasound (or IVUS) lets cardiologists see inside a coronary artery in real time, yielding information beyond routine imaging methods such as coronary angiography or non-invasive Multislice CT scans.
ASD and PFO closures Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
The heart is divided into four chambers. The upper chambers are called the right and left atria. The lower chambers are the right and left ventricles. In fetal circulation, the foramen ovale is an opening that allows blood to bypass the lungs and go directly from the right atria to the left atria. Shortly after birth, the higher pressure in the left atria and the lower pressure in the right atria causes permanent closure of the foramen ovale in the majority of people. A PFO occurs when the opening does not close. This opening can allow blood to pass from the right atria to the left atria. Many times a PFO is not discovered until adulthood.
PFO’s are suspected to be a cause of cryptogenic stroke (a stroke that cannot be linked to a specific cause). Some research suggests there may be a link between PFO’s and migraine headaches.
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
An ASD is a hole in the part of the septum that separates the atria—the upper chambers of the heart. This heart defect allows oxygen-rich blood from the left atrium to flow into the right atrium instead of flowing to the left ventricle as it should. Many children who have ASDs have few if any, symptoms.
DIschemic Heart Disease
Ischemic heart disease occurs when there is reduced blood supply to the heart.
Structural Heart Disease (SHD)
- People are born with the disease – i.e. a hole within the chambers of the heart
- They acquire SHD through wear and tear – i.e. a tight or leaky heart valve.
- Slow heartbeat (bradycardia).
- Fast heartbeat (tachycardia).
- Irregular heartbeat (flutter or fibrillation).
- Early heartbeat (premature contraction).