Dr Peter Fahmy is a General Cardiologist with advanced training in Interventional Cardiology. He consults on a range of general cardiology heart services for people who are experience disorders affecting the heart muscle and for people who have concerns about what is happening with their heart. As a General Cardiologist, Dr Fahmy manages and treats cardiology (heart) conditions such as; congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and valvular heart disease. He will diagnose and treat abnormal conditions which may affect the heart and blood vessels, and he manages heart defects in people who were born with heart disease.
General Cardiology Treatments
As a general cardiologist, Dr Fahmy will provide his expert advice to patients’ on a range of cardiovascular conditions, such as:
- Structural Heart Disease
- Heart Valve Disorders
- Irregular Heart Rhythms (known as arrhythmias)
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Coronary Artery Disease
Attending a General Cardiology Appointment
When your GP asks you to see a general cardiologist, it is normal to feel concerned about the appointment. The purpose of this meeting is to learn more about your condition. The next step is to meet with a general cardiologist such as Dr Peter Fahmy. At your first appointment, a general cardiologist will run some non-invasive diagnostic tests – to understand what is occurring with your heart. It is a good idea to ask how much time you need to allocate at this appointment, as it does take some time to run the tests.
Communication with your General Cardiologist and your GP
When your General Practitioner (GP) refers you to a General Cardiologist, your GP will remain an integral part of your cardiovascular team. Your GP is the doctor responsible for the coordination of your care, which may or may not include other specialists’. After your first visit and final diagnosis with Dr Peter Fahmy, it is your GP who will help you manage your condition long term. It is normal for your GP and General Cardiologist to communicate to discuss your treatment plan, and from time to time your GP may contact Dr Fahmy about changes in your condition.
He will run some tests and confirm a diagnosis. Once you and your doctors understand what’s going on with your heart, a personalised treatment plan will be developed to treat your heart condition, and your General Cardiologist and GP will coordinate your care based on your medical history.
The tests may involve:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Chest X-rays
- Echocardiogram (Echo)
- Holter Monitor
- Exercise Stress Testing
- CT of the Heart
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Cardiac Catheterisation and Angiogram
- Electrophysiology Study
When you meet with Dr Peter Fahmy, he will give you a medical diagnosis and talk to you about the best treatment option for your condition. He will provide you with expert advice and follow up with your general practitioner (GP) to ensure they are kept up to date about your health and changes to your treatment.
What to expect
Dr Fahmy is a General Cardiologist who will study your overall health and look at your heart’s structure. He will discuss if any further investigations are needed and explain why more tests are required.
Your general cardiology appointment.
To see Dr Fahmy for a General Cardiology appointment, you must have a valid (in date) referral letter from your GP or a medical specialist.
Please bring your referral with you on the day of your first appointment. We will advise you when you need to bring in a new referral letter.