After my visit
A nurse will discuss any specific care arrangements with you on discharge from Sutherland Heart Clinic. Your doctor will also discuss with you any follow up appointments and care arrangements prior to discharge. If you require any further treatment, this will be discussed with you at your discharge to action after your visit.
If the doctor who performed your procedure is not the doctor who referred you, then a full report of findings and recommendations will be forwarded to your doctor a few days after your procedure.
When to resume driving
You will be advised on discharge when you can resume driving. Please ensure you confirm this with staff prior to discharge.
The general guideline is no driving for 24 hours after most procedures. However some procedures require no driving for up to two weeks (e.g. pacemakers insertion). Please check with your doctor prior to discharge.
When to resume flying
You will be advised on discharge when you are cleared to fly. Patients are generally advised not to fly on the day of their procedure, but please speak to staff about instructions related to your specific procedure.
Please be aware that some airlines may place restrictions on patients flying after certain procedures, such as angioplasty and stent insertion. Please discuss your particular situation with staff prior to, or on the day of your procedure so forward bookings can be made, as needed.
If you need to participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program – we will let you know before you are discharged. These services are available through the Healthy Heart program, which can be contacted on tel: 02 9540 7309.
Questions or concerns
Open hours & emergency contact
Sutherland Heart Clinic is open Monday to Friday during normal business hours. We can be contacted on tel: 02 9540 8555.
If you have an urgent need outside of business hours, then follow the after-hours instructions from your doctor’s rooms, contact an after-hours GP service or present to an emergency department. In the event of an emergency, please call 000.