There is a Cardiac Inherited Disease Service at Waikato that covers the whole of the Midland Region; this service is in conjunction with the Cardiac Inherited Disease Group (CIDG).
CIDG is a New Zealand National multidisciplinary group made up of specialist cardiologists, molecular and clinical geneticists, pathologists, nurses and genetic counsellors and associated professional staff whose main aim is to prevent sudden cardiac death due to inherited heart conditions in the young.
CIDG aims to facilitate screening of at risk individuals and families, and to provide education to individuals, families and health professionals about cardiac inherited disease and risk of sudden death, and to develop national best practice guidelines to enhance professional practice in this field.
Mandy Graham is the Cardiac Inherited Disease Nurse Coordinator who facilitates patients and families affected by Cardiac Inherited Disease, Sudden Cardiac Death in Young People and Unexplained Resuscitated Sudden Death. Mandy works alongside all cardiologists in the Midland Region, specifically Dr Martin Stiles, clinical lead of Cardiac Inherited Diseases in Waikato Hospital.
The service is based on the Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus and Clinics are held in the Meade Clinical Centre. Although the Cardiac Inherited Disease Coordinator covers the whole of the midland region and can organise local clinic’s for patients in the region.
Waikato Hospital Operator: (07) 839 8899 for all services and departments
Referrals from medical staff are made in writing to Dr Martin Stiles or Mandy Graham.