Dr Stirling Carlsen
The Cardiac Centre welcomes Dr Stirling Carlsen, Cardiologist specialising in Echocardiography, Stress Echo Consultation (including Dobutamine) and trans-oesophageal Echocardiography to the practice.
Dr Carlsen graduated with Honours in Medicine from the University of Newscastle in 1998. He subsequently completed his FRACP in Cardiology at the Flinders Medical Centre and in December 2009completed his Fellowship in Clinical Echocardiography. During his Fellowship, Dr Carlsen performed over 500 trans-esophogeal Echocardiograms and approximately 2000 Stress Echo Consultations (both exercise and Dobutamine). In addition to these he has also been involved with providing intra-operative TOE guidance for valve replacements, PFO and
ASD closures and for the developing area of percutaneous aortic valve replacements.
Dr Carlsen's additional interests include the use of contrast Echocardiography for better assessment of ejection fraction, wall motion abnormalities and LV thrombus in those patients with poor image quality and 3D TOE assessment of mitral valve pathology. Dr Carlsen will be consulting at John Flynn Hospital, Tugun, Pindara Private Hospital, Benowa and Ballina Day Surgery, Ballina.
In addition, Dr Carlsen will be providing Echocardiography and Stress Echocardiograpy (including Dobutamine) services at Tugun and Benowa.
Dr Carlsen with his patient
Stress ECG 2
Patient doing stress Echo