Warringal Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

3D Transoesphageal Echo Service at Warringal Private Hospital, Heidelberg

A more precise and accurate ultrasound of the heart.

Warringal Private Hospital in Melbourne provides comprehensive cardiac medical, surgical and interventional services that are of a world class standard.

Recently the Cardiovascular Procedure Centre purchased a state-of-the-art, Philips 3D Ultrasound machine (the iE33) for performing Transoesphageal Echos, or TOE’s as they are commonly called, to support the cardiac service within Warringal.


  • when chest walls are particularly thick;
  • during open heart or valve reconstruction surgery;
  • to help better visualise the left atrial appendage when looking for thrombus in patients with atrial fibrillation;
  • further investigations for migraine; and
  • PFO or ASD query

The Cardiovascular Procedure Centre provides a TOE service up to three times per week with different Echo Cardiologists thus ensuring a timely diagnostic service for all of Warringal’s patients.

How to refer patients

The majority of referrals are from cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and neurologists. Our Echo Cardiologists are certainly happy to take referrals directly from GPs. 

Usually patients will attend a cardiologist first and if the need for further investigation is required our Echo Cardiologists would appreciate a Cardiology Request Form. At Otherwise, a letter outlining the purpose of the test and questions being asked is also acceptable. The appropriateness and suitability/safety of each TOE case will be determined by the assessment of an Echo Cardiologist.

3D Transoesphageal Echo Service at Warringal Private Hospital, Heidelberg