Southern Cross Heart Institute



Southern Cross’ hospital in Hamilton is the home of Southern Cross Heart Institute, offering a range of cardiology services delivered in a state-of-the-art, purpose built interventional cardiology suite.

The Azurion system installed at the centre is one of the most advanced of its kind available in the world and boasts fusion of digital 

X-Ray technology, CT scan and 3D ultrasound (echocardiography) of the heart in real time.

Southern Cross Heart Institute brings together a highly skilled team of independent medical specialists at Southern Cross’ Hamilton hospital, offering a full range of diagnostic and interventional cardiology services under one roof.

A wide range of diagnostic and interventional cardiology treatments offered includes:

• Consultations, ECGs, holter monitors, ETT, CTCA and TAVI CT

• Echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) TTE / TOE

• Cardioversions

• Management and treatment of hypertension, atrial fibrillation and other cardiovascular conditions

• Diagnostic coronary angiography and coronary angioplasty, iFR / FFR / IVUS

• Treatment of adult congenital heart disease – atrial septal defect (ASD), patent foramen ovale (PFO), ventricular septal defect (VSD), coarctation of aorta

• HOCM – treatment of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. TESA – transcatheter ethanol septal ablation

• TAVI (Trans catheter Aortic Valve Implantation) – minimally invasive treatment of aortic stenosis

• Mitral Clip – minimally invasive treatment of mitral regurgitation

• LAA (Left Atrial Appendage closure) for prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

Southern Cross Heart Institute's specialist team includes:


Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati
MB ChB 1995 Otago; FRACP 2004
Cardiologist - Coronary Intervention.
Dr Rajesh Karunakaran Nair
MB BS 1998 Kerala; MRCP (UK) 2001; CCT (UK) (Cardio) 2010; FRACP 2012
Cardiologist - Structural Intervention & Cardiac Imaging.
Dr Pranesh Jogia
MB ChB 1998 Auckland; FJFICM 2007; FRACP 2010
Cardiologist, Intensive Care Specialist & Cardiac Imaging.
Dr Dilesh Jogia
MB ChB 1993 Auckland; FRACP 1999
General Cardiology & Cardiac Imaging.

Southern Cross Heart Institute

21 Von Tempsky Street 
Hamilton East
Hamilton 
3216

Tel:  (07) 959 5651
Email: referrals@schi.co.nz

Healthlink EDI: schheart

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