Dr. Jeff Ball is a co-founder of HeartCare NSW. His main interests are in preventative cardiology and imaging
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Dr Jeff Ball studied Medicine at Liverpool University, UK obtaining an honours degree. He developed an interest in Cardiology whilst working at the Cardiothoracic Centre in Liverpool. He subsequently trained in Cardiology in North West England before a residency in Brisbane, Australia. He returned to the UK to take up a Cardiology post in Leeds. Here he undertook research into echocardiography (ultrasound examination of the heart) and intracoronary ultrasound.
Jeff was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist in Liverpool in 1996 creating a Department of Cardiology at Whiston Hospital. He developed both inpatient and outpatient services and introduced both invasive and non-invasive Cardiology procedures for the first time. In 2003 he returned to Brisbane to a Fellowship under Professor Thomas Marwick, world renowned expert in echocardiography.
In 2013, Jeff moved to the Shoalhaven taking up a post as Consultant Cardiologist at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital. He also practises from rooms in Nowra and now in Shellharbour.
Dr. Jeff Ball is a co-founder of HeartCare NSW. His main interests are in preventative cardiology and imaging. Jeff read medicine at Liverpool University, UK, obtaining an honours degree. He developed an interest in cardiology whilst working at the cardio thoracic centre in Liverpool. He subsequently trained in cardiology in North West England before a residence in Brisbane. Jeff returned to the UK to take up a cardiology post in Leeds where he undertook research in echo cardiography and intra coronaly ultrasound. Jeff was appointed as a consultant cardiologist in Liverpool in 1996 creating a Department of Cardiology at Whisten Hospital. He developed both inpatient and outpatient services and introduced both invasive and non-invasive cardiology procedures for the first time. In 2003, he undertook a fellowship in echocardiography under the tutorship of world expert Professor Marwick. In 2013, he moved permanently to the Shoalhaven and has taken up a position of lead cardiologist locally.
Jeff’s practice includes all areas of adult Cardiology. He sees patients with chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, abnormal heart rhythms, dizziness and blackouts. He has a particular interest in diseases of the coronary arteries (which become narrowed in patients suffering angina or heart attacks) and heart valve disease. He is also interested in chest pain syndromes which can mimic angina, such as cardiac syndrome X and has published on this subject