Outreach Hearts are providers of cardiac testing, partnering with Dr Ross Sharpe for cardiology consultations for complete cardiac care.
We work with local healthcare providers in outreach locations to deliver quality cardiac services to patients in their own community.
Dr Ross Sharpe is a Physician, Interventional Cardiologist and Endovascular Specialist with a large Structural and Congenital Heart Disease practice in New South Wales and Queensland.
Dr Sharpe is highly experienced in all aspects of cardiac and vascular arterial stenting and advanced interventions. He works closely with a team of specialist neurologists to tailor assessment and treatment for each patient.
Dr Sharpe has a research interest in PFO and its link to migraine and other disease processes such as stroke, cognitive decline, and inflammatory disorders. He presents regularly in Australia and has also presented his research on PFO closure for the cure of migraine with aura internationally.
Dr Sharpe has performed over 1,000 Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) closures and supervises the work of other cardiologists performing the procedures.
In addition to Country Echo, Dr Sharpe is the founding director of Cardio Remedy, the president of the PFO Research Foundation Australia, and provides the full suite of cardiology services through his private practices Sharpe Cardiology and Coastal Hearts and Endovascular.
Lesa is our senior cardiac sonographer, with over 15 years experience in echocardiography and cardiac testing.
Lesa graduated from The University of Sydney, in Medical Radiation Technology, then gained her graduate diploma in medical ultrasound, also at The University of Sydney.
After training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Lesa travelled to the United Kingdom where she spent 9 years in the gaining further experience, where she also studied for her UK accreditation with the British Society of Echocardiography.
While in the UK she worked with several of the major London teaching hospitals, medical research facilities, and had a key role in setting up echocardiography services for Primary Care Trusts.
After returning to Australia, Lesa and her family settled on the Gold Coast.
It was while working with Dr Ross Sharpe, Lesa became aware of the need of outreach echocardiography services and has now become a passion to deliver professional cardiac services to areas to rural and remote communities.