Consultant Nurse Practitioner

Silvia works in collaboration with Dr Peter Larsen, Cardiologist at Heart HQ.

Peter and Silvia work at SCUPH and BPH and look after adult patients admitted with acute and chronic cardiac conditions. This collaboration allows for streamlined and efficient patient care and follow up with a focus on improved education and compassion trough the patient journey and follow up after hospital discharge.

Silvia also is involved in the management and follow up of patients admitted for procedures in the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory (CCL) such as:

  • Coronary angiography
  • Left and Right Heart Catheterisation
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • Injectable Loop Recorder (ILR) insertion
  • Renal Denervation

Heart Failure Clinic

A specialised clinic designed to help patients with heart failure.

Silvia works with Dr Peter Larsen and other Physicians at SCUPH and BPH.

Silvia’s focus is on improving patient education, home management and medication management by implementing evidence based pathways.

Structural Heart Clinic

A specialised clinic designed to help patients with valvular heart disease (eg. severe aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation).

Silvia works with Dr Peter Larsen at SCUPH.

Silvia’s focus is on improving patient education, and assisting patients through their journey before, during and after hospitalisation. This clinic is designed for patients who are undergoing assessment for Structural Heart interventions including:

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • Transcatheter edge-to-edge valve repair (Mitra-clip, Tri-clip)
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC)
  • PFO/ASD closure
  • Balloon valvuloplasty

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

A unique structured education program for patients with Cardiac Conditions.

Designed for patients recovering from a heart attack and for those who have undergone a cardiac procedure (eg. Coronary angioplasty+stent).

The EHC Cardiac Rehabilitation Program (CRP) is an innovative, evidenced based program that follows National Heart Foundation principles for best practice.

International Outreach

Silvia is involved in several projects with Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Cardiologists in Slovakia and the United States. The main goal of these innovative projects is to improve the care and education for patients undergoing cardiac procedures.


In collaboration with Dr Larsen, Silvia is active with several research projects. Many of the projects focus on quality improvement and patient care pathways.