Melbourne Heart Rhythm is proud to announce the inaugural “Advanced Arrhythmias for GPs” course. The course will be a free one-day course delivered by Cardiologists specifically tailored for GPs and GP trainees focusing on the management of the common and not so common cardiac arrhythmias.

The course is an excellent opportunity to learn about the management of arrhythmias from specialists performing the ablation and pacing procedures.

An overview of the course content is listed below. We also want to find out what topics are important to you. Simply fill in the online form to register for the course and also tell us what other topics you would like us to cover on the day.

The course is free and you will be able to self-record attendance for CME purposes at the RACGP (14 CME points). We are in the process of having the course formally accredited by the royal college of General Practitioners. 

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided for all attendees.

Course Overview

Interpretation of ECGs

  • Bradycardias
  • SVT ECG interpretation
  • Advanced interpretation of Atrial tachycardia, Atrial Flutters, AVNRT and Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome.
  • ECG differentiation of VT and SVT –tips and tricks


Management of AF and Anticoagulation Management

  • Rate vs. rhythm control strategies for AF
  • Selection of rate and rhythm control medications
  • Anticoagulation – Warfarin vs. NOACs, Bleeding Risks
  • Which NOAC is best for your patient
  • When to refer for AF ablation
  • AF ablation, what does it involve and what are the risks
  • AV nodal ablation and pacing- what does it involve and what are the risks to your patients


Management of SVT

  • SVT from ECG diagnosis to Cathlab table
  • Medications
  • What happens when patients have SVT ablation
  • Risks and Success rates for Atrial tachycardia, WPW, AVNRT ablation
  • Management of asymptomatic WPW


Ventricular Tachycardia  and Ventricular Ectopics

  • Management of VT in structural heart disease
  • Management of VT in normal hearts
    • Medical management of VT
    • Ablation of VT in normal heart- success rates and risks
  • Management of Ventricular Ectopics
    • When to refer for ablation
    • What does ablation involve and what are the risks
    • Success rates


Diagnosis and Management of Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmias

  • Brugada syndrome
    • Pathogenesis, diagnosis, management
    • What to do with the asymptomatic patient with Brugada like ECG
    • ICD indications
  • Long QT syndrome
    • Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management
    • Treatment
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic VT, (CPVT) and Idiopathic VF
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    • Pathogenesis, diagnosis, management
    • ICD indications
  • Idiopathic VF and Early Repolarization Syndrome


Cardiac device management (Pacemakers, ICD and CRT)

  • Indications for pacemakers, ICD and CRT
  • What the procedures involve
  • Risks
  • Follow-up

Register now via our online form.

We would love to tailor the talks to you. Let us know what specific questions or topics you want discussed via the online form and we will cover it during the course.  

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Melbourne Heart Rhythm has an international reputation as one of the centers of excellence in cardiac arrhythmia research in Australasia and the world.

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About Us


Melbourne Heart Rhythm is the arrhythmia service at the Department of Cardiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. We are comprised of a team of highly trained and dedicated health care professionals specializing in heart rhythm management. We have a strong focus on patient education and patient centered care. Our arrhythmia specialists have an international reputation of excellence in arrhythmia research and clinical arrhythmia management.