7th April 2015
Boston Scientific's Rhythmia Mapping System is Launched at Melbourne Heart Rhythm!
Melbourne Heart Rhythm became the first site in the Southern Hemisphere to use Boston Scientific's Rhythmia Mapping System. Professor Kalman performed the first case in the Southern Hemisphere and Melbourne Heart Rhythm became only the 20th site worldwide to use this revolutionary 3D mapping system. The images shows a map of typical right atrial flutter created using the Orion basket catheter. Amazingly 18,654 activation points were collected by Professor Kalman in just a few minutes using the Orion catheter and the map was created with their automated electrogram annotation system.
27 Feburary 2015
Congratulations to Dr Jitu Vohra who has been appointed as a Clinical Professor (Level E) in the Department of Medicine, Melbourne University. This recognises Professor Vohra’s outstanding academic achievements and leadership in research, teaching, clinical practice and to the medical profession
The AF and Arrhythmia clinic is entirely consultant-delivered and unique in Melbourne. With short waiting times and accessibility via the website service, we aim to quickly establish whether a patient’s symptoms are caused by an important arrhythmia. If so, Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologists will suggest an appropriate treatment plan. We are pround to announce that this clinic will officially start on Friday the 17th of April 2015
We are proud to announce our inaugural Advanced Arrhythmias for GPs course in June 2015. This will be a free one day seminar for GPs and other health professional covering basic and advanced concepts of arrhythmia management. We will cover management of common conditions such SVT, VT, Ventricular ablation, pacemakers, ICD, Biventricular ICD, anticoagulation management and inherited cardiac arrhythmias.
For the first time the audience will get to choose which topics are discussed. Use the online registration form to register for the course and to request a topic or ask us a specific questions. All questions will be answered during the course presentations in "Question Time".
Congratulations to Dr Geoffrey Lee for being awarded an Early Career Research Grant from the University of Melbourne to fund his project entitled "Simultaneous Endocardial - Epicardial Mapping of Human Atrial Fibrillation". This is an exciting project involves the integration of electrical mapping data and 3D anatomical data obtained from a MRI to determine if AF is maintained by complex 3D circuits.
Dr Michael Wong receiving the 2014 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Young Investigator Award for Clinical Research at the Awards Ceremony and Presidents' Reception in San Francisco, USA from Head of Judging Panel, Professor L. Brent Mitchell (left) and 2014 HRS President, Professor Hugh Calkins (right).
Cardiac Electrophysiology PhD research fellow Dr Michael Wong has had an outstanding year in 2014 receiving four prestigious research awards. His novel findings on the incidence, prevalence and mechanisms of lethal cardiac arrhythmias and mode of sudden cardiac death in chronic kidney disease has led to numerous local, national and international prizes for his clinical research.
He received the prestigious Ralph Reader Prize at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand meeting held in Melbourne on 7th May 2014 (also ranked as the highest scoring abstract out of >1500 accepted submissions); the Heart Rhythm Society Young Investigator Award in San Francisco, United States of America on 9th May 2014; the Cleveland Young Investigator Award at Melbourne Health Research Week (for the highest scoring abstract) on 19th June 2014; and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology & Renal Society of Australasia Young Investigator Award in Melbourne on 26th August 2014.
Congratulations to Professor Jonathan Kalman has been recognized with a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) top prize for excellence in health and medical research. Professor Kalman received a Research Excellence Award as the highest ranked Practitioner Fellow and will use his NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship to help develop a better understanding of the causes and mechanisms of atrial fibrillation with the aim of developing improved methods of prevention and treatment.
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.