Will Walker was one of Australia’s up and coming professional cyclists before he was diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia known as tachycardia in 2008. In 2006 he became the Elite national champion at the tender young age of 20, as an under 23 rider. Later that year he rode his first Grand Tour the Tour of Spain and followed up with the Giro d’Italia in 2007.
However, during 2007 a cardiac arrhythmia known as ventricular tachycardia was having a profound impact on his health, leaving him unable to compete at the professional level. After his diagnosis, he rode for the UCI ProTour team Fuji-Servetto, but was forced to pull out early on in 2009 after realising that a series of ablations for his condition were not able to correct the arrhythmia. In the years after his retirement Will worked for a number of cycling teams including GreenEDGE before vowing to return for the 2012 season with Australian registered Drapac.
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.