Action Day is an annual professional development day for catheter lab professionals hosted by Eastern Heart Clinic. It reviews ‘real life’ medical scenarios and fosters shared discussion and learning among healthcare professionals.
More than 9,000 Australians under 55 years have a heart attack each year, according to the AIHW. Professor Jepson explains the symptoms to look for and how to reduce your risk of heart disease.
If you have an irregular heartbeat, your doctor might recommend an electrophysiology study. This helps to assess issues with the heart’s electrical activity, and how best to address it.
A percutaneous coronary intervention is a procedure to open up arteries narrowed due to fatty deposits. The device used to keep the artery open is referred to as a stent.
A coronary angiogram is a procedure that takes X-ray images of the blood vessels leading to the heart. It helps to diagnose heart conditions and determine what treatment is needed.
One of Eastern Heart Clinic’s senior interventional cardiologists, Dr Mark Pitney, has been recognised for his service to cardiology with an Order of Australia in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.