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Heart implant ‘small as grain of rice’ offering new hope – 9News

9News has published a feature on a device as small as a grain of rice that is being used for the first time in Australia to help treat heart failure.

Melbourne Heart Care’s Electrophysiologist and Cardiologist, Dr Emily Kotschet who is featured in the video said, “The device provides an opportunity to improve the heart failure symptoms beyond what we could’ve thought of,” she continues, “We think that’s a better way to pace the heart, but further knowledge and research will show us this, it certainly looks good in studies done to date.”

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Melbourne Heart Care’s newest Director

Dr Leung

Dr Leung

 

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Michael Leung as Co-Director to the Melbourne Heart Care team.  Michael is an Interventional Cardiologist and a Specialist in both Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI, coronary artery disease and general cardiology.  Michael joined Melbourne Heart Care in 2002 and works tirelessly to assist his new and existing patients through our Brighton, Hampton or Moorabbin rooms.

Michael graduated from Monash University with honours in 1995, has won a number of scholarships, awards and prizes for his research and undertook further specialist training for five years as the interventional fellow/PhD fellow at Monash Medical Centre Clayton.

He is an extremely well respected member of the Melbourne Heart Care team and a valued addition to our prestigious Board of Directors.  We wish him many long and happy years of service.

 

 

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Special Delivery

The Melbourne Heart Care team would like to welcome the newest member Koopah Jack. 

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Professor Ian Meredith on Acute Coronary Syndromes

Our very own Professor Ian Meredith answers the question: “In your opinion, what are the main reasons for the continuing high mortality rate associated with acute coronary syndromes?”

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