Christmas and New Year Closure; Melbourne Heart Care will be closed from 5pm on Friday 21st of December 2018 and will re-open at 9am on Wednesday 2nd of January 2019. If you require medical assistance during this period please phone a GP or phone 000 in the event of an emergency.

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MyMarathon

Staff (and family members) of Melbourne Heart Care have been participating, as a team, in the National Heart Foundation’s MyMarathon challenge. During the month of October, we will have completed 42.2 km’s per person (a team total of 590.8 km) to help fight the single biggest killer of Australians – heart disease.  Please support our team who have already exceeded their goal and are currently at 790 km and still going.

https://mymarathon2018.everydayhero.com/au/melbourne-heart-care

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Education session at Holmesglen Private Hospital

An evening education session and tour of our new cardiology service available at Holmesglen Private Hospital, 490 South Road, Moorabbin 3189, Vic.

Speaking was Dr Emily Kotschet, electrophysiologist and cardiologist on new pacing and heart failure devices.

Also speaking that evening was Dr Rob Gooley, interventional cardiologist on new therapies for valve disease, Dr Logan Bittinger, electrophysiologist and cardiologist on acute arrhythmia management and Dr Andrew Tay, emergency physician on diagnosis and management of chest pain in the community and in ED.

 

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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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Vale Dr Paul Antonis, 1971 – 2014

Dr Paul AntonisThe team and patients at Melbourne Heart Care all mourn the sudden and sad loss of our much-loved colleague, friend and dedicated practitioner, Dr Paul Antonis.
Paul had an amazing presence and there was never a dull moment when he was consulting at Brighton or Linacre.

His knowledge, caring nature, generosity, sense of humour and smiling face will be missed by us all here at Melbourne Heart Care every day.

To Michelle, Thomas, Madeleine, Patra, Robert and Simon we extend our deepest condolences and share in your grief.

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Honours For One of Our Own

We would like to congratulate Professor Ian Meredith for being awarded a Member (AM) in the Order of Australia in the General Division, in the Australia Day Honours list for 2012.

Ian received the honour for his services to medicine in the field of cardiology as a clinician and researcher and for his role in public health.

A founding member of Melbourne Heart Care, Ian heaped praise on his team:

“I’ve had a really blessed and charmed career. I’ve worked with many fabulous people and learnt from many great people and it’s afforded me the opportunity to excel.”

Ian’s recognition comes 15 years after establishing Melbourne Heart Care, where he hopes to continue providing State-of-the-Art, patient focused clinical care for many more.

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