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International Women’s Day 2018

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HeartCare Partners’ acknowledges the achievements and services provided by our cardiologists, Dr Julie Humphries, Dr Terri Hall, Dr Michelle Butler and Dr Karen Phillips, and their commitment to high quality patient care.

Dr Julie Humphries
Dr Humphries has expertise in the management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, diseases of the ascending aorta including Marfan syndrome and bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy, and common adult congenital heart diseases. She is locally and internationally recognised for specialist imaging in LAA appendage occlusion procedures and is involved in the structural heart program at The Prince Charles Hospital. Dr Humphries practices at Greenslopes Private Hospital, and does consulting work at Maryborough and Hervey Bay. She also visits The Prince Charles Hospital on a sessional basis. Read more here.

Dr Terri Hall
Dr Terri Hall is an Honours Graduate of the University of Queensland Medical School, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Cardiology. She completed her advanced training in Cardiology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane followed by two years of fellowship training dedicated to Advanced Echocardiography. Dr Hall has obtained extensive experience in transthoracic, stress and transoesphageal echocardiography as well as 3D imaging techniques. Dr Hall has been involved and continues to be involved in research related to cardiac imaging and heart failure. Dr Hall consults at Mater Private Clinic, Greenslopes Private Hospital and visits Gladstone. Read more here.

Dr Michelle Butler
Dr Michelle Butler pursued subspecialty training in non-invasive cardiac imaging, completing an imaging fellowship at The Alfred Hospital which encompassed all aspects of echocardiography (transthoracic, transoesphageal and stress echo) as well as training in cardiac MRI and cardiac CT. She has also been involved in cardiac magnetic resonance research. Dr Butler has presented at multiple professional meetings in Australia and the USA. Dr Butler works from the Mater Private Clinic and also consults at Greenslopes Private Hospital. Read more here.

Dr Karen Phillips
Dr Karen Phillips performs a broad range of electrophysiology procedures and cardiac device implantation, with a particular expertise in catheter ablation therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF). She directs the HeartCare Partners AF Centre of Excellence which offers comprehensive treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation. She is a recognised global leader in left atrial appendage occlusion procedures. Dr Phillips consults and performs procedures at Greenslopes Private Hospital and visits Emerald regularly. Read more here.

Wear Red Day for Heart Research

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The GenesisCare network including staff from HeartCare Partners, Genesis SleepCare and Genesis CancerCare Queensland showed wonderful support today for Wear Red Day.

Wear Red Day is the Heart Research Australia initiative to raise awareness of heart disease and support life-saving research.

To learn more or to donate, visit www.heartresearch.com.au.

HeartCare Research and Innovation

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Wednesday 14 February is Wear Red Day, a Heart Research Australia initiative to raise awareness of heart disease and support life-saving research.

HeartCare Research and Innovation, a new entity of GenesisCare, is focussed on supporting research, education and innovation to improve patient outcomes.

HeartCare Research and Innovation initiatives include:  

  • Clinical trials
  • Investigator-initiated research - doctors, nurses and cardiac physiologists are supported to conduct their own research and to publish abstracts and papers
  • Clinical quality registries - GenesisCare Clinical Outcomes Registry includes PCI, Device and Heart Failure registries to measure and monitoring quality indicators including clinical outcomes
  • Education – Genesis HeartCare doctors attend scientific meetings including our own annual Clinical Collaborative Conference
  • Innovation – implementation of new models of care such as remote monitoring and facilitated clinics

HeartCare Research and Innovation brings the whole HeartCare network together to work on innovative projects to improve patient outcomes.

To find out more about Wear Red Day or to donate, visit www.heartresearch.com.au.  

St Vincent's Private Hospital Toowoomba makes history with surgeries

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The St Vincent’s Private Hospital Cardiology Service is provided by a collaboration between Hearts 1st, Downs Cardiac Clinic and HeartCare Partners. The team leverages local and visiting Brisbane Cardiologists to provide a comprehensive range of specialist cardiac services for the Toowoomba region. The service includes a new hybrid theatre, which was installed as part of the recently completed $30 million Clive Berghofer Operating Theatre Suite build, featuring a state-of-the art cardiac catheter laboratory. Dr Bob Ayres and the St Vincent's Cardiac Services team performed the first cases on 8 February 2018.

View article here

Further information about the St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba cardiac services is available here

HeartCare Partners seeks volunteers for heart study

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HeartCare Partners is seeking healthy volunteers aged 65 and over for the World Alliance Societies of Echocardiography (WASE) Normal Values Study to determine what a normal Australian heart should look like. The study is taking place in 16 countries and uses echocardiography (a safe and painless ultrasound procedure), to determine the normal values for heart size and valve function in people of different origin, race and ethnicity.

Volunteers would attend a one off appointment where the research team takes height, weight and blood pressure measurements and performs the 30-minute ultrasound ‘echo’ of the volunteer’s heart.

Interested in volunteering?

HeartCare Partners is seeking volunteers aged 65 years and over for this study at The Wesley Hospital. Please download the flyer below for further information or contact Samantha Hoschke-Edwards on (07) 3858 8650 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WASE Study Volunteers

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