Atrial Fibrillation Centre of Excellence
The Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Centre of Excellence concentrates expertise in the knowledge and treatment of AF. Led by nationally renowned Arrhythmia specialist Dr Karen Phillips, the service is provided by a team of private Cardiologists from HeartCare Partners and is based at Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.
AF, or Arrhythmia, is a common cardiac rhythm condition that is seen increasingly with age (especially over age 60). The normal electrical trigger for the heart beat in the top chambers (atria) of the heart becomes disrupted by rapid, erratic electrical signals that result in a quivering motion of the top chambers rather than the regular pumping action.
The AF Centre of Excellence offers specialised treatments for AF and is dedicated to furthering knowledge and education about this common cardiac condition. The Centre also participates in several international clinical trials on leading AF treatments.