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26 Sept 2018

Cardiovascular Health Medical Update for GPs 

Cardiovascular Health Medical Update for GPsTopics & Speakers

The future of pacing - The new leadless pacemaker
Dr Peter Illes
Cardiologist, MBBCh DCH(SA) FCP(SA) FRACP
The presentation will cover the technology, indications, complications and implantation procedure for leadless pacemakers and define the patient selection criteria used to determine which patients will benefit from this new technology.

Peripheral vascular disease and minimally invasive interventions
Dr Upeksha De Silva
Vascular Surgeon, BSc(Med) MBBS FRACS(Vasc)
This session will outline what minimally invasive procedures are possible for patients with PVD plus the efficacy and long-term outcomes of these techniques. Procedures discussed will include atherectomy, stenting and both plain angioplasty and drug-coated balloon angioplasty.

Cardiac CT in General Practice: an update
Dr Sebastian Heintze
Interventional Radiologist, MBBS FRANZCR DDU Part1 CTCA Level B
This presentation will outline the cardiac imaging techniques and the indications for CT coronary angiography, cardiac CT and calcium score and addresses concerns regarding radiation dose. Dr Heintze will also discuss the predictions for cardiac imaging and what GP referrals are now eligible for Medicare reimbursement.



  • 6.15pm Registration & buffet dinner
  • 7.00pm - 9.00pm Conference

Venue: Tulloch Conference Room, Level 2 Tulloch Building, Sydney Adventist Hospital, 185 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga

Cost: Free

Parking: Free - parking tickets will be validated on the night

RSVP: Click here to RSVP online 


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