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Dear patients,

Please read the full text below for important information regarding our upcoming shut down period.

Canberra Heart Rhythm would like to advise you we will have a shut down period over the holidays, from Saturday the 18th of December 2021 to Monday the 3rd of January 2022. We will be back to normal operations as of Tuesday the 4th of January 2022 at 9AM.

If you have an implanted cardiac device currently on our home monitoring, you will continue to be monitored during this period. However, you will only be contacted for urgent alerts. There may be delays in receiving notification of your alert unless the alert is life threatening.

Our nurse and device helplines will be closed during this period. All other practice phones and emails will not be monitored during this period. If you need any medical advice, please consult your GP or call 000 if it is an emergency.

The Canberra Heart Rhythm Team wish you the happiest of holidays and look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Kind regards,

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Dr Pathak has shown his leadership in cardiac science with a recent presentation for the ANU’s COVID-19 International peer support program webinar series.

COVID-19 has been the greatest healthcare challenge our world has seen in recent times. Patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease have a higher case fatality rate. Cardiac complications secondary to COVID-19 present new challenges for doctors and scientists. Dr Pathak presented a review of the cardiac complications of COVID-19 their implications on management from an Australian and international perspective.

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Dr Rajeev Pathak shared impressive results from two innovative ablation procedures leading to good patient outcomes at the Cardiac society of Australia and New Zealand Annual meeting:

Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are extra heartbeats that begin in one of the heart's two lower pumping chambers (ventricles). PVCs have been shown as potentially causing or contributing to cardiomyopathy and heart failure. At the recent CSANZ 2021 annual scientific meeting, Dr Rajeev Pathak presented two VT (ventricular tachycardia) ablations that he performed in Canberra to treat PVCs. These ablations were complex and technical but both procedures had good outcomes. Dr Pathak fielded many technical questions from other electrophysiologists and led an educational and informative discussion that will benefit other patients requiring complex VT ablations. Congratulations to Dr Pathak on this well received presentation. Dr Pathak’s work here in Canberra will benefit not only our patients at CHR but other patients around the world.

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Canberra Heart Rhythm are complying with ACT Health during the COVID-19 ACT lockdown period. Essential health care will still be going ahead, however there may be some changes to your appointment to keep everyone as safe as possible. We are reducing the number of people in the clinic at any one time by spreading out appointments, masks and social distancing will be mandatory, and some appointments will become telehealth appointments. We will be contacting all patients who need booking changes by phone. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our admin team on 02 5100 8302.

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