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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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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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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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Dr Pathak participated in the GP education event - Community of Learning on 28 April 2021. 

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a common heart arrhythmia characterised by an irregular and rapid heartbeat. Patients with AF are at risk of stroke. Therefore, AF management and prevention of complications caused by AF is crucial at the community level. Dr Pathak's presentation focuses on managing AF and reducing the risk of AF-induced complications in the community. This GP education event informs delegates about the management of AF using a variety of strategies. The medical and pharmaceutical options are available for both the general practitioner and cardiologist by looking at the four pillars of management.

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