Heart HQ: Happy New Year

Heart HQ – Episode 14: Happy New Year

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the year that was and look ahead to a busy 2022.

They also discuss a busy on-call Christmas period, which included a case of severe aortic stenosis. In this case, Peter performed a balloon valvuloplasty, where a small balloon is placed across the aortic valve and inflated, allowing the valve leaflets to open more freely.

Show notes: Episode 14

Here is the video of the balloon rupturing that Stuart mentioned in the podcast:

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MBBS (Hons) FRACP FCSANZ. Peter is a clinical and interventional cardiologist with various special interests including coronary angioplasty and stenting, endovascular procedures and structural heart interventions. He studied and trained in Queensland and completed a Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Diagnosis in Boston, MA.

Peter returned home to become Director of Cardiology at Sunshine Coast Hospital, before becoming a founding partner and managing director of HeartHQ

BSc (Hons) MBBS FRACP FCSANZ. Stuart is an interventional cardiologist and structural heart specialist. He has a special interest in treating complex and previously untreatable coronary artery disease, and a passion for distal radial artery access for coronary angiography and stenting.

After completing his training in Brisbane and Perth with an interventional cardiology fellowship, he returned to paradise to take up cardiology consulting at various local hospitals and now is a director of HeartHQ.

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