2015 Port Douglas Heart Meeting and Expo

Talks from the 2015 Port Douglas Heart Meeting and Expo are available online. They include a talk on “Genetics and Sudden Death in Athletes” by Prof Chris Semsarian (talk #40) as well as many other topics such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias and genetics. The link to the website is http://www.heartone.com.au/port-douglas-2015/       […]

ICD Support Group Meeting – Making a cardiac comeback!

International guest speaker Dr Samuel Sears will be speaking at the next ICD support group meeting on “Making a cardiac comeback: confident living with an ICD” Tuesday 11th August 2015 5:30pm – 8:30pm Location: Main Auditorium, Royal North Shore Hospital. MAP RNSH For more information on this event and Dr Sears click here Invite – Sam Sears […]

HCM webinar by Prof Chris Semsarian

Prof Chris Semsarian has recently given a webinar for Invitae on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). In this webinar Chris discusses HCM diagnosis, management and guidelines. To view the webinar click the link below, at the bottom of the page is a link to the webinar. You do need to register to watch it but registration is […]

Young ICD Network – Feed your heart and mind!

The next Young ICD Network meeting will be on Thursday 21st May at the Energize Health Club in Belrose, NSW. Young ICD Network is organised by Ann Kirkness at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) for people under 50 years of age (or those young at heart) with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or considering an […]

Exercise & ICDs – Young ICD Network

Exercise & ICDs will be the focus of the next Young ICD Network meeting on Thurs 26 June at the Energize Health Club in Belrose. The group is organised by the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) for people under 50 years of age (or those young at heart) with an ICD or considering an ICD. The next event […]

Living with an ICD: Exercise and playing sport

PDF Version Can I exercise and play sport if I have an ICD? This is one of the most frequently asked questions raised by people who have an ICD. The matter can be a confusing one. On one hand there is clear evidence that people with ICDs should avoid competitive, high-intensity sports. On the other […]

Season’s greetings!

Best wishes from the Registry team for a happy holiday On behalf of all the Registry research team, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 2013 has been a great year for the Registry with now over 1700 people enrolled.  We thank everyone who has joined the Registry and/or participated in our […]

Genetic heart disease and Pregnancy

For all women, there are a number of issues to consider when deciding whether to have a baby. However, for a woman with a genetic heart disease there are some important additional factors that need to be addressed to ensure a safe pregnancy for both the mother and baby. This information sheet will highlight some […]

Sydney: young ICD support group

On Thurs 31 Oct Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) will host the first-ever meeting of the Young ICD Support Group. The RNSH has created this event in response to younger people with ICDs (or considering an ICD) who were interested in a group that caters more towards their unique challenges. The evening will feature presentations […]

Beware of energy drinks

With increasing numbers of young people turning up to hospital after downing too many energy drinks, Professor Chris Semsarian discusses the potentially dangerous side effects. Improved awareness of the potential dangers associated with energy drinks is of great importance was the key recommendation made by myself along with my colleagues Dr Belinda Gray and Dr […]