EP Physiologists

Shannon is the Chief Cardiac Technologist at Royal Melbourne Hospital and has over 15 years experience working in Cardiac Electrophysiology both in Australia and the UK. She is a certified EP Specialist (Allied Professional) from the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners.

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Kim Arendshorst is the Deputy Chief Cardiac Physiologist and has been working in Cardiology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital for over 10 years. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Biomedical) and Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Systems) at Swinburne University of Technology in 2012 during which she undertook a work placement year at RMH Cardiology. In 2014, she became an International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) Allied Professional Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS).

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Meagan Forsyth

Meagan Forsyth is the Deputy Chief Cardiac Physiologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and has over 10 years experience working in Cardiac Electrophysiology, both in Australia and the UK.  Meagan has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Biophysics and Instrumentation) and is a certified Electrophysiology specialist - Allied Professional (IBHRE).

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Troy Watts is a Cardiac Physiologist and Electrophysiology Educator. Troy was awarded his BSc at Swinburne University and successfully completed the IBHRE CCDS in 2005 followed by the IBHRE CEPS in 2006. He spent 8 years building on his expertise at The Barts Heart Centre in London, now the largest Cardiology centre in Europe. Troy is an integral member of the electrophysiology team in both the clinical and the world renowned research departments. 

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Anna  is a Senior Cardiac Technologist who has worked in the cardiology field since 2000. She was previously employed as the Deputy Chief Dialysis Technician/Educator in the Nephrology Department of the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Anna's qualifications are a Bachelor of Science (Monash University), Certificates in Cardiac Technology and Advanced Cardiac Technology (Mayfield), Certified Cardiac Device Specialist-Allied Professional (IBHRE) and a Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Electrophysiology (CEPIA).

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Our Research

Melbourne Heart Rhythm has an international reputation as one of the centers of excellence in cardiac arrhythmia research in Australasia and the world.

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Our Team

Our friendly team are committed to providing excellence in patient care. They are all well qualified and knowledgeable about patients and their cardiac conditions.

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Learn More

To learn about common arrhythmias and our cardiac procedures, visit  our Cardiovascular Library for more information.

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About Us


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Melbourne Heart Rhythm is the arrhythmia service at the Department of Cardiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. We are comprised of a team of highly trained and dedicated health care professionals specializing in heart rhythm management. We have a strong focus on patient education and patient centered care. Our arrhythmia specialists have an international reputation of excellence in arrhythmia research and clinical arrhythmia management.