Royal Melbourne Hospital Cardiac Physiologists - Victorian Public Healthcare Awards Finalist 2022- Improving integration of care for patients with chronic complex conditions award; Cardiac remote device interrogation kiosk project 

Dr Ahmed Al-Kaisey - Winner of CSANZ Heart Rhythm Prize 2022; Polygenic risk scores identify atrial electrophysiological substrate abnormalites and predict atrial fibrillation recurrence following catheter ablation

Dr Louise Segan - Winner of CSANZ Prevenative Cardiology Prize 2022; Development and validation of the HARMS2-AF lifestyle risk score to predict incident AF

Dr David Chieng - Winner of CSANZ Heart Failure Prize 2022;  Catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction improves peak pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, exercise capactiy and quallity of life. A Prospective Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT-STALL HFpEF) 

Dr Ahmed Al-Kaisey - HRS Most Innovative Abstract Award; Pulmonary Vein Myocardial Sleeves act as Amplifier sites during Persistent Atrial Fibrillation:a high density phase mapping study


Dr Ramanathan Parameswaran - Graham Brown Publication Prize; Functional Atrial Endocardial-Epicardial Dissociation in Patients with Structural Heart Disease undergoing Cardiac Surgery

Dr Chrishan Nalliah - William Parmley Prize for 2021; 


Professor Jonathan Kalman - HRS Ralph Lazzarra Lectureship Award: Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions 2020; Atrial fibrillation, risk factor management and reverse atrial remodeling

Dr Chrishan Nalliah - Cardiac Soceity of Australia and New Zealand Clinical Ralph Reader Prize

Dr Geoff Wong - Cardiac Soceity of Australia and New Zealand Arrhythmia Prize

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The team at Melbourne Heart Rhythm is world renowned for producing novel and award-winning research. We have an excellent doctoral (PhD) program affiliated with the University of Melbourne with a team of enthusiastic and dedicated young researchers. You may have the opportunity to be involved in one of our research project and meet some of our PhD fellows during the course of your treatment. Below is a sample of the exciting research that we are undertaking at Melbourne Heart Rhythm.  If you are interested in becoming involved with some of our research please contact us and our helpful research team will discuss this with you in more detail.

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

We have published broadly in the field of cardiac electrophysiology and have become one of the world leaders in the mechanisms of atrial arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation research. Below is a list of our recent publications:

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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


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.