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Biography

Associate Professor Kal Asrress is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Catheter Laboratory at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, and Interventional Cardiologist at Liverpool Hospital.

A/Prof Asrress completed his medical training at the University of Oxford, followed by a Bachelors degree in Physiology at the University of Cambridge. He completed basic physician training at John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford, followed by Read More...

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Chronic Total Occlusion Intervention
  • Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Percutaneous Mitral Commisurotomy
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Excimer Laser Coronary Atherectomy
  • RV and LV Biopsy
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Interventions
  • ASD, PFO and LAA Closures
  • Renal Denervation
  • Shockwave Balloon Intravascular Lithotripsy
  • Intravascular Ultrasound
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Permanent Pacemaker Implantation
  • Coronary Pressure & Flow Wire Assessment
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography
  • Transoesophageal Echocardiography
  • Cardiac Computed Tomography
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Conditions Treated
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Hypertension
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Angina
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Heart Rhythm Disorders

Experience

  • Consultant Cardiologist; Director of Cardiac Catheter Laboratory
    Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital 2017 - Present
  • Interventional Cardiologist
    Liverpool Hospital 2017 - Present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Cardiology
    Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney 2017
  • Senior Lecturer
    University of Sydney 2017
  • Senior Interventional Cardiology Fellow
    St Thomas' Hospital, London 2016 - 2017
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellow
    Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney 2015 - 2016
  • Interventional & Structural Heart Fellow
    St Thomas' Hospital, London 2014 - 2015

Memberships & Awards

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

  • British Medical Association (BMA)

  • Medical Defence Union (MDU)

  • British Cardiovascular Society (BCS)

  • British Cardiovascular Interventions Society (BCIS)

  • British Society of Echocardiography (BSE)

  • American Heart Association (AHA)

  • Society for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (SCMR)

  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)

  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

  • ESC Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation

Awards
  • 2017 - 2019

    Research Fellowship, Sydney Medical School Foundation

  • 2017 - 2018

    National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • 2016

    Geoff Mews Fellows Prize, Australia & New Zealand Endovascular Therapeutics (ANZET)

  • 2014

    Winner of the Young Investigator of the Year, European Society of Cardiology

  • 2014

    Winner of the Young Investigator of the Year, British Cardiovascular Interventions Society (BCIS)

  • Clinical Research Training Fellowship, British Heart Foundation

  • Clinical Training Fellowship in Translational Research, NIHR, Biomedical Research Centre

  • Clinical Research Fellowship, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charitable Foundation

Research Publications

Publications

1. Leung, James & Pender, P. & French, John & Leung, Dexter & Mussap, C. & Asrress, Kaleab & Taylor, D. & Badie, Tamer & Kaddapu, K. & Gibbs, Oliver & Kachwalla, H. & Hopkins, Andrew & Lo, Sidney. (2023). Long-Term Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) With Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) With Predictors of Cardiovascular Outcomes. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 32. S440. 10.1016/j.hlc.2023.06.664.

2. Leung, James & Pender, P. & French, John & Leung, Dexter & Mussap, C. & Asrress, Kaleab & Taylor, D. & Badie, Tamer & Kaddapu, K. & Gibbs, Oliver & Kachwalla, H. & Hopkins, Andrew & Lo, Sidney. (2023). Complex Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in Diabetics Requiring Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL)—Long-Term Outcomes in a Single Centre. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 32. S426. 10.1016/j.hlc.2023.06.620.

3. Dang, V. & Rajaratnam, Dylan & Boddupalli, S. & Pender, P. & Leung, James & Asrress, Kaleab & Kachwalla, H. & Rajaratnam, Rohan & Leung, Dexter & Lo, Sidney. (2023). Coronary Artery Perforation (CAP) During Stenting: 20-Year Experience in South Western Sydney Local Health District. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 32. S427. 10.1016/j.hlc.2023.06.623.

4. Hyasat, Kais & Hasche, Edmund & Almafragy, Hamid & Chiha, Joseph & Asrress, Kaleab & Liou, Kevin. (2022). TCT-281 Fractional Flow Reserve Versus Angiography Guided Complete Revascularisation in Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 80. B113. 10.1016/j.jacc.2022.08.331.

5. Hyasat, Kais & Hasche, Edmund & Almafragy, Hamid & Chiha, Joseph & Asrress, Kaleab & Liou, Kevin. (2022). TCT-41 Timing of Complete Revascularisation Following Culprit Lesion Treatment in Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 80. B17-B18. 10.1016/j.jacc.2022.08.055.

6. Hyasat, Kais & Femia, Giuseppe & Alzuhairi, Karam & Ha, Andrew & Kamand, Joseph & Hasche, Edmund & Rajaratnam, Rohan & Lo, Sidney & Almafragy, Hamid & Liou, Kevin & Chiha, Joseph & Asrress, Kaleab. (2022). Safety, Feasibility and Economic Analysis of Same Day Discharge Following Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Clinical Medicine Insights: Cardiology. 16. 117954682211168. 10.1177/11795468221116852.

7. Sharma, Navneet & Asrress, Kaleab & O’Kane, Peter & Pyo, Robert & Redwood, Simon. (2022). Laser, Rotational, Orbital Coronary Atherectomy, and Coronary Intravascular Lithoplasty. 10.1002/9781119697367.ch23.

8. Leung, James & Pender, P & French, John & Leung, Dexter & Mussap, C & Asrress, Kaleab & Taylor, D & Badie, Tamer & Kadappu, K. & Gibbs, Oliver & Kachwalla, K & Nguyen, Phong & Hopkins, Andrew & Lo, Sidney. (2022). Intravascular lithotripsy during percutaneous coronary intervention for calcified coronary lesions: analysis of patient and procedural characteristics and clinical outcomes. European Heart Journal. 43. 10.1093/eurheartj/ehab849.130.

9. Leung, James & Pender, P. & French, John & Leung, Dexter & Mussap, C. & Asrress, Kaleab & Taylor, D. & Badie, Tamer & Kadappu, K. & Xu, James & Kachwalla, H. & Hopkins, Andrew & Gibbs, Oliver & Lo, Sidney. (2022). Intravascular Lithotripsy versus Rotational Atherectomy Cutting Balloon on Stent Expansion for Heavily Calcified Coronary Lesions. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 31. S341. 10.1016/j.hlc.2022.06.599.

10. Tong, David & Bloom, Jason & Quinn, Stephen & Nasis, Arthur & Hiew, Chin & Roberts-Thomson, Philip & Adams, Heath & Sriamareswaran, Rumes & Htun, Nay & Wilson, William & Stub, Dion & Van Gaal, William & Howes, Laurie & Yeap, Allysha & Yip, Brian & Wu, Sam & Perera, Padeepa & Collins, Nicholas & Yong, Andy & Layland, Jamie. (2021). Colchicine in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome: Two-Year Follow-Up of the Australian COPS Randomized Clinical Trial. Circulation. 144. 1584-1586. 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.054610.

11. Patterson, Tiffany & Rivolo, Simone & Burkhoff, Daniel & Schreuder, Jan & Briceno, Natalia & Allen, Christopher & Williams, Rupert & Arri, Satpal & Asrress, Kaleab & Joseph, Jubin & McConkey, Hannah & Ellis, Howard & Pavlidis, Antonis & Clapp, Brian & Perera, Divaka & Lee, Jack & Marber, Michael & Redwood, Simon. (2021). Physiological Impact of Afterload Reduction on Cardiac Mechanics and Coronary Hemodynamics Following Isosorbide Dinitrate Administration in Ischemic Heart Disease. Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research. 14. 1-13. 10.1007/s12265-021-10112-0.

12. Leung, James & Pender, P. & French, John & Leung, Dexter & Mussap, C. & Asrress, Kaleab & Taylor, D. & Badie, Tamer & Kaddapu, K. & Gibbs, Oliver & Kachwalla, H. & Nguyen, Phong & Hopkins, Andrew & Lo, Sidney. (2021). Initial Experience with Intravascular Lithotripsy with Shockwave Balloon for Calcified Coronary Lesions During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). Heart, Lung and Circulation. 30. S310-S311. 10.1016/j.hlc.2021.06.485.

13. Pender, P. & Leung, James & Gibbs, Oliver & Hopkins, Andrew & Kadapu, K. & Asrress, Kaleab & Juergens, Craig & Lo, Sidney. (2021). Contemporary Management of Coronary Stent Embolisation: Southwestern Sydney Local Health District Experience. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 30. S297. 10.1016/j.hlc.2021.06.461.

14. Patterson, Tiffany & Rivolo, Simone & Burkhoff, Daniel & Schreuder, Jan & Briceno, Natalia & Williams, Rupert & Arri, Satpal & Asrress, Kaleab & Allen, Christopher & Joseph, Jubin & McConkey, Hannah & Ellis, Howard & Pavlidis, Antonis & Clapp, Brian & Perera, Divaka & Lee, Jack & Marber, Michael & Redwood, Simon. (2021). Impact of coronary artery disease on contractile function and ventricular‐arterial coupling during exercise: Simultaneous assessment of left‐ventricular pressure–volume and coronary pressure and flow during cardiac catheterization. Physiological Reports. 9. 10.14814/phy2.14768.

15. Ciofani, Jonathan & Han, Daniel & Allahwala, Usaid & Asrress, Kaleab & Bhindi, Ravinay. (2021). Internet search volume for chest pain during the COVID-19 pandemic. American Heart Journal. 231. 157-159. 10.1016/j.ahj.2020.09.005.

16. Ghali, Mark & Alzuhairi, Karam & Hyasat, Kais & Dunn, Richard & Asrress, Kaleab. (2020). Arteriovenous fistula: a rare complication of distal radial access for coronary angiography. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences. 9. 270. 10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20205855.

17. Hyasat, Kais & Fernia, G. & Al-Zuhairi, K. & Ha, A. & Kamand, J. & Lin, S. & Hasche, E. & Al-Mafragy, H. & Liou, K. & Chiha, J. & Asrress, Kaleab. (2020). 879 Same Day Discharge Following Elective PCI: A Single Centre Experience. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 29. S432. 10.1016/j.hlc.2020.09.886.

18. Hyasat, Kais & Fernia, G. & Al-Zuhairi, K. & Kamand, J. & Ha, A. & Lin, S. & Hasche, E. & Al-Mafragy, H. & Liou, K. & Chiha, J. & Asrress, Kaleab. (2020). 888 Streamlined Approach for Outpatient Coronary Angiography Leading to Procedural Efficiency. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 29. S436. 10.1016/j.hlc.2020.09.895.

19. Hyasat, Kais & Fernia, G. & Al-Zuhairi, K. & Ha, A. & Kamand, J. & Hasche, E. & Al-Mafragy, H. & Chiha, J. & Liou, K. & Asrress, Kaleab. (2020). 823 Economic Analysis of Same Day Discharge Post Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 29. S408. 10.1016/j.hlc.2020.09.830.

20. Hyasat, Kais & Ha, A. & Al-Zuhairi, K. & Fernia, G. & Lui, M. & Purcell, S. & Kamand, J. & Hasche, E. & Al-Marfragy, H. & Liou, K. & Chiha, J. & Asrress, Kaleab. (2020). 911 Utility of an Ultra-low Dose X-ray Protocol to Minimise Patient Exposure During Coronary Angiography: Single Centre Experience. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 29. S446. 10.1016/j.hlc.2020.09.918.

21. Al-zuhairi, K. & Hyasat, Kais & Femia, Giuseppe & Gibbs, Oliver & Faour, Amir & Hopkins, Andrew & Sechi, R. & Kamand, J. & Ha, A. & Juergens, Craig & Rajaratnam, Rohan & Liou, K. & Chiha, J. & Nguyen, Phong & Lo, Sidney & Asrress, Kaleab. (2020). 801 Changing Utility of Coronary Physiology to Guide Treatment Decisions in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease Over the Last Decade. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 29. S397. 10.1016/j.hlc.2020.09.808.

22. Hyasat, Kais & Fernia, G. & Al-Zuhairi, K. & Ha, A. & Kamand, J. & Hasche, E. & Rajaratnam, Rohan & Al-Mafragy, H. & Liou, K. & Chiha, J. & Asrress, Kaleab. (2020). 857 New PCI Capable Cath Lab: Single Centre Experience. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 29. S422. 10.1016/j.hlc.2020.09.864.

23. Al-zuhairi, K. & Hyasat, Kais & Femia, Giuseppe & Gibbs, Oliver & Faour, Amir & Hopkins, Andrew & Sechi, R. & Juergens, Craig & Rajaratnam, Rohan & Liou, K. & Chiha, J. & Nguyen, Phong & Lo, Sidney & Asrress, Kaleab. (2020). 802 Changing Utility of Intra Coronary Imaging in South Western Sydney Over the Last Decade. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 29. S398. 10.1016/j.hlc.2020.09.809.

24. Femia, Giuseppe & Asrress, Kaleab & Leung, Dexter & Burgess, Sonya & Lo, Sidney. (2020). Potential Indications for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention on Non-Dominant Right Coronary Arteries. Heart, Lung and Circulation. supposed 2.

25. Tong, David & Quinn, Stephen & Nasis, Arthur & Hiew, Chin & Roberts-Thomson, Philip & Adams, Heath & Sriamareswaran, Rumes & Htun, Nay & Wilson, William & Stub, Dion & Van Gaal, William & Howes, Laurie & Collins, Nicholas & Yong, Andy & Bhindi, Ravinay & Whitbourn, Robert & Lee, Astin & Hengel, Chris & Asrress, Kaleab & Layland, Jamie. (2020). Colchicine in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome: The Australian COPS Randomized Clinical Trial. Circulation. 142. 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.050771.

26. Ryan, Matthew & Modi, Bhavik & Rahman, Haseeb & Williams, Rupert & Arri, Satpal & Asrress, Kaleab & Lumley, Matthew & Ellis, Howard & Redwood, Simon & Perera, Divaka. (2020). Do Fractional Flow Reserve and Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio Correlate With Exercise Coronary Physiology?. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. 13. 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.119.008415.

27. Mowbray, A. & Ciofani, Jonathan & Soomro, A. & Bhindi, Ravinay & De Silva, Kalpa & Asrress, Kaleab. (2019). Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty in the Era of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation – A Review of Complications, Mortality and Destination Therapy. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 28. 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.06.585.

28. Michail, Michael & Asrress, Kaleab & Cameron, James & Gooley, Robert & McCormick, Liam & Hughes, Alun & Brown, Adam. (2019). Adaptations to Coronary Physiology in a Patient With Severe Aortic Stenosis and Complete Heart Block Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. 12. 10.1016/j.jcin.2019.01.215.

29. Modi, Bhavik & Rahman, Haseeb & Arri, Satpal & Ellis, Howard & Mills, Mark & Williams, Rupert & Asrress, Kaleab & Clapp, Brian & Redwood, Simon & Perera, Divaka. (2018). Resting Coronary Flow Varies With Normal Cardiac Catheter Laboratory Stimuli. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine. 20. 10.1016/j.carrev.2018.10.010.

30. Williams, Rupert & Asrress, Kaleab & Lumley, Matthew & Arri, Satpal & Patterson, Tiffany & Ellis, Howard & Manou‐Stathopoulou, Vasiliki & Macfarlane, Catherine & Chandran, Shruthi & Moschonas, Konstantinos & Oakeshott, Pippa & Lockie, Timothy & Chiribiri, Amedeo & Clapp, Brian & Perera, Divaka & Plein, Sven & Marber, Michael & Redwood, Simon. (2018). Deleterious Effects of Cold Air Inhalation on Coronary Physiological Indices in Patients With Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease. Journal of the American Heart Association. 7. e008837. 10.1161/JAHA.118.008837.

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Presentations

1. ADVANCE, Training Day for Advanced Trainees, Melbourne, April 2019 (Invited Lecture)

2. Complex Cardiovascular Therapeutics (CCT), Christchurch, March 2019 (Invited Presentation)

3. Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI), Israel, Dec 2018 (Invited Lecture)

4. Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), Brisbane, Aug 2018

5. Essential Percutaneous Intervention Course (EPIC) Sydney, November 2017 (Invited Lecture)

6. British Cardiovascular Society (BCS), June 2017

7. American College of Cardiology (ACC), Washington, March 2017

8. EuroPCR, Paris, May 2016

9. Australia & New Zealand Endovascular Therapeutics (ANZET), Adelaide, August 2016

10. Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, Scientific Sessions, Pentagon, April 2017

11. European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Rome, Aug 2016

12. British Cardiovascular Society (BCS), Manchester, June 2016

13. American College of Cardiology (ACC), Chicago, April 2016

14. American Heart Association (AHA), Orlando, November 2015

15. European Society of Cardiology (ESC), London, Sept 2015

16. European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Barcelona, Sept 2014

17. Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), San Francisco, USA, Feb 2013

18. Transcatheter Therapeutics (TCT), Annual Conference, Miami, USA, Nov 2012

19. European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Annual Congress, Munich, Germany, Aug 2012

20. Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), Orlando, USA, Feb 2012

21. Transcatheter Therapeutics (TCT), Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA, Nov 2011

22. European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Annual Congress, Munich, Germany, Aug 2009

23. Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography (SCCT), Annual Meeting, Florida, USA, July 2009 24. American Heart Association, Annual Conference (AHA), New Orleans, USA, Nov 2008

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