Biography

Dr Andy Chen is a Principal Cardiologist located in Brisbane, Queensland. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Otago in New Zealand and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physician with a specialty in Cardiology.

Dr Andy undertook Cardiology training at the Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals, both of which were busy tertiary teaching centres. He is a Level A Cardiac CT Specialist after completing Cardiac CT Accreditation training at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. He has a special interest in treating chest pain and acute coronary syndrome, syncope, arrhythmias, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and coronary angiography.

Dr Chen is a Visiting Specialist at Sunnybank Private Hospital, Greenslopes Private Hospital, and St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital. ​
Dr Chen has a passion for clinical cardiology and multimodality cardiac imaging. He has presented his research at major overseas conferences and is committed to providing quality, patient-centred and evidence-driven health care.

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Coronary Angiograms
  • General Cardiology
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Perioperative Medicine
Conditions Treated
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmia Management
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Dyspnoea
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Failure
  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Palpitations
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Syncope
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Experience

  • Consultant Cardiologist
    Heart Health Specialist Centre 2017 - Present
  • VMO
    Sunnybank Private Hospital Present
  • VMO
    St Andrew's Ipswich Private Hospital Present
  • VMO
    Greenslopes Private Hospital Present
  • Conjoint Associate Lecturer
    South Western Sydney Clinical School 2012 - 2016

Memberships

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • 2016 - Present

    Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians

  • 2010 - 2016

    Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Research & Publications

Publications

1. The Diagnostic Yield and Cost Effectiveness of In-Hospital Cardiac Monitoring of Patients Admitted with Unexplained Syncope. Nadri FR, Toufali, Chen A, A, Rajaratnam R. Heart Lung and Circulation: vol 20: Supplement 2, 2011

2. Three-Year Outcomes of Patients Admitted with First Unexplained Syncope After a Comprehensive Evaluation with Validated Diagnostic Protocols. Nadri FR, Toufali A, R. Rajaratnam. A. Chen, et al. Heart Lung and Circulation: vol 21: 2012

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Presentations

  • Recovery in global versus longitudinal strain following percutaneous revascularisation for ST elevation myocardial infarction. A Chen, TL Nguyen, L Hee, H Dimitri, C Mussap, C Juergens, JK French, DAB Richards, R Rajaratnam, J Otton, L Thomas. European Society of Cardiology moderated poster 2016.
  • Differential recovery of myocardial systolic global strain after ST elevation myocardial infarction. L Hee, A Chen, C J Mussap, T Nguyen, C P Juergens, H Dimitri, J K French, DAB Richards, L Thomas. CSANZ 2015 poster
  • Is global longitudinal strain better than left ventricular ejection fraction for predicting infarct scar size? L Hee, A Chen, C J Mussap, T Nguyen, C P Juergens, H Dimitri, J K French, DAB Richards, L Thomas. CSANZ 2015 poster.
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