Biography

Dr David Tong is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist with a special interest in coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, valvular heart disease and cardiovascular risk assessment. He has also completed further training and is accredited to read CT Coronary Angiograms.

Dr Tong currently holds an in-patient and ambulatory care role at Knox Private Hospital as well as roles at Eastern Health and St Vincent’s Hospital.

After completing his medical studies at the University of Melbourne, Dr Tong completed advanced cardiology training in Melbourne at Eastern Health, Monash Health, and Peninsula Health. After his training, David completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne focusing on the role of inflammation in coronary artery disease, followed by an interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Newcastle and Freeman Hospital in England, UK.

Dr Tong regularly contributes his knowledge and experience to research and has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences both internationally and locally.

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Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Radial Access Coronary Intervention
  • CT Angiography
  • Intracoronary Imaging
  • Coronary Physiology Assessment
Conditions Treated
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Arrhythmia Managment
  • Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Experience

  • Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist
    Knox Private Hospital Present
  • Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist
    Eastern Health Present
  • Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist
    St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Present

Memberships

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)

  • Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ)

Research & Publications

Publications

1. Lim, Teik & Karim, Syeda & Fernando, Melinda & Haydar, Joaud & Lightowler, Rachel & Yip, Bryan & Sriamareswaran, Rumes & Tong, David & Layland, Jamie. (2020). Utility of Zwolle Risk Score in Guiding Low-Risk STEMI Discharge. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 30. 10.1016/j.hlc.2020.08.026.

2. 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.

3. Lim, T. & Karim, Syeda & Fernando, M. & Haydar, J. & Lightowler, R. & Yip, B. & Sriamareswaran, R. & Tong, David & Layland, J.. (2019). Utility of Zwolle Risk Score in Guiding low risk STEMI Discharge. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 28. 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.06.450.

4. Sriamareswaran, R. & Cole, Justin & Beare, R. & Phan, Tin & Srikanth, Velandai & Premaratne, Manuja & Tong, David & Vinod Benyani, Simran & Ahmed, M. & Layland, J.. (2019). Geographically Based Thrombolysis in ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Digitally Integrated Map Software Study. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 28. 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.06.388.

5. Sriamareswaran, R. & Cole, Justin & Beare, R. & Phan, Tin & Srikanth, Velandai & Premaratne, Manuja & Tong, David & Vinod Benyani, Simran & Ahmed, M. & Layland, J.. (2019). Geographically Based Thrombolysis in ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Digitally Integrated Map Software Study. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 28. 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.06.625.

6. Sultaniz, Rohullah & Tong, David & Peverelle, Matthew & Lee, Yun & Baradi, Arul & Wilson, Andrew. (2019). Elevated Triglycerides to High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (TG/HDL-C) Ratio Predicts Long-Term Mortality in High-Risk Patients. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 29. 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.03.019.

7. Lim, T.W. & Karim, S.T. & Fernando, M. & Haydar, J. & Lightowler, R. & Yip, B. & Sriamareswaran, R. & Tong, David & Layland, J.. (2018). PO189 Safe and Early Discharge of Low-Risk STEMI Patients Using Zwolle Risk Score. Global Heart. 13. 421-422. 10.1016/j.gheart.2018.09.164.

8. Cole, Justin & Beare, Richard & Phan, Thanh & Srikanth, Velandai & Macisaac, Andrew & Tong, David & Tan, Christianne & Perera, Padeepa & Yee, Susan & Ho, Jesslyn & Layland, Jamie. (2018). NOVEL USE OF DIGITALLY INTEGRATED MAP SOFTWARE AND TRAFFIC CONGESTION DATA TO IMPROVE FIRST MEDICAL CONTACT TO DEVICE TIME FOR STEMI. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 71. A1321. 10.1016/S0735-1097(18)31862-X.

9. Tong, David & Whitbourn, Robert & Macisaac, Andrew & Wilson, Andrew & Burns, Andrew & Palmer, Sonny & Layland, Jamie. (2018). High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Is a Predictor of Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. 4. 81. 10.3389/fcvm.2017.00081.

10. Cole, Justin & Beare, Richard & Phan, Thanh & Srikanth, Velandai & Macisaac, Andrew & Tan, Christianne & Tong, David & Yee, Susan & Ho, Jesslyn & Layland, Jamie. (2018). Staff Recall Travel Time for ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Impacted by Traffic Congestion and Distance: A Digitally Integrated Map Software Study. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. 4. 10.3389/fcvm.2017.00089.

11. Layland, J. & Tong, David & Lee, Matthew & Berry, C.. (2018). ST and T-Wave Abnormality as Footprint of Myocardial Oedema in Non–ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 27. S274-S275. 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.06.515.

12. Perera, Padeepa & Churchill, T. & Nazareth, L. & Tong, David & Layland, J.. (2018). Validation of a Novel Diagnostic Protocol Utilising Two-Hourly or Four-Hourly High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I for Evaluating Low-to-Intermediate-Risk Chest Pain Presentations. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 27. S357. 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.06.702.

13. Tong, David & Palmer, Sonny & Whitbourn, Robert & Wilson, Andrew & Layland, Jamie. (2017). HsCRP is an Independent Predictor of Microvascular Injury. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 26. S210. 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.06.380.

14. Comella, A. & Abrahams, T. & Tong, David & Layland, Jamie. (2017). Predictors of Multivessel Disease in Patients Undergoing In-Patient Coronary Angiography for Potential Acute Coronary Syndromes. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 26. S90. 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.06.108.

15. Koh, Ji & Tong, David & Sriamareswaran, Rumes & Yeap, Allysha & Yip, Bryan & Wu, Sam & Perera, Padeepa & Menon, Shyaman & Noaman, Saad & Layland, Jamie. (2017). In-hospital ‘CODE STEMI’ improves door-to-balloon time in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention: IN-HOSPITAL ‘CODE STEMI’ IMPROVES DTBT IN PPCI. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 30. 10.1111/1742-6723.12855.

16. Jackson, Damon & Tong, David & Layland, Jamie. (2016). A Review of the Coronary Applications of the Drug Coated Balloon. International Journal of Cardiology. 226. 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.09.045.

17. Nicolaides, Steven & Tong, David & Baradi, Arul & Whitbourn, Robert & Wilson, Andrew & Layland, Jamie & Gutman, Jack & Burns, A. & Barlis, Peter & Somaratne, J. & Palmer, Sonny & Nadarajah, N. & Adams, Heath & Paratz, E. & Gutman, Sarah & Macisaac, Andrew. (2016). Contemporary PCI Outcomes in the Elderly – A Single Centre Experience. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 25. S171. 10.1016/j.hlc.2016.06.401.

18. Premaratne, Manuja & Yip, B. & Sefhore, O. & Sriamareswaran, R. & Yeap, A. & Lefkovits, L. & Carrillo, P. & Tong, David & Layland, Jamie. (2016). Diabetes is an Independent Predictor of False Negative Stress Echocardiography. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 25. S225. 10.1016/j.hlc.2016.06.528.

19. Tong, David & Jackson, D. & Sriamareswaran, R. & Yeap, A. & Menon, S. & Noaman, S. & Gutman, Sarah & Sefhore, O. & Yip, B. & Premaratne, Manuja & Carrillo, P. & Layland, Jamie. (2016). In-Hospital STEMI Notification Improves Door-to-Balloon Time (DTB) for Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI). Heart, Lung and Circulation. 25. S273. 10.1016/j.hlc.2016.06.638.

20. Tong, David & Wilson, Andrew & Layland, Jamie. (2016). Novel Risk Factors for Acute Coronary Syndromes and Emerging Therapies. International Journal of Cardiology. 220. 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.06.148.

21. Tong, David & Wilson, Andrew & Layland, Jamie. (2016). Colchicine in cardiovascular disease: An ancient drug with modern tricks. Heart. 102. heartjnl-2015. 10.1136/heartjnl-2015-309211.

22. Tong, David & Andrianopoulos, Nick & Brennan, Angela & Teh, Andrew & Ajani, Andrew & Jackson, Damon & Roberts, Louise & Freeman, Melanie & New, Gishel. (2014). PT197 Outcomes of PCI in Hospital with and without On-site Cardiac Surgery. An Australian experience. Global Heart. 9. e206. 10.1016/j.gheart.2014.03.1965.

23. Baradi, Arul & Andrianopoulos, Nick & Brennan, Angela & Teh, Andrew & Tong, David & Ajani, Andrew & Jackson, Damon & Roberts, Louise & Freeman, Melanie & New, Gishel. (2014). PM185 Trends in Mortality following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Global Heart. 9. e100. 10.1016/j.gheart.2014.03.1572.

24. Tong, David & Roberts, Louise & Choong, Jamie & Parfrey, Shane & Fetahovic, Taufik & Nixon, Andrew & Jackson, Damon & Baradi, Arul & Freeman, Melanie & New, Gishel. (2014). PM135 Safe and Effective Early Discharge for Low to Intermediate Risk Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Patients – The SEED Observational Study. Global Heart. 9. e88. 10.1016/j.gheart.2014.03.1528.

25. Tong, David & Baradi, Arul & Teh, Andrew & Loane, Philippa & Sugumar, Hariharan & Yip, Thomas & Jackson, Damon & Roberts, Louise & Freeman, Melanie & New, Gishel. (2014). PM180 Characteristics and outcome of Nonagenarians undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Global Heart. 9. e98-e99. 10.1016/j.gheart.2014.03.1567.

26. Tong, David & Roberts, L. & Beale, J. & Jangwal, H. & Baradi, Arul & Jackson, D. & Naidu, P. & Rowe, M. & Cheong, Y. & Proimos, G. & Fernando, Danielle & Goods, C. & New, G.. (2013). Trends in PCI Over the Last Decade at Box Hill Hospital (BHH). Heart, Lung and Circulation. 22. S160. 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.05.383.

27. Sajeev, Jithin & Gunawan, F. & Wijesundera, P. & Menon, S. & Roberts, L. & Tong, David & Baradi, Arul & Jackson, D. & Naidu, P. & New, G.. (2013). Does the 50% Delta Change Alter Clinical Outcomes in Chest Pain Presentations to the Emergency Department. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 22. S38. 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.05.089.

28. Shields, C. & Roberts, L. & Munnar, K. & Jangwal, H. & Tong, David & Beale, J. & Phan, M. & Burton, A. & Scully, C. & Rowe, M. & Cheong, Y. & Proimos, G. & Fernando, Danielle & Goods, C. & New, G.. (2012). A Decade of PCI Experience with Off-site Surgical Back-up at Box Hill Hospital: What Have We Learnt?. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 21. S144. 10.1016/j.hlc.2012.05.363.

29. Munnur, K. & Roberts, L. & Shields, C. & Jangwel, H. & Tong, David & Beale, J. & Phan, M. & Burton, A. & Scully, C. & Rowe, M. & Proimos, G. & Cheong, Y. & Fernando, Danielle & Goods, C. & New, G.. (2012). A Decade of Primary PCI: Has Field Triage Improved Door to Balloon Time (D2BT) and Outcomes?. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 21. S144. 10.1016/j.hlc.2012.05.364.

30. Munnur, K. & Roberts, L. & Shields, C. & Jangwel, H. & Tong, David & Kerr, G. & Pandelli, V. & Cooke, Jennifer & Cheong, Y. & Chou, B. & Hamer, A. & Goods, C. & Gordon, Gary & Low, R. & Proimos, G. & Rowe, M. & Stevenson, Irene & New, G.. (2012). Is Remote Telemetry Monitoring of Non-Cardiology Patients Worthwhile?. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 21. S254-S255. 10.1016/j.hlc.2012.05.624.

More research publications are available upon request. 

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