Biography

Dr Karen Phillips is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist in private practice in Brisbane. She is a Clinician and Researcher. She heads the Brisbane AF Clinic which is dedicated to the comprehensive management of atrial fibrillation. The clinic is based at Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane – the largest private hospital in Australia.

She underwent specialised training at the Cleveland Clinic, America’s Number One rated Cardiac Hospita Read More...

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Atrial Flutter Ablation
  • Left Atrial Appendage Device Occlusion
Conditions Treated
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter

Experience

  • Cardiac Electrophysiologist
    Greenslopes Private Hospital Present

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Memberships

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

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

  • Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS)

Research & Publications

Publications

1. Maarse, Moniek & Wintgens, Lisette & Ponomarenko, Andrey & Phillips, Karen & Romanov, Aleksandr & Ballesteros, Gabriel & Swaans, Martin & Folkeringa, Richard & Garcia‐Bolao, Ignacio & Boersma, Lucas. (2021). Impact of Anticoagulation Strategy after Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion in Patients Requiring Direct Current Cardioversion. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 32. 10.1111/jce.14889.

2. Phillips, Karen. (2020). How to estimate the potential clinical benefit associated with left atrial appendage closure? Authors’ reply. Europace. 22. 1756. 10.1093/europace/euaa225.

3. Phillips, Karen & Romanov, Aleksandr & Artemenko, Sergey & Folkeringa, Richard & Szili-Torok, Tamas & Senatore, Gaetano & Stein, Kenneth & Razali, Omar & Gordon, Nicole & Boersma, Lucas. (2019). Combining left atrial appendage closure and catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: 2-year outcomes from a multinational registry. Europace. 22. 10.1093/europace/euz286.

4. Phillips, Karen & Santoso, Teguh & Sanders, Prashanthan & Alison, Jeffrey & Chan, Jason & Pak, Hui-Nam & Chandavimol, Mann & Stein, Kenneth & Gordon, Nicole & Razali, Omar. (2019). Supplementary Material.

5. Phillips, Karen & Santoso, Teguh & Sanders, Prashanthan & Alison, Jeffrey & Chan, Jason & Pak, Hui-Nam & Chandavimol, Mann & Stein, Kenneth & Gordon, Nicole & Razali, Omar. (2019). Left atrial appendage closure with WATCHMAN in Asian patients: 2 year outcomes from the WASP registry. International Journal of Cardiology. Heart & Vasculature. 23. 10.1016/j.ijcha.2019.100358.

6. Phillips, Karen & Smith, Christopher & Butler, Michelle & Taylor, Anders & Hall, Terri. (2018). Epicardial Appendage Ooze Causing Pericardial Tamponade Following Left Atrial Appendage Device Implant. HeartRhythm Case Reports. 4. 10.1016/j.hrcr.2018.04.013.

7. Wintgens, Lisette & Romanov, Aleksandr & Phillips, Karen & Ballesteros, Gabriel & Swaans, Martin & Folkeringa, Richard & Garcia-Bolao, Ignacio & Pokushalov, Evgeny & Boersma, Lucas. (2018). Combined atrial fibrillation ablation and left atrial appendage closure: long-term follow-up from a large multicentre registry. EP Europace. 20. 10.1093/europace/euy025.

8. Wintgens, Lisette & Romanov, Aleksandr & Phillips, Karen & Ballesteros, Gabriel & Swaans, Martin & Folkeringa, Richard & Garcia-Bolao, Ignacio & Pokushalov, Evgeny & Boersma, Lucas. (2018). Combined atrial fibrillation ablation and left atrial appendage closure: long-term follow-up from a large multicentre registry. EP Europace. 20. 10.1093/europace/euy025.

9. Phillips, Karen. (2017). Response by Phillips KP et al. to letter regarding article ‘Long term outcomes from catheter ablation of very longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation’. International Journal of Cardiology. 247. 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.03.061.

10. Phillips, Karen & Pokushalov, Evgeny & Romanov, Aleksandr & Artemenko, Sergey & Folkeringa, Richard & Szili-Torok, Tamas & Senatore, Gaetano & Stein, Kenneth & Razali, Omar & Gordon, Nicole & Boersma, Lucas. (2017). Combining Watchman left atrial appendage closure and catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: Multicentre registry results of feasibility and safety during implant and 30 days follow-up. EP Europace. 20. 10.1093/europace/eux183.

11. Phillips, Karen & Paul, Vince. (2017). Dealing With the Left Atrial Appendage for Stroke Prevention: Devices and Decision-Making. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 26. 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.05.113.

12. Phillips, Karen & Walker, Daniel. (2016). Long Term Outcomes from Catheter Ablation of Very Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation. International Journal of Cardiology. 228. 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.11.039.

13. Phillips, Karen. (2016). Pursuing early catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation in the congestive heart failure population: significance of the AATAC trial results. Journal of Thoracic Disease. 8. 1913-1915. 10.21037/jtd.2016.06.78.

14. Boersma, Lucas & Pokushalov, Evgeny & Romanov, Alexander & Artemenko, Sergey & Folkeringa, Richard & Szili-Torok, Tamas & Senatore, Gaetano & Stein, Kenneth & Omar, Razali & Phillips, Karen. (2016). 22-05: Combining LAA closure and catheter ablation for long-term stroke prevention: multicenter registry results of feasibility, efficacy, and safety during implant and 30 days follow-up. EP Europace. 18. i26-i26. 10.1093/europace/18.suppl_1.i26b.

15. Phillips, Karen. (2016). Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Epidemiology. 10.1007/978-3-319-16280-5_1.

16. Phillips, Karen & Kar, Saibal. (2016). WATCHMAN Device. 10.1007/978-3-319-16280-5_10.

17. Phillips, Karen & Walker, Daniel & Humphries, Julie. (2015). Combined catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and Watchman® left atrial appendage occlusion procedures: Five-year experience. Journal of Arrhythmia. 5. 10.1016/j.joa.2015.11.001.

18. Walker, Daniel & Phillips, Karen. (2015). Left atrial catheter ablation subsequent to Watchman® left atrial appendage device implantation: A single centre experience. Europace. 17. 10.1093/europace/euv037.

19. Phillips, Karen. (2014). Double Transseptal Puncture Adjacent to Multiple Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluders: Case Report. Heart, lung & circulation. 24. 10.1016/j.hlc.2014.11.019.

20. Humphries, Julie & Phillips, K.. (2013). Procedural Outcomes of Watchman® Left Atrial Appendage Occluder Device Implantation and Longitudinal Toe Follow-Up of Peri-Device Leaks. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 22. S118. 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.05.281.

21. Humphries, Julie & Phillips, K.. (2012). Case Report: Development of Reversible Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus on Dabigatran Therapy in a 60 Year Old Woman with Atrial Fibrillation Switched from Warfarin. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 21. S116. 10.1016/j.hlc.2012.05.289.

22. Humphries, Julie & Phillips, K.. (2011). First Two Years Experience and Clinical Outcomes after Watchman® Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Procedure: Case Series in a Single Centre. Heart Lung and Circulation – HEART LUNG CIRC. 20. 10.1016/j.hlc.2011.05.315.

23. Phillips, K. & Walker, D. & Humphries, Julie. (2011). Combined Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation and Watchman ® Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Procedure: A Case Series. Heart Lung and Circulation – HEART LUNG CIRC. 20. 10.1016/j.hlc.2011.05.227.

24. Walker, Daniel & Humphries, Julie & Phillips, Karen. (2011). Left Atrial Appendage Anatomical Analysis Using Segmented Three-Dimensional Cardiac CT: A Comparison of Patients with Paroxysmal and Persistent Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing. 34. 173-9. 10.1007/s10840-011-9638-1.

25. Humphries, Julie & Phillips, K.. (2010). Initial Experience with Watchman ® Left Atrial Appendage Occluder Device Implantation—Lessons from Transoesophageal Echocardiographic Guidance. Heart Lung and Circulation – HEART LUNG CIRC. 19. 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.06.450.

26. Phillips, K. & Stewart, D. & Jones, S. & Walker, D. & Humphries, Julie. (2010). Watchman ® Left Atrial Appendage Occluder Implants: The Initial Queensland Experience. Heart Lung and Circulation – HEART LUNG CIRC. 19. 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.06.1046.

 

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