Dr Robert Perel is a heart rhythm and cardiac device specialist providing assessment and management of patients with symptoms of arrhythmia including palpitations, slow or fast heart beats, dizziness, blackouts/syncope, and patients with heart rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, ectopic beats, ventricular tachycardia and inherited arrhythmias.
Dr Perel performs diagnostic electrophysiology studies, atrial fibrillation ablation, atrial flutter ablation, supraventricular tachycardia ablation, ventricular tachycardia ablation and implantation of cardiac electronic devices (pacemakers, transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillators, subcutaneous defibrillators, cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillators and implanted cardiac monitors/loop recorders). He provides ongoing cardiac device management including programming, follow-up and remote follow-up for applicable devices.
Dr Perel is also a general cardiologist, offering consultation and management for patients with coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, heart failure and valvular heart disease.
He is a graduate of the University of Queensland with degrees in medicine and veterinary science. He undertook his physician and cardiology specialty training in Queensland, predominantly at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He completed a two-year fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology with the University of Toronto at St Michaels’ Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Dr Perel is recognised as a Certified Electrophysiology Specialist (CEPS-AC) and Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE), affiliated with the Heart Rhythm Society.
Dr Perel works within Queensland Cardiovascular Group and is predominantly based at Mater Medical Centre and Mater Private Hospital in South Brisbane. He also consults at Times Square Sunnybank Private Hospital Consulting Suites. He performs procedures at Mater Private Hospital Brisbane and St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Brisbane. He also provides inpatient consultations at Sunnybank Private Hospital, Mater Mothers’ Private Hospital, St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital and Greenslopes Private Hospital. Dr Perel also provides a monthly rural cardiology service in Charleville and Roma via the Heart of Australia cardiology service.
Procedures & Conditions
- Atrial Fibrillation Ablations
- Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) Ablation
- Electrophysiology Studies
- Atrial Flutter Ablation
- Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation
- Atrial Tachycardia Ablation
- Ventricular Ectopic Ablation
- Atrial Tachycardia
- Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
- Ventricular Ectopy
- AV Node Re-entry Tachycaria
- Cardiac Sarcoidosis
- Valvular Heart Disease
Fellowship of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New ZealandCardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand 2014
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology FellowshipUniversity of Toronto, Canada 2013
Certified Cardiac Device SpecialistSt Michael's Hospital (Toronto, Canada) 2012
Certified Electrophysiology Specialist - Adult CardiologySt Michael's Hospital (Toronto, Canada) 2012
Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians - CardiologyPrincess Alexandra Hospital & Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 2010
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Member of the Heart Rhythm Society
Research & Publications
1. Subendocardial late gadolinium enhancement in two patients with anthracycline cardiotoxicity following treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma Robert D Perel, Richard E Slaughter & Wendy E Strugnell Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (2006) 8, 789–791
2. Unusual triggers for stroke Jeyaraj Durai Pandian, Robert Perel, Robert D Henderson, John D O’ Sullivan & Stephen J Read Journal of Clinical Neuroscience (2007) 14(8), 786-787
3. Late gadolinium enhancement in non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy and implantable cardioverter defibrillator event occurrence. R Perel, R Gomes, C Chao, K Mallitt, R Denman, P Martin & R Slaughter. Abstract and poster presentation at The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand 57th Annual Scientific Meeting (2009)
4. Smoking in non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy as a predictor of arrhythmic events in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. C Chao, R Gomes, R Perel, K Mallitt, R Denman & P Martin. Abstract and poster presentation at The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand 57th Annual Scientific Meeting (2009)View More
- Acute Coronary Syndromes: An overview of anatomy & physiology, presentation, intervention, medications and rehabilitation Presentation to Queensland Cardiothoracic Specialist Group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association – September 2008
- Cardiomyopathy and Palpitations: A complicated case of rate and rhythm control Presentation sponsored by AstraZeneca & Medtronic for Queensland Cardiology Registrar Continuing Education. February 2009
- Antiplatelet Therapy, Coronary Artery Disease and Surgery: Managing the dilemma Presentation sponsored by Sanofi Aventis for Round Table Meeting between Cardiology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery and Cardiac Surgery Specialists – July 2009
- An Overview of Heart Disease and Evidence Base of Key Medications Presentation to the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, sponsored by Sanofi Aventis. Videoconferenced across 21 sites throughout Queensland – September 2009
- Prevention of Infective Endocarditis: Overview of Guideline Changes for Antibiotic Prophylaxis.
Presentation to Australian Society of Periodontology QLD Branch. May 2010
- How to differentiate common rate and rhythm disorders in the cardiac patient Presentation to St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital General Practitioner Education Conference – March 2015
- Fitness to Drive – the grey and difficult.
2015 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine. August 2015 Brisbane
- Blackouts, Cardiac Rhythm Disorders and Fitness to Drive Presentation to St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital General Practitioner Education Program – August 2015 Brisbane
- Tachycardia – Arrhythmias, Ablation, Cardiac Devices
“Gundy Medical Muster” – Goondiwindi, Queensland – September 2016
- Broad Complex Tachycardias and other abnormal ECGs Lecture to Mater Hospital Nursing Continuing Education Program – September 2016