Biography

Dr Vincent Deen is an Electrophysiologist who currently practices in the Greenslopes Private Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital. Vince has accumulated over 20 years of experience in his field as an experienced cardiologist and specialist electrophysiologist.

He has a special interest and particular expertise in His-Purkinje pacing, a technique that aims to preserve patients’ left ventricular function in the heart. Dr Deen is one of the highest implanters in Australia to perform this technique, accruing more than 300 cases over the last two years and is the primary Cardiologist to regularly perform this procedure in Brisbane.

Vince’s expertise in His-Purkinje pacing has positioned him as a respected proctor in this technique and he is regularly invited to speak at meetings both internationally and nationally.

After graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Dr Deen completed his general physician training and advanced cardiology training at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane.

Dr Deen completed a further year of training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he continued to pursue sub-specialty training in Electrophysiology and Pacing. It was at the Royal Melbourne Hospital that Vince received advanced cardiology training under the guidance of the internationally respected, Professor Jonathan Kalman, who is one of Australia’s leading heart rhythm experts.

Vince has contributed his knowledge to publications such as the Journal of Cardiovascular Eletrophysiology and Internal Medicine Journal. Additionally, in Dr Deen’s role at The Prince Charles Hospital, he assists in mentoring training cardiology registrars and fellows.

Dr Deen also has an interest in pulmonary vein cryoablation for atrial fibrillation and has accumulated over 180 cases.

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Electrophysiologic Studies and Radio Frequency Ablation
  • Pulmonary Vein Cryoablation
  • His-Bundle and Left-Bundle Branch Pacing
  • Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT)
  • Defibrillator Implants
  • Implantable Loop Recorder (ILR)
  • Pacemaker Implantation
Conditions Treated
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Bradycardia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Atrial Flutter

Experience

  • Visiting Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
    Greenslopes Private Hospital 1999 - Present
  • Visiting Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
    The Prince Charles Hospital 1999 - Present
  • Visiting Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
    Wesley Private Hospital 1999 - 2018
  • Cardiology Fellow
    Royal Melbourne Hospital 1998
  • Cardiology Fellow
    The Prince Charles Hospital 1997

Memberships & Awards

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • 2004

    Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

  • 1999

    Member of the Heart Rhythm Society

  • 1993

    Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians

  • 1987

    Member of the Australian Medical Association

Awards
  • 1987

    Intern of the Year - Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital

Research & Publications

Publications

1. “Pulmonary Vein Paced Activation Sequence Mapping: Comparison with Activation Sequences During Onset of Focal Atrial Fibrillation” Deen, Sparks, Vohra, Kalman North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 1999 A 390

2. “Anisotropic Conduction Across Crista Terminalis During Onset of Focal Atrial Fibrillation” Deen, Sparks, Vohra, Kalman North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 1999 A389

3. “Characteristic P Wave Morphology During Pulmonary Vein Pacing” Deen, Vohra, Kalman North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 1999 A285

4. “Sensitivity and Specificity of Concealed Entrainment for the Identification of a Critical Isthmus in the Atrium: Relationship to rate, anatomic location and antidromic penetration” Morton, Sanders, Deen, Vohra, Kalman Journal of the American College of Cardiology March 2, 2002

5. “Immediate and long-term results of radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary vein ectopy for cure of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation using focal approach” Sanders, Morton, Deen, Davidson, Sparks, Vohra, Kalman Internal Medicine Journal, 2002 May – June; 35 (5-6): 202-7

6. “Conduction Characteristics at the Crista Terminalis during onset of pulmonary vein atrial fibrillation” Flynn, Morton, Deen, Kistler, Vohra, Sparks, Kalman Journal of Cardiovascular Eletrophysiology 2004 Aug 10 (8) 855 – 61

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Presentations

  • “Echocardiographic Follow up of the Cryolife – O’Brien Stentless Porcine Aortic Xenograft” & “Cardiac Sarcoidosis – Clinical Manifestations” in Australia and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, Pages 613 & 623, Vol 25, No 5, October 1995 (abstracts). Also presented at the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Canberra, 1995.
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