Electrophysiologist in QLD

Biography

Meet Dr Wai Kah Choo, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist from Gold Coast, Australia

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Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) Ablation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Ablation
  • Implantation/Management of Devices (Internal Loop Recorders, Pacemakers, ICDs, and CRTs)
Conditions Treated
  • Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Heart Rhythm Abnormalities
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope

Experience

  • Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist
    Gold Coast Private Hospital Present
  • Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist
    John Flynn Private Hospital Present
  • Director of Arrhythmia Services
    Northern Territory Health 2017 - Present
  • Senior Lecturer
    Flinders University, South Australia

Memberships & Affiliations

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCPUK)

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA, UK)

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP, London)

  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)

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

  • Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS)

  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)

Research & Publications

Publications

1. Weerasundera, K. & Wing-Lun, E. & Choo, W.. (2022). Thyrotoxicosis Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 31. S104. 10.1016/j.hlc.2022.06.136.

2. Clarke, Nicholas & Kangaharan, Nadarajah & Costello, Ben & Tu, Samuel & Hanna-Rivero, Nicole & Le, Kim & Agahari, Ian & Choo, Wai & Pitman, Bradley & Gallagher, Celine & Haji, Kawa & Roberts-Thomson, Kurt & Sanders, Prashanthan & Wong, Christopher. (2021). Left atrial, pulmonary vein, and left atrial appendage anatomy in Indigenous individuals: Implications for atrial fibrillation. IJC Heart & Vasculature. 34. 100775. 10.1016/j.ijcha.2021.100775.

3. Clarke, N. & Kangaharan, Nadarajah & Costello, Ben & Tu, Samuel & Hanna-Rivero, Nicole & Agahari, Ian & Choo, W. & Pitman, Bradley & Gallagher, Celine & Haji, Kawa & Robertson-Thomson, K. & Sanders, Prashanthan & Wong, Christopher. (2020). 701 Left Atrial, Pulmonary Vein, and Left Atrial Appendage Anatomy in Indigenous Individuals: Implications for Atrial Fibrillation. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 29. S351-S352. 10.1016/j.hlc.2020.09.708.

4. Wing-Lun, E. & Myers, Sian & Ilton, Marcus & Marangou, J. & Kangaharan, Nadarajah & Tayeb, H. & Choo, W. & Kaethner, A. & Piper, Ben. (2019). Late Presentation of Rheumatic Heart Disease during Pregnancy: A common occurrence in the NT. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 28. 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.06.033.

5. Choo, Wai & Raju, Hariharan & Lipton, Jonathan & Bates, Matthew & Kistler, Peter & Sparks, Paul & Morton, Joseph & Kalman, Jonathan. (2019). Assessment of ablation catheter contact on valve annulus: Implications on accessory pathway ablation. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 19. 84-89. 10.1016/j.ipej.2019.03.007.

6. Hall, Maddison & Marangou, James & Choo, Wai & Ilton, Marcus. (2019). Device Therapy for Heart Failure in Northern Australia: Challenges of Success. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 28. 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.05.163.

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Videos

What is Atrial Fibrillation (AF), the risk factors, diagnosis and consequences if AF is left untreated?
Dr Wai Kah Choo explains how he manages patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) in his practice
What is an Atrial Fibrillation Ablation procedure and what can patients expect when undergoing this procedure?

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