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Aortic Stenosis and the urgency for treatment Members login for free access About RACGP online events


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Recorded: 8 Jul 2021


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Aortic Stenosis and the urgency for treatment

On-demand recorded 8 Jul 2021

Aortic Stenosis (AS) is the most common type of heart valve disease. Currently AS affects approximately 2% of patients over the age of 65 years, increasing to 10% of patients aged 80+. If left untreated, patients with symptomatic AS have a greatly reduced life expectancy and quality of life. Survival rates at 2 years can be as low as 50%. Early diagnosis and referral is key to patients receiving appropriate treatment with General Practitioners playing a vital role in this process.

This webinar will outline diagnostic options in general practice for identifying Aortic Stenosis, highlight the importance of early referral and discuss the evolution of both pharmacological and procedural interventions for the treatment and management of patients with Aortic Stenosis.

This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event is part of Medtronic 12 part webinar series. Events in this series are:


Dr Trish Kahawita

Trish is a new GP fellow who is passionate about digital health, medical education, and doctor wellbeing. She has been practicing medicine for the last ten years and has worked all around Australia, in both urban and remote areas. Her main clinical interests include Women's and Children's Health, Mental Health, Neurology, Geriatrics / Palliative Care, and Tropical Medicine. She has just moved to Sydney where she will work as a medical educator for GP Synergy as well as being a community Palliative Care GP. She also volunteers as a peer support facilitator for junior doctors. She is excited about the future of primary care and the use of innovative health technologies.


Associate Professor Dion Stub
Interventional Cardiologist

Associate Professor Dion Stub is an Interventional Cardiologist specialising in coronary and structural heart intervention. He also has a particular interest in treating the cardiac emergencies of myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest, and was awarded his PhD in 2013 developing Australia’s first treatment pathway for patients with refractory cardiac arrest, through combined research at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and The Alfred Hospital. Dion spent 2 years overseas in USA and Canada, as a post doctorate fellow and working with Prof John Webb, an international expert at transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Dion has published extensively and delivered multiple presentations in both cardiac emergencies and structural heart intervention, and has been internationally recognized for his research. He is a staff specialist at Alfred Hospital and Western Health and has rooms at Cabrini Hospital Malvern. Dion is married with 3 children, a keen sportsman and a passionate Carlton supporter.



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