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Area of Interest / Research

Hearts 1st provides a broad service of diagnostic testing assessing cardiac conditions including coronary artery disease, structural heart disease and rhythm disorders.

We have a particular interest in the following areas:

  • Contrast (Definity) imaging with echo and stress echo imaging
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) detection via agitated saline imaging
  • Athlete screening with sporting bodies such as Queensland Academy of Sport, Queensland Reds, Broncos.
  • Varied research work in conjunction with Gallipoli Medical Research

Journal Articles & Abstracts – authored / co-authored by Hearts 1st Staff

The following information provides links to articles and abstracts on external websites.


The Safety Profile of Perflutren Microsphere Contrast Echocardiography During Rest and Stress Imaging: Results from an Australian Multicentre Cohort. Heart, Lung, Circulation. David G. Platts, Sushil A. Luis, Damian Roper, Darryl Burstow,Tony Call, Anthony Forshaw, Roess Pascoe [Article in Press].

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Detection of Right-to-Left Atrial Communication Using Agitated Saline Contrast Imaging: Experience with 1162 Patients and Recommendations for Echocardiography. Kate Marriott, Vance Manins, Anthony Forshaw, Jeremy Wright, and Roess Pascoe, Greenslopes, Australia. American Society of Echocardiography. Vol 26 Iss 1 2013.

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CSANZ 2009

Velocity Vector Imaging Assessment of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function.

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A Novel Technique for Estimation of Left Atrial Dimensions Using Standard 12-lead ECG Data.

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CSANZ 2010

Impact of Echo-Contrast (Definity) in Treadmill Stress Echocardiography Workflow - Initial Experience with New Contrast Protocol.

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Comparison of Time-Frequency Analysis Parameters from Standard 12-Lead ECG with Left Atrial Volume by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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CSANZ 2011

Detection of Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) using Agitated Saline Contrast Imaging: Experience with 1162 patients and Recommendations for Echocardiography.

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Implementation of Secure Wireless Data Transmission and Priority Marking on 12-lead ECG Improves Work Flow in a Pre-Operative Theatre Ward.

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CSANZ 2012

Safety of Echo-Contrast (Definity) in Treadmill Stress Echocardiography – Single Centre Experience.

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Impact of Echo-Contrast (Definity®) to enhance spectral Doppler Tricuspid Regurgitation signals.

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12-lead ECG screening in elite athletes – an initial Australian experience.

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Implementation of Secure Wireless Data Transmission on 12-lead ECG Improves Workflow in a Tertiary Hospital.

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