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A new clinic for structural heart conditions

A new clinic for adult patients with structural heart conditions has opened at the Cardiac Investigation Unit at Frankston Hospital. Dr Nay Htun, Interventional Cardiologist, is now accepting direct referrals to the weekly clinic for conditions affecting the heart muscle and valves. The new clinic is offered alongside existing clinics for general cardiology/chest pain and arrhythmia.
Dr Htun says the new clinic makes things a lot easier for patients with structural heart conditions. “It’s a complete package for all structural heart diseases in one spot. We can deliver comprehensive care, including pre and post procedure consultations here at Frankston.”

Previously patients first visited the general cardiology clinic where they were referred to Dr Htun.
Dr Htun performs structural heart interventions at the Alfred Hospital including:
• Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
• Balloon Valvuloplasty
• Percutaneous Mitral Valve Interventions
• Patent Foramen Oval (PFO) and Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) closures
• Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) occlusion

Early in 2020, Dr Htun plans to conduct Balloon Valvuloplasty procedures and PFO/ASD closures at Frankston Hospital, again making it easier for Mornington Peninsula patients to access services.
Dr Nay Htun undertook his cardiology training at the Alfred Hospital and Peninsula Health and spent two years (2015-2017) at St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, under the mentorship of Professor John Webb, one of the world leaders in structural heart interventions, including TAVI.
He is also a clinician scientist and was awarded PhD Medicine in 2016 by Monash University for his research focusing on detecting vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques which were at high risk of progression to heart attacks and strokes.