Dr Adrian Elliott
|Institute:||The University of Adelaide|
The STEP-ICD Study
Approximately 4000 Australians receive an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) annually. An ICD is typically implanted in patients with heart failure and/or ventricular arrhythmias for the prevention of sudden cardiac death. However, annual mortality rates following implant remain high (5-8% per year).
The benefits of exercise and physical activity for the prevention of…
Exercise Training for Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent clinical arrhythmia that is most commonly managed by medication and/or an invasive procedure known as catheter ablation.
Dr Adrian Elliot’s research has previously shown that patients who address risk factors such as high blood pressure and obesity are more likely to improve their arrhythmia.