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Hunter Heart

Hunter Heart offers personal care with cardiologists specialising in investigating and treating patients with syncope, chest pain, palpitations and shortness of breath due to a variety of cardiac complaints.

Hunter Heart News

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Atrial Fibrillation Ablation with the Farapulse® Ablation system

Dr Jackson was proud to be able to perform the second atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation with the Farapulse® pulsed field ablation system in Australia and the first in a patient with a mechanical mitral valve. This system makes AF ablation more straightforward and faster to perform. It also promises to reduces possible side effects of ablation such as temporary injury to surrounding nerves or the oesophagus. See 'AF ablation' under patient information. 


Left Atrial Appendage Closure

Dr Thambar performs left atrial appendage closure at Newcastle Private Hospital and has recently started performing this procedure in selected patients at John Hunter Hospital. This procedure places a 'plug' in the left atrial appendage to reduce the risk of stroke in patients who are unable to take blood thinning medications or who are high risk for bleeding complications.  

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Dr Nick Jackson implants a Permanent Pacemaker.

About Hunter Heart

Hunter Heart has been a cardiology practice in the Hunter region since 1999. It was originally founded by Associate Professor Jim Leitch and has always focused on detailed and personal care of patients with cardiology conditions. The doctors of Hunter Heart have always been actively involved in medical education and maintain appointments with the University of Newcastle in relation to this. Further to this, they have a strong belief in furthering medical research in order to develop new technologies and refine existing procedures to advance heart care. 

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