Dr Heath Adams is an early career Structural & Interventional Cardiologist from Tasmania, Australia. Heath was educated at the University of Tasmania School of Medicine obtaining First Class Honours. Throughout Cardiology & Interventional training at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and the Royal Hobart Hospital, Heath became interested in the treatment of severe aortic stenosis, and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), before receiving Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of Physicians in Adult Cardiology in 2016.
Heath joined the St Thomas Hospital Valvular Heart Disease team in 2019, a prestigious institution and a worldwide centre of excellence in TAVI and structural interventions. With the support of the Dr MG Ciezar Memorial Scholarship from the University of Tasmania, Heath has performed a yearlong clinical post Structural Fellowship performing over 300 complex structural and coronary procedures. Heath sees new patients in the valvular heart disease clinic, and oversees the multidisciplinary team preparation for the local heart team.
Furthermore, from an academic perspective Heath has been involved in developing book chapters and published peer reviewed manuscripts in TAVI and structural heart disease during 2019. Heath was also awarded in the top 3 clinical cases for the International EURO PCR Valves Conference in London, to be presented in November. Titled “Between a rock and the mitral valve space”.
Heath’s research interests include TAVI, valve durability, transcatheter mitral interventions, PFO and stroke, and optimising outcomes for valvular heart disease patients. Heath despite performing a clinical post, is an active member of the research team currently assisting in recruiting patients for in house studies and the multicentre VITALE Microport valve trial (NCT03575039) and the ESC Valve Durability Study (see https://www.escardio.org/Research/Registries-&-surveys/Observational-research-programme/valve-durability-tavi-registry ).Download Publications Adams