Constantine N. Aroney

University of Queensland, Australia

Constantine N. Aroney graduated from The University of Queensland in 1979 and did his cardiology training at Royal Hobart, Royal Brisbane, and Prince Charles Hospitals. He gained a Heart Foundation Scholarship which allowed him to work as a Clinical and Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, before returning to Brisbane in 1989. In 1991, he was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Medicine from UQ in 1991 for research in heart failure. He is currently Director of Cardiac Services at Holy Spirit Northside Hospital and a Senior Visiting Cardiologist at The Prince Charles Hospital. His academic position is Associate Professor of Medicine, The University of Queensland. He served as Director of the Coronary Care Unit at PCH from 1990 till 2005, where he founded the first comprehensive Chest Pain Assessment Unit in Queensland. He is also an interventional Cardiologist with a particular interest in the percutaneous treatment of structural heart disease and has been a Queensland and Australian pioneer of angioplasty using the radial artery, mitral and aortic balloon valvuloplasty, ASD and PFO closure, alcohol septal ablation, and most recently percutaneous aortic valve implantation (Corevalve and Edwards) and mitral clip procedures. He has served on many national and local Heart Foundation and Cardiac Society committees (Chairman of the national Clinical Issues Committee and Scientific Committee of the CSANZ). Since 2000, he has been a principal author of Heart Foundation/CSANZ Australian guidelines for the management of the acute coronary syndromes. He has authored more than 170 research papers, abstracts, and book chapters and has been recently involved in research on acute coronary syndromes, cardiac troponin, and interventional cardiology.

Biography Updated on 23 August 2012

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