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Dr Tony Lai

 

MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ


GENERAL & INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGIST

 

Specialises In:

    • Ischaemic Heart Disease
    • Chest Pain Assessment
    • Arrhythmia
    • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Heart Failure
    • Preoperative Cardiac Assessment

Invasive Cardiac Procedures:

    • Coronary Angiography
    • Coronary Intervention
    • PFO Closure
    • Right Heart Study
    • Percutaneous Aortic Balloon Valvuloplasty

Cardiac Investigations

    • Cardiac CT Angiography
    • Echocardiography
    • Stress Echocardiography
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiography

Dr Lai commenced practice at the Gold Coast Heart Centre in January 2012. He attended The Southport School (TSS) and graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School.  His cardiology training was undertaken at The Prince Charles, Townsville and the Gold Coast Hospitals. In 2009 he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and in 2012, as a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ).

Advancing his cardiac experience at the prestigious McMaster University in Canada, Dr Lai completed a two-year fellowship in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac CT Angiography. He performed over 3000 invasive Coronary Angiographies and over 1300 percutaneous coronary interventions, including complex procedures such as chronic total occlusion intervention, rotational atherectomy, left main coronary artery intervention, Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) assessment and Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) measurement.  He was also trained in PFO closure, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) assessment and percutaneous aortic balloon valvuloplasty.  He is a co-author of multiple clinical research papers and is also actively involved with medical students training and education.  

Dr Lai visits inpatients at Gold Coast Private, Pindara and John Flynn Private Hospitals daily and consults regularly from the Gold Coast Heart Centre practices at Tugun, Southport and Hope Island. Patients can expect a 24-hour emergency interventional cardiac care for acute myocardial infarction.  He is committed to providing the highest cardiology expertise and is a multilingual medical practitioner fluent in English, Chinese Mandarin and Taiwanese.


To arrange an appointment for your patient with Dr Tony Lai please contact:

 

Tel: (07) 5586 5305, Fax (07) 5598 9181