About the Centre

Our Vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of patients with Heart Rhythm Disorders.

Our Mission is to advance the understanding and management of Heart Rhythm Disorders.

CHRD provides a forum for translational research into heart rhythm disorders. The group has a large clinical research program as well as an established experimental, computer simulation and expansive animal research programs in the area of arrhythmogenesis. A particular focus of the group has been the mechanisms, consequences, treatment and prevention of Atrial Fibrillation.

Investigators conduct cutting edge research encompassing:

  • understanding why cardiac arrhythmias occur and working on better ways to treat them via scientific and clinical pathways
  • exploring the relationship between atrial fibrillation, blood clotting and stroke
  • assessing the burden of cardiac arrhythmia in the community and the health system
  • understanding the patient experience and providing targeted education to improve quality of life.