Dr Luan Huynh

Dr Luan Huynh

Dr Luan Huynh MBBS PhD FRACP FCSANZ is a cardiologist with special interest in echocardiography, valvular heart disease, difficult to control hypertension, and perioperative cardiac care. He joined the SA Heart team in 2012.

Having graduated from Adelaide University in 2001 and completed internship the following year at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Dr Huynh commenced postgraduate studies at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital before commencing his PhD at Flinders University in 2006 in cardiovascular epidemiology. He completed his PhD, titled “Improving the Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Australia”, and has contributed to cardiovascular reference books and is published in medical journals.

Specialty cardiology training was undertaken at Flinders Medical Centre and he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2009.

Dr Huynh subsequently undertook a subspecialty clinical fellowship in echocardiography at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He has advanced expertise in echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography. He is also qualified in CT coronary angiography, and has an interest in cardiac MRI.

Dr Huynh sees patients with the full spectrum of adult cardiology problems, but has special interests in echocardiography, valvular heart disease, difficult to control hypertension, and perioperative cardiovascular risk management. 

Luan consults regularly at our Ashford, North Adelaide, St Agnes and Modbury locations.

Publications:

1. LT Huynh, J Rankin, P Tideman, et al. Reperfusion therapy in the acute management of ST elevation myocardial infarction in Australia: Findings from the ACACIA Registry. Medical Journal of Australia 2010;193(09):496-501.

2. LT Huynh, DPB Chew, RM Sladek, et al. Unperceived treatment gaps in acute coronary syndrome. International Journal of Clinical Practice 2009;63(10):1456-1464.

3. DH Lau, LT Huynh, DP Chew, et al. Prognostic Impact of Types of Atrial Fibrillation in Acute Coronary Syndromes. American Journal of Cardiology 2009;104(10):1317-1323.

4. DP Chew, LT Huynh, D Liew, et al. Potential survival gains in the treatment of myocardial infarction. Heart 2009;95:1844-1850.

5. KE Joynt, L Huynh, JV Amerena, et al. Impact of acute and chronic risk factors on use of evidence-based treatments in patients in Australia with acute coronary syndromes. Heart 2009;95:1442-1448.

6. Derek P Chew & Luan Huynh. Applying evidence based medicine, guidelines and clinical pathways in the Coronary Care Unit: Bridging the Last Mile. Coronary Care Manual, 2nd Ed. Thompson 2009.

7. Sladek RM, Bond MJ, Huynh LT, Chew DP & Phillips PA. Thinking styles and doctors' knowledge and behaviours relating to acute coronary syndrome guidelines. Implementation Science 2008, 3:23.

8. Huynh LT, Phillips PA, Chew DP. Improving the management of acute coronary syndromes in Australia: translating evidence to outcomes. Internal Medicine Journal 2007;37(6):412-5.

Abstracts and Communications

1. Huynh LT, Astley CM, De Pasquale CG, Vaile J, Aylward P, Chew DP. Patient factors and the usage of acute coronary syndrome clinical guidelines. Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2006 15S:S88-9.

2. Huynh LT, Chew DP, Sladek RM, et al. Perception is far from reality: unrecognised treatment gaps in acute coronary syndromes. A survey of clinician’s knowledge, beliefs, and guideline- concordant behaviours compared to actual clinical practice. Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2007; 16(2):S126.

3. Huynh LT, Zeitz C, Phillips P, et al. Factors predicting high-risk acute coronary syndrome: how do clinicians rank them? Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2007; 16(2):S125-S126.

4. Joynt KE, Huynh LT, Amerena JV, et al. The association between admission risk status and use of performance measure therapies in patients presenting with ST-elevation and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2007; 16(2):S181. 

5. Erickson M, Huynh LT, Rankin J, et al. Reperfusion therapy in STEMI: Contemporary Australian data from the ACACIA registry. Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2007; 16(2):S124.

6. Huynh LT, Astley CM, Amerena JV, et al. The relative, absolute, and incremental impact of therapies for acute coronary syndrome on 6 month events: an analysis of the Australian Collaborative Acute Coronary Syndromes Prospective Audit (ACACIA). Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2007; 16(2):S126-S127.

7. Amerena JV, Brieger D, Coverdale S, Rankin J, Huynh LT, Astley CM, Chew DP. The ACACIA registry – Frequency of in-hospital complications and their association with 6-month mortality after Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS). Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2007; 16(2):S122-S123.

8. Astley CM, Amerena JV, Brieger D, Coverdale S, Rankin J, Huynh LT, Chew DP. Identifying the factors contributing to poorer outcome in women in the Acute Coronary Syndromes Prospective Audit (ACACIA). Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2007; 16(2):S119.

9. Dundon BK, Huynh LT, Worthley SG, Soman A, Brieger DB, Chew DP. An Invasive Management Strategy is the Only Therapeutic Intervention Associated with Improved Survival in Acute Coronary Syndrome Complicated by Hemodynamic Compromise. JACC, 2008; 51(10):A197.

10. Dundon BK, Huynh LT, Worthley SG, Soman A, Brieger DB, Chew DP. Resuscitated Cardiac Arrest is Associated with Reduced In-hospital, but not Long-term Survival in Acute Coronary Syndrome. JACC, 2008; 51(10):A232.

11. Lau DH, Huynh LT, Astley CM, et al. Timing of Ventricular Arrhythmia Onset Impacts Long Term Outcome in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients. Heart Rhythm, 2008; 5:S393.

12. Joynt KE, Huynh L, Amarena J, et al. Differential Impact of Acute Myocardial Risk Factors and Chronic Comorbidities on use of Guideline-recommended Therapies in Patients Presenting with Acute Coronary Syndromes. Circulation 2008;118:S1108.

13. Mattschoss SF, Eccleston D, Walters D, Brieger D, Rankin J, Astley CM, Morrison H, Huynh LT, Chew PB. Aspirin responsiveness/resistance and Diabetes in an Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) population. Circulation 2008; 118:S820.

14. Eccleston D, Brieger D, Walters D, Rankin J, Mattschoss S, Huynh L, Astley C, Chew D. Aspirin Resistance Predicts an Increased Risk of In-hospital Events in Australian Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes: Results from the CARS Study. Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2008; 17(3):S111.

15. Dundon BK, Huynh LT, Worthley SG, Astley CM, Soman A, Brieger DB, Chew DP. Successfully Resuscitated Cardiac Arrest is Associated with Reduced In-hospital, but not Long- term Survival in Acute Coronary Syndrome. Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2008; 17(3):S108.

16. Dundon BK, Huynh LT, Worthley SG, Astley CM, Soman A, Brieger DB, Chew DP. Acute Coronary Syndrome complicated by Haemodynamic Compromise: Improved Survival with an Invasive Management Strategy. Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2008; 17(3):S109.
 
17. Lau DH, Huynh LT, Chew DP, Astley CM, Soman A, Young GD, Sanders P. Time of Onset of Ventricular Arrhythmia in Acute Coronary Syndrome Determines its Long-Term Prognostic Burden. Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2008; 17(3):S272.

18. Lau DH, Huynh LT, Chew DP, Astley CM, Soman A, Young GD, Sanders P. Incidence and Prognostic Impact of New Onset Atrial Fibrillation Varies with Acute Coronary Syndrome Severity. Heart, Lung & Circulation. 2008; 17(3):S275.
 
19. Chew DP, Huynh LT, Liew D, Astley D, Brieger D. Potential Survival Gains in the Treatment of Myocardial Infarction in Australia. Circulation 2008;118:S1163.

20. Tonkin A, Yallop J, Driscoll A, Forbes A, Croucher J, Chan B, Stewart S, Clark R, Huynh L, et al. Does Telephone Support of the Rural and Remote Patient with Heart Failure Improve Clinical Outcomes? Results of the Chronic Heart Failure Assistance by Telephone (CHAT) Study. Heart, Lung, Circulation 2009;18(S3):105.

21. S. Ranjan, T. Hall, L. Huynh, A. Chong, S. Wahi. Echocardiographic Indices of Right Ventricular Function as Predictors of Severity of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Heart, Lung and Circulation 2011;20(2): S172.

22. Y. Singbal, L. Huynh, S. Cox, S. Wahi. Is Catheter Balloon Sizing Required in Atrial Septal Defect Closure? Heart, Lung and Circulation 2011;20(2): S131.
T. Hall, L. Huynh, M. Ura, R. Leano, S. Wahi. Impact of Valvulo-arterial Impedance on Left Ventricular Mass Index Change Post Aortic Valve Replacement for Severe Aortic Stenosis. Heart, Lung and Circulation 2011;20(2): S177-S178.

23. Y. Singbal, L. Huynh, S. Cox, S. Wahi. Defining Learning Curves in Percutaneous Atrial Septal Closure. Heart, Lung and Circulation 2011;20(2): S121.
 
24. T. Hall, L. Huynh, M. Ura, R. Leano, S. Wahi. Does Increased Valvulo-arterial Impedance Lead to Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Myocardial Fibrosis in Severe Aortic Stenosis? Heart, Lung and Circulation 2011;20(2): S171.

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