Heath is a Tasmanian born, bred and educated interventional and structural cardiologist who consults at the Hobart Heart Centre.
Dr Adams clinical interest and expertise is in the management of aortic stenosis, valvular heart disease, structural heart conditions, acute coronary syndromes, coronary physiology, intravascular imaging and risk factor modification. Dr Adams performs coronary interventions including stenting, and structural heart interventions including transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), aortic valvuloplasty, PFO/ASD closure and percutaneous mitral valve intervention. In 2020, Heath performed the first TAVI in Tasmania, is the clinical lead for the local program at the Royal Hobart Hospital and is a nationally accredited TAVI practitioner.
Dr Adams achieved First Class Honours in his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Tasmania in 2009. He achieved a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in Adult Cardiology in 2016 after training appointments in Victoria. Following this, he performed a 2-year coronary and structural fellowship at St Vincent’s Melbourne. In 2019, he was the structural heart fellow at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, a worldwide centre of excellence in TAVI and structural heart procedures. This fellowship was supported by the prestigious Dr MG Ciezar Memorial Scholarship in cardiovascular medicine from the University of Tasmania.
Dr Adams has published over 50 manuscripts and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and has been involved in authoring educational book chapters on TAVI. In 2019, he was awarded the best clinical case presentation at the Euro PCR International Valve Conference. Dr Adams is a reviewer for various international cardiology journals and is performing a higher academic degree through the University of Tasmania.
Heath is passionate about clinical innovation, research and patient outcomes.