Research

Professor Weerasooriya has been actively involved in cardiac arrhythmia research since 1991 and has continuously published papers and remained at the cutting edge of cardiac electrophysiology during the past 25 years. Professor Weerasooriya has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles about cardiac arrhythmia management, including in the New England Journal of Medicine (2015) and The Lancet (2015). Professor Weerasooriya co-authored the reference chapter on AF ablation in the latest edition of the most widely used textbook of cardiac electrophysiology (Cardiac Electrophysiology from Bench to Bedside edited by Zipes and Jalife). Professor Weerasooriya is also a co-author of several patents in the field of cardiac electrophysiology technologies (enter ‘Rukshen Weerasooriya patents’ in a Google search). To see a list of Professor Weerasooriya’s publications visit www.pubmed.com and enter Weerasooriya R in the search engine.

Medicine advances as a result of our natural curiosity to make sense of clinical problems. At the AF ablation clinic, we believe that the direct translation of research findings to the clinical management of AF patients is critical to the modern practice of arrhythmology and this is proven by our track record of continuous innovation to improve outcomes for our patients. All research undertaken at AFAC is undertaken in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines (www.australianclinicaltrials.gov.au/researchers/good-clinical-practice-gcp-australia) and is cleared by the relevant ethical oversight.

We are currently involved in several research projects relating to AF and Professor Weerasooriya is always happy to discuss research and new developments with patients. When appropriate, patients will be invited by Professor Weerasooriya to participate in research projects.