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Ms Melissa Middeldorp

Melissa Middeldorp
Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Electrophysiology Research Assistant
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am currently completing my PhD with a focus on risk factors for Atrial Fibrillation. In particular management of these risk factors through individualised, structured clinics. Additionally my research is focusing on the differences in outcomes between men and women with atrial fibrillation particularly outcomes, complications and treatment strategies.

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Ms Melissa Middeldorp

I am currently completing my PhD with a focus on risk factors for Atrial Fibrillation. In particular management of these risk factors through individualised, structured clinics. Additionally my research is focusing on the differences in outcomes between men and women with atrial fibrillation particularly outcomes, complications and treatment strategies.

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2018 Award Medical Staff Society Research Prize Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
2018 Award AHM Research Travel Award University of Adelaide Australia
2017 Award Best Moderated Poster Award – AF Ablation outcomes and predictors ESC - European Society of Cardiology Congress Spain
2017 Award EO Myers Trust Fund Travel Scholarship National Heart Foundation Australia
2017 Scholarship National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship NHMRC -National Health and Medical Research Council Australia
2015 Scholarship Robert J. Craig Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
2013 Award Highest Scoring Abstract in Allied Health Heart Rhythm Society United States

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
2009 Certificate IV in Emergency Care SA Ambulance Service Australia
2009 Certificate II in Emergency - Medical service firs SA Ambulance Service Australia
2006 Certificate III in Business Administration Sagentia Australia

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Mahajan, R., Perera, T., Elliott, A., Twomey, D., Kumar, S., Munwar, D., . . . Sanders, P. (2018). Subclinical device-detected atrial fibrillation and stroke risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Heart Journal, 39(16), 1407-1415.
DOI Scopus7 WoS7 Europe PMC5
2018 Elliott, A., Mahajan, R., Linz, D., Stokes, M., Verdicchio, C., Middeldorp, M., . . . Sanders, P. (2018). Atrial remodeling and ectopic burden in recreational athletes: Implications for risk of atrial fibrillation.. Clinical cardiology, 41(6), 843-848.
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2018 Rangnekar, G., Gallagher, C., Wong, G., Rocheleau, S., Brooks, A., Hendriks, J., . . . Lau, D. (2018). Oral Anticoagulation Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Managed in the Emergency Department Compared to Cardiology Outpatient: Opportunities for Improved Outcomes. Heart Lung and Circulation.
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2018 Middeldorp, M. E., Pathak, R. K., Meredith, M., Mehta, A. B., Elliott, A. D., Mahajan, R., . . . Sanders, P. (2018). PREVEntion and regReSsive Effect of weight-loss and risk factor modification on Atrial Fibrillation: the REVERSE-AF study.. Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology.
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2018 Hendriks, J., Gallagher, C., Middeldorp, M., & Sanders, P. (2018). New approaches to detection of atrial fibrillation. Heart, heartjnl-2018-313423.
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2018 Linz, D., Kadhim, K., Brooks, A., Elliott, A., Hendriks, J., Lau, D., . . . Sanders, P. (2018). Diagnostic accuracy of overnight oximetry for the diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing in atrial fibrillation patients. International Journal of Cardiology, 272, 155-161.
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2018 Munawar, D. A., Mahajan, R., Linz, D., Wong, G. R., Khokhar, K. B., Thiyagarajah, A., . . . Lau, D. H. (2018). Predicted longevity of contemporary cardiac implantable electronic devices: A call for industry-wide "standardized" reporting.. Heart rhythm.
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2017 Gallagher, C., Elliott, A., Wong, C., Rangnekar, G., Middeldorp, M., Mahajan, R., . . . Hendriks, J. (2017). Integrated care in atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart, 103(24), 1947-1953.
DOI Scopus16 WoS8 Europe PMC4
2017 Gallagher, C., Hendriks, J., Elliott, A., Wong, C., Rangnekar, G., Middeldorp, M., . . . Sanders, P. (2017). Alcohol and incident atrial fibrillation – a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Cardiology, 246, 46-52.
DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC2
2017 Middeldorp, M., Mahajan, R., Elliott, A., Pathak, R., Twomey, D., Wilson, L., . . . Sanders, P. (2017). Premature Trigger of ERI in Medtronic EnRhythm Devices. PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 40(6), 624-628.
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2017 Pathak, R., Evans, M., Middeldorp, M., Mahajan, R., Mehta, A., Meredith, M., . . . Sanders, P. (2017). Cost-Effectiveness and Clinical Effectiveness of the Risk Factor Management Clinic in Atrial Fibrillation: The CENT Study. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, 3(5), 436-447.
DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC3
2016 Gallagher, C., Hendriks, J., Mahajan, R., Middeldorp, M., Elliott, A., Pathak, R., . . . Lau, D. (2016). Lifestyle management to prevent and treat atrial fibrillation. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, 14(7), 799-809.
DOI Scopus10 Europe PMC5
2016 Lim, H., Denis, A., Middeldorp, M., Lau, D., Mahajan, R., Derval, N., . . . Haïssaguerre, M. (2016). Persistent atrial fibrillation from the onset: a specific subgroup of patients with biatrial substrate involvement and poorer clinical outcome. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, 2(2), 129-139.
DOI Scopus6
2016 Lau, D., Middeldorp, M., & Sanders, P. (2016). Obesity paradox in atrial fibrillation: a distracting reality or fictitious finding?. European Heart Journal, 37(38), 2879-2881.
DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC1
2016 Wong, G., Lau, D., Middeldorp, M., Harrington, J., Stolcman, S., Wilson, L., . . . Sanders, P. (2016). Feasibility and safety of Reveal LINQ insertion in a sterile procedure room versus electrophysiology laboratory. International Journal of Cardiology, 223, 13-17.
DOI Scopus7 WoS5 Europe PMC6
2016 Wong, G., Munawar, D., Twomey, D., Kumar, S., Middeldorp, M., Chapman, D., . . . Lau, D. (2016). Projected longevity of contemporary cardiac pacemakers: differences and impact of advanced pacing features. EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, 37, 1301-1302.
2015 Pathak, R., Elliott, A., Middeldorp, M., Meredith, M., Mehta, A., Mahajan, R., . . . Sanders, P. (2015). Impact of CARDIOrespiratory FITness on arrhythmia recurrence in obese individuals with atrial fibrillation: the CARDIO-FIT Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 66(9), 985-996.
DOI Scopus128 WoS114 Europe PMC80
2015 Wong, C., Sullivan, T., Sun, M., Mahajan, R., Pathak, R., Middeldorp, M., . . . Sanders, P. (2015). Obesity and the risk of incident, post-operative, and post-ablation atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysis of 626,603 individuals in 51 studies. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, 1(3), 139-152.
DOI Scopus36 Europe PMC3
2015 Pathak, R., Middeldorp, M., Meredith, M., Mehta, A., Mahajan, R., Wong, C., . . . Sanders, P. (2015). Long-term effect of goal-directed weight management in an atrial fibrillation cohort: a long-term follow-up study (LEGACY). Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 65(20), 2159-2169.
DOI Scopus210 WoS190 Europe PMC128
2015 Wong, G., Lau, D., Baillie, T., Middeldorp, M., Steele, P., & Sanders, P. (2015). Novel use of sildenafil in the management of pulmonary hypertension due to post-catheter ablation 'stiff left atrial syndrome'. International Journal of Cardiology, 181, 55-56.
DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC4
2014 Pathak, R., Middeldorp, M., Lau, D., Mehta, A., Mahajan, R., Twomey, D., . . . Sanders, P. (2014). Aggressive risk factor reduction study for atrial fibrillation and implications for the outcome of ablation: the ARREST-AF Cohort Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 64(21), 2222-2231.
DOI Scopus228 WoS209 Europe PMC135
2013 Abed, H., Wittert, G., Leong, D., Shirazi, M., Bahrami, B., Middeldorp, M., . . . Sanders, P. (2013). Effect of weight reduction and cardiometabolic risk factor management on symptom burden and severity in patients with atrial fibrillation a randomized clinical trial. Jama-journal of the American Medical Association, 310(19), 2050-2060.
DOI Scopus236 WoS215 Europe PMC155
2013 Lau, D., Middeldorp, M., Brooks, A., Ganesan, A., Roberts-Thomson, K., Stiles, M., . . . Sanders, P. (2013). Aortic stiffness in lone atrial fibrillation: A novel risk factor for arrhythmia recurrence. PLoS One, 8(10), 1-9.
DOI Scopus21 WoS17 Europe PMC10
2013 Nayyar, S., Middeldorp, M., Roberts-Thomson, K., & Sanders, P. (2013). Clatter on the electrocardiogram. Journal of Electrocardiology, 46(1), 66-68.
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2012 Brooks, A., Rangnekar, G., Ganesan, A., Salna, I., Middeldorp, M., Kuklik, P., . . . Sanders, P. (2012). Characteristics of ectopic triggers associated with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation: evidence for a changing role. Heart Rhythm, 9(9), 1367-1374.
DOI Scopus9 WoS8 Europe PMC4
2011 Wong, C., Abed, H., Molaee, P., Nelson, A., Brooks, A., Sharma, G., . . . Sanders, P. (2011). Pericardial fat is associated with atrial fibrillation severity and ablation outcome. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 57(17), 1745-1751.
DOI Scopus185 WoS162 Europe PMC105
2011 Lau, D., Middeldorp, M., Brooks, A., Stiles, M., Leong, D., Ganesan, A., . . . Sanders, P. (2011). Aortic stiffness is associated with atrial fibrillation recurrence following ablation in lone atrial fibrillation patients. EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, 32, 621.
Position
Electrophysiology Research Assistant
Phone
83139000
Fax
8362 2273
Campus
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Building
RAH - McEwin Bldg, floor 5
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