Speaker – Dr Fiona Foo

Dr Fiona Foo

Cardiometabolic Health Update Session: Heart disease in women

Dr Fiona Foo specialises in Interventional Cardiology and general adult cardiology. Dr Fiona Foo graduated from the University of Western Australia with honours, and completed her Advanced Cardiology Training in Fremantle Hospital (WA). She then undertook Interventional Cardiology Fellowships in the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, in Edmonton, Canada; and the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland.

Dr Foo is an experienced interventional cardiologist, having trained in 2 world renowned, high volume centres. She performs coronary angiography, angioplasty/stents and uses FFR (fractional flow reserve) in guiding management. She actively promotes Women and Heart disease, giving regular presentations, and has written numerous articles regarding women and heart disease, their cardiovascular risk factors, and pregnancy related risk factors. She has a strong interest in Sports cardiology, being very active herself. She sees patients from the “weekend warrior” to the elite athlete. She also advocates a healthy lifestyle, and practices what she preaches; with an extensive exercise regime and endorses a heart healthy diet.

Dr Foo also has interests in preoperative cardiac assessment of patients prior to non-cardiac surgery.

Dr Fiona Foo is actively involved in probono international Aid work. She has been regularly visiting CWM Hospital in Suva, Fiji to provide interventional cardiology services and teaching, since 2013. She has also taught and provided interventional cardiology services in Dhulikhel hospital, Nepal and performed the first angioplasty/stent there in 2012. She is passionate about providing cardiology services/medical help to the less fortunate.

Dr Foo is an accredited Medical Officer at Macquarie University Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Norwest Hospital. She works with Sydney Cardiology Group and in the MQ Health Cardiology Clinic.