Dr Gerald Yong is an interventional cardiologist who has an interest in coronary artery disease, structural/valvular heart disease, coronary angioplasty and stenting, percutaneous closure of cardiac defects, percutaneous closure of prosthetic paravalvular leaks, valvuloplasties and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).
Dr Yong is a leading expert in the latest advances in minimally invasive treatment of heart valves or structural diseases (instead of open heart surgery). These include valvuloplasties, and closure of various defects in the heart (ASD, VSD, PDA) and closure of leaks around prosthetic heart valves. He also has a particular interest in complex coronary interventions including bifurcation stenting and chronic total occlusions.
He performed the first TAVI in Western Australia in 2009 and is frequently asked to proctor and train new TAVI operators in Australia and Asia.