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Doctor Jessica Orchard

Centenary Institute, Sydney (Australia)

Member of:

European Society of Cardiology

Jessica is a Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Centenary Institute and University of Sydney. Jessica’s PhD was awarded without emendation in November 2020. She also has a Master of Public Health, and Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) all from the University of Sydney. Jessica became a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) in 2019. Jessica’s research aims to improve the quality of cardiac screening programs to prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD) and catastrophic disability from stroke. Her focus is on two distinct programs: (1) screening athletes for conditions associated with SCD; and (2) screening people aged ≥65 years for unknown atrial fibrillation which, if untreated, can lead to fatal or disabling stroke. These projects have used novel eHealth tools and have made best practice recommendations to address legal, ethical and logistical responsibilities which arise at all stages of the process.

Validation of a 6-lead smartphone ECG against 12-lead ECG in athletes

Event: ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021

Topic: Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Arrhythmia Analysis

Session: Rapid fire abstracts - Sports Cardiology and Exercise


Online open-access training modules based on the International Criteria for ECG interpretation in athletes: improving quality in cardiovascular care and fostering safe sports participation

Event: ESC CONGRESS 2019

Topic: Rehabilitation and Sports Cardiology

Session: m-Health other


Electronic prompts and regular QI reports increase screening uptake and treatment rates as part of a smartphone ECG atrial fibrillation screening system in general practice

Event: ESC CONGRESS 2019

Topic: Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Session: m-Health in Arrhythmias


AF SMART: Electronic tools and system for atrial fibrillation screening in general practice: automated prompts, electronic decision support and data extraction, all integrated with clinical software.

Event: ESC Congress 2018

Topic: e-Cardiology/Digital Health

Session: Apps


Use of a smartphone electrocardiogram, electronic prompts and electronic decision support for atrial fibrillation screening in metropolitan general practices

Event: ESC Congress 2018

Topic: Diagnostic Methods

Session: Atrial fibrillation - stroke prevention


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