A.Prof Tony Walton

Tony Walton is a cardiologist based at the Epworth Hospital, with an appointment also at the Alfred Hospital. His training in cardiology was at the Alfred and further post graduate training in interventional cardiology was undertaken at Stanford University Medical Centre in the USA.

He is appointed at The Baker Institute as a Research Fellow and his research interests are recognised by Monash University with his appointment as Associate Professor of medicine. He is Deputy Director of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Laboratories at The Alfred

Tony has an extensive experience in coronary angiography and stenting along with use of Rotablator and Shockwave therapy.

He has lead the use of transcatheter heart valve replacement and repair since 2008 when TAVI was introduced to Australia and has performed over 1000 “keyhole” heart valve procedures.

Tony has a strong interest in clinical research and leads the structural heart team at the Alfred with over 200 publications and is appointed at Monash University and is the Principal Investigator for over 15 research trials.

Specialty and interests
  • General cardiology
  • Transcatheter Heart Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • Mitraclip and Pascal for severe mitral regurgitation
  • Renal Denervation for refractory hypertension
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Coronary angioplasty and stents
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) closure.
  • Aortic and mitral balloon valvuloplasty.
  • Left Atrial Appendage closure in atrial fibrillation
  • Tricuspid valve intervention with Triclip and other new technologies under investigation at The Alfred.
  • Intravascular Ultrasound based research at the Alfred Hospital and Baker Institute
Services offered
  • Renal Denervation
  • Mitraclip
Publications and media

PODCAST: Converastions in Cardiology

Forgotten Heart Valve: The hidden treatment for nasty killer

Channel 10,  1 March 2023.

New way to fix the 'forgotten valve' of the heart.

Epworth Newsroom - Major cardiac milestone reached.

Epworth Newsroom - One of a Thousand.

3AW Melbourne - Ground Breaking device used as a replacement for open heart surgeries.

Media Clip - Professor Tony Walton after operation on a Melbourne Grandmother.

The Alfred has undertaken the first Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement procedure in VIC.

MitraClip Patient Brochure

"Melbourne man calls on Health Minister to fund medical device that repaired his heart from life-threatening condition."

Bega District News: "Vic man , Doctor call for heart op funding."

Nine News Sydney on Twitter: "Two major trials published overnight could change the way people at risk of heart failure are treated."

10 year anniversary of the TAVI device Interview

Alfred Hospital trials new alternative to open-heart surgery

Percutaneous Heart Valves: Where are we going? - A/Prof Tony Walton

Channel Seven News item: Core-valve international trial to treat severe aortic stenosis

Using teleconferencing technology to demonstrate procedures

Channel Seven News item: Core-valve international trial to treat severe aortic stenosis

See PubMed website.

 Media Publications list (56 KB)

 New treatment zaps high blood pressure: The Age 31-03-2009 (122 KB)

 Pumped about the new heart aid: Hearld Sun 01-12-2005 (141 KB)

 Risk of stroke slashed : Hearld Sun 31-03-2009 (108 KB)

 TAVI trial low risk patients (30 KB)


Non-Invasive Heart valve surgery : Nine news 28-08-2008




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