Locations across Queensland within Queensland Cardiovascular Group

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Dr John Hayes​

MBBS | FRACP | FCSANZ | FHRS

dr john hayes

Clinic Locations

Main Admitting Hospitals

st andrews war memorial hospital 

Education and
Training

Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society
Heart Rhythm Society

Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Bachelor of Science
University of Queensland | Brisbane, Australia

Procedures and Conditions​

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Electrophysiology Study
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Cardioversion
radiofrequency ablation
Radiofrequency Ablation
cryoablation
Cryoablation
implantable cardioverter defibrillator
Defibrillators

About Dr Hayes​

Dr John Hayes practices as a Consultant Cardiologist, with special interests in the field of Cardiac Electrophysiology and cardiac arrhythmia management.

Dr John Hayes and Dr Wayne Stafford were instrumental in the establishment of the leading Cardiac Electrophysiology Service at the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in 1993.

The unit has set the standards for many years, leading in the clinical practice of cardiac electrophysiological testing, curative radiofrequency ablation procedures for all arrhythmias, particularly atrial fibrillation ablation. We also lead and innovate in the field of cardiac pacemakers and implantable defibrillators (ICD) through involvement in clinical research. The unit has led in the innovative field of biventricular pacing to promote cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) for patients with heart failure. Through collaborative partnerships, St. Andrew’s Electrophysiology Service leads with radiation reduction having the only installed St Jude Medical MediGuide system in the southern hemisphere and the only Boston Scientific Rhythmia high resolution 3D mapping system in Queensland. The service continues to grow, performed over 1000 procedures annually. The unit is involved in an annual audit process which continues to monitor and confirm a quality service with outcomes among the best in the world, along with safe practice and low complication rates. The Unit continues to be involved in innovative clinical research, publications, teaching, sub specialty training in cardiac electrophysiology and the highest quality outcomes for their patients.

Dr John Hayes is a Director and Founding Member of the Queensland Cardiovascular Group. He is a member of the Wesley Research Institute (previously St Andrew’s Medical Institute). He is currently a serving member of the Wesley Medical Research (WMR) Research Committee. He has served as the Deputy Chairman of the Uniting Health Care Board, overseeing Health Services for the Uniting Church throughout Queensland, including the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, The Wesley Hospital and The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital.

Dr John Hayes is a Graduate of the University of Queensland in 1982. He holds Fellowships with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Cardiology and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. He undertook additional cardiac electrophysiology training at The Prince Charles Hospital after completing his postgraduate degree. He is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society, the pre-eminent international organisation in cardiac electrophysiology and pacing. He has current Visiting Medical Officer accreditation at the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, the Holy Spirit Northside, the Greenslopes Private Hospital, The Wesley Hospital and the Mater Private Hospital.

Professional Memberships
and Awards

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Wesley Medical Research
Member 2015

Heart Rhythm Society
Fellow 2010

St Andrew’s Medical Institute
Member 2005

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
Fellow 2004

North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE)
Member 1998

St Andrew’s Heart Institute
Member 1997

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
Member 1993

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
Fellow 1990

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Research and Publications​

1. Hayes J, Ferris S, Boase C. (1982). The absorption of air-borne lead by employees of drive-in bottle shops. Presented to The Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine.

2. Hayes J, Cameron J, Bett J, Holt G, McEniery P, Murphy A. (1989). Morphological predictors of second restenosis following percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (Queensland Branch).

3. Hayes J, Cameron J, Bett J, Holt G, McEniery P, Murphy A. (1990). Morphological predictors of second restenosis following percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

4. Masterson M, Hayes J, Singh V, Pascoe R, Davison M, Aroney C, Murphy A. (1990). Electrocardiographic analysis: Man versus machine. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

5. Masterson M, Singh V, Hayes J, Pascoe R, Aroney C, Murphy A. (1990). Automated ECG analysis: Clinical comparison of three interpretive devices. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

6. Murphy A, Davison M, Hayes J, Kirwan R. (1990). Dobutamine Thallium (Tl201) imaging. Presented to the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine.

7. Hayes J, Masterson M, Stafford W. (1990). Dual chamber rate responsive pacing (META 1250) – DDDR, the superior pacing mode. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (Queensland Branch).

8. Hayes J. (1991). Secondary Prevention Following Myocardial Infarction. Heartbeat 2:18-20.

9. Hayes J, Masterson M, Stafford W. (1991). Dual chamber rate responsive pacing (META 1250) – DDDR, the superior pacing mode. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

10. Hayes J, Masterson M, Stafford W. (1991). Ventricular arrhythmia induction at cardiac electrophysiologic study – Isoprenaline versus four extrastimuli. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

11. Hayes J, Masterson M, Stafford W. (1991). Amiodarone therapy in patients with malignant ventricular arrhythmias: Yield of early versus late cardiac electrophysiologic studies. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

12. Hayes J, Masterson M, Stafford W. (1991). Malignant ventricular arrhythmias: cardiac electrophysiologic stimulation during intravenous sotalol predicts response to oral sotalol therapy. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

13. Masterson M, Hayes J, Stafford W, McGiffin D. (1991). Automatic implantable Defibrillator: Queensland experience. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

14. Gerloff J, Wood C, Masterson M, Hayes J, Stafford W. (1991). Dual atrioventricular nodal pathways: The mechanism of tachycardia induction utilising isoprenaline. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

15. Wood C, Gerloff J, Masterson M, Hayes J, Stafford W. (1991). Predictors of automatic defibrillator discharge in patients with drug refractory ventricular arrhythmias. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

16. Hayes J, Masterson M, Stafford W. (1991). Ventricular arrhythmia induction at cardiac electrophysiologic study – Isoprenaline versus four extrastimuli. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (Queensland Branch).

17. Hayes J, Masterson M, Stafford W. (1992). Amiodarone therapy in patients with malignant ventricular arrhythmias: Yield of early versus late cardiac electrophysiologic studies. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

18. Mahanonda N, Cameron J, Aroney C, Hayes J, Gardner M, Bett J. (1992). A comparison of outcome after angioplasty or surgery for lesions of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

19. Cameron J, Mahanonda N, Aroney C, McEniery P, Hayes J, Gardner M, Bett J. (1992). A comparison of outcome after angioplasty or surgery for lesions of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (Queensland Branch).

20. Cameron J, Mahanonda N, Aroney C, Hayes J, McEniery P, Gardner M, Bett N. (1993). Comparison of Outcome of Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery for Lesions of the Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery. JACC.

21. Cameron J, Mahanonda N, Aroney C, Hayes J, McEniery P, Gardner M, Bett J. (1993).  Comparison of quality of life assessment post PTCA and CABG of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

22. Cox S, Dryburgh L, Hayes J, Cross D. (1993). Changes in QT dispersion after acute myocardial infarction. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (Queensland Branch).

23. Cox S.V., Dryburgh L.G., Hayes J.R., Cross D.B. (1994). QT dispersion after acute myocardial infarction – Time course and prognostic significance. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

24. Cox S.V., Dryburgh L.G., Hayes J.R., Cross D.B. (1994).  Changes in QT dispersion after Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated with Thrombolytic Therapy. Presented to the American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions; Dallas, November.

25. Bett J.H.N., Cameron J., Mahanonda N., Aroney C.N., Hayes J.R., Gardner M.A.H., McEniery P.  (1994). Survival and symptom status after angioplasty or surgery for lesions of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Presented to the XIIth World Congress of Cardiology and the XVIth Congress of the European Society of Cardiology; August.

26. Nahanonda N., Cameron J., Aroney C.N., Hayes J.R., Gardner M.A.H., McEniery P., Bett J.H.N. (1995). Outcome five years after angioplasty or surgery for lesions of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Journal of Heart Failure; 2;1109.

27. Heathcote S., Stafford W., Hayes J.  (August 1996). Coronary Sinus Catheterisation Using Steerable EP Catheters. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

28. Hayes J.R., Kingsford C.A., Ross C.M. (August 1998). Stafford W.J. Outcome and survival in patients with medically refractory atrial fibrillation treated with AV Junction catheter ablation and pacemaker implantation. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

29. Stafford W.J., Allen C.M., Kingsford C.A., Hayes J.R. (October 1998). Management of ventricular arrhythmias with dual chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) devices. Presented to the Royal Brisbane Hospital Healthcare Symposium.

30. Stafford W.J., Allen C.M., Kingsford C.A., Hayes J.R. (October 1998). Catheter ablation therapy in the treatment of supraventricular arrhythmias: the St Andrews Hospital experience. Presented to the Royal Brisbane Hospital Healthcare Symposium.

31. Stafford W.J., Allen C.M., Kingsford C.A., Hayes J.R. (October 1998). Changing trends in permanent pacemaker implantation at St Andrews Hospital. Presented to the Royal Brisbane Hospital Healthcare Symposium.

32. Stafford W.J., Allen C.M., Kingsford C.A., Hayes J.R. (August 2000). Initial experience with transvenous dual chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in the treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

33. Chetham S.M., Kingsford C.A., Allen C.M., Hayes J.R., Barker T., Stafford W.J. (August 2000). Intra-Cardiac electrogram pattern recognition and classification using a synaptic-delay artificial neural network. Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

34. Chetham SM, Kingsford CA, Taylor KE, Adsett MC, Hayes J, Stafford W. (May 2003). An Artificial Neural Network for Electrograms Morphology Discrimination for Use in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators. 24Th annual scientific session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Washington USA.

35. Adsett MC, Kingsford CA, Taylor KE, Smith I, Hayes JR, Stafford WJ. (August 2003). Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy – Single Institute Experience. 51st Annual Scientific Meeting Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide, Australia.

36. Chethem SM, Kingsford CA, Taylor KE, Adsett MC, Hayes JR, Stafford WJ. (August 2003). Electrogram Morphology Discrimination Using and Artificaial Neural Network. 51st Annual Scientific Meeting Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide, Australia.

37. Palka P, Lange A, Kingsford CA, Taylor KE, Donnelly EJ, Adsett M, Hayes JR, Stafford WJ. (August 2004). Sequential Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy Improves Cardiac Hemodynamic and Interventricular Asynchrony in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure. Annual Scientific Meeting Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, Australia.

38. Palka P, Lange A, Kingsford CA, Taylor KE, Adsett M, Hayes JR, Stafford WJ. (August 2004). Value of Doppler Tissue Echocardiography in the Assessment of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy. Annual Scientific Meeting Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, Australia.

39. Chetham SM, Adsett MC, Cornish BH, Hayes JR, Stafford WJ, Thomas BJ. (August 2004). Measurement Of Cardiac Output Using Multiple Frequency Impedance Spectroscopy. Annual Scientific Meeting Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, Australia.

40. Kingsford C, Beech M, Taylor K, Adsett M, Hayes J, Stafford W. (August 2005). The Clinical Utility of Stored Pacemaker Diagnostics. Annual Scientific Meeting Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Perth, Australia.

41. Hayes JR. (April 2005). How, When and Where to Pace – MVP and Alternate Pacing Sites: Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology.

42. Palka P, Lange A, Kingsford CA, Taylor KE, Donnelly JE, Adsett M, Hayes JR, Stafford WJ. (August 2006). Benefit of Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy in Patients with Intraventricular Conduction Delay – Single Center over One Year Follow-up Experience. Annual Scientific Meeting Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Canberra, Australia.

43. Palka P, Lange A, Kingsford CA, Taylor KE, Donnelly JE, Adsett M, Hayes JR, Stafford WJ. (August 2006). Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy – Improvement in Left Ventricular Systolic Function is Determined by Both Intra-Ventricular Systolic and Early Intra-Ventricular Early Diastolic Dysynchrony. Annual Scientific Meeting Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Canberra, Australia.

44. Hayes J, Stafford W, Adsett M, Smith I. (August 2007). Radiation Exposure in Electrophysiology (EP) and Device Implant Procedures. Annual Scientific Meeting Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand.

45. Smith I, Rivers J, Hayes J, Stafford W, Codd C. (November 2008).  Electrophysiology Procedures Radiation Risks: The Case for Technique Optimization. EPSM/ABEC Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

46. Smith I, Rivers J, Hayes J, Stafford W, Codd C. (2009;18:191-199).  Reaxsessment of Radiation Risks from Electrophysiology Procedures compared to Coronary Angiography. Heart, Lung and Circulation

47. Smith I, Rivers J, Stafford W, Hayes J, Adsett, M. (August 2011). The Radiation Risks for patients undergoing Electrophysiology treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. EPSM/ABEC Conference, Darwin, Australia.

48. Sivagangabalan G, Chik W, Stafford W, Hayes J, Denman R, Young G, Sanders P Kovoor P. Efficacy of Antitachycardia Pacing and Low Energy Shock (5J) for Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators – The COMFORT Study.

49. Zaman S, Sivagangabalan G, Chik W, Stafford W, Hayes J, Denman R, Young G, Sanders P Kovoor P. Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Recurrence in Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Implanted for Primary versus Secondary Prevention and Role of Electrophysiology Study.

50. Chick W, Sivagangabalan G, Saman S, Denman R, Stafford W, Hayes J, Young G, Sanders P, Kovoor P. (May 2012). Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias (SVA) are extremely strong predictors for future inappropriate therapies and can be significantly reduced by utilization of a SVA discriminator algorithm in patients with an implantable Cardioverter Defivrillator. Heart Rhythm Society, Boston.

51. Sivagangabalan G, Chick W, Denman R, Stafford W, Hayes J, Young G, Sanders P, Kovoor P. (May 2012). Efficacy of antitachycardia pacing and low energy shock (5J) for ventricular arrhythmias in patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators. Heart Rhythm Society, Boston.

52. Smith I, Rivers J, Stafford W, Hayes J, Adsett, M. (August 2012). Monitoring Procedural Outcomes in Cardiac Electrophysiology. CSANZ Conference, Brisbane.

53. Hayes J, Stafford W, Adsett M, Smith I, Rivers J. (2012;21:S131). Monitoring Procedural Outcomes in Cardiac Electrophysiology. Heart, Lung and Circulation.

54. Stafford W, Smith I, Hayes J, Adsett M, Rivers J. (August 2013). Radiation Risk Reduction in Cardiac Electrophysiology Through Use of a Gridless Imaging Technique. CSANZ Conference, Gold Coast.

55. Sivagangabalan G, Chick W, Zaman S, Stafford W, Hayes J, Denman R, Young G, Sanders P, Kovoor P. (Am J Cardiol 2013, Online 29 July 2013). Antitachycardia Pacing for Very Fast Ventricular Tachycardia and Low-Energy Shock for Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Implantable Defibrillators.

56. Smith I, Rivers J, Stafford W, Hayes J. (September 2014). Radiation Risks Reduction in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Procedures. EPSM/ABEC Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

57. Smith I, Rivers J, Stafford W, Hayes J. (2015). Radiation Risk Reduction in Cardiac Electrophysiology Through Use of a Gridless Imaging Technique. Europace.

58. Tom DePotter MD; Hugo Van Herendael MD; Richard Balasubramaniam MBChB, PhD; Matthew Wright MBBS, PhD, FHRS; Sharad Agarwal MD; Prashanthan Sanders MBBS, PhD; Yaariv Khaykin MD; Gabriel Latcu MD; Philippe Maury MD; Antonio Pani MD; John Hayes MBBS; Jonathan Kalman MBBS, FRACP, PhD, FACC; Pablo B. Nery, MD; Edward Duncan PhD. (HRS 2015 Abstract (Boston)). Real-world Experience of Safety and Long-Term Effectiveness of Paroxysmal Atrial (PAF) Ablation with THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH® Catheter.

59. Smith I, Rivers J, Hayes J. (2015;24:S244). Radiation Risk Reduction in AF Ablation Procedures Through Use of a Novel Visualisation and Navigation System. Heart, Lung and Circulation.

60. Strathmore N, Brady P, Denman R, Giles R, Hayes J, Portelli L. (2015;24:S237). on behalf of the Lead Extraction Advisory Committee of the CSANZ. Cardiac Device Lead Extraction in Australia. Heart, Lung and Circulation.

61. Strathmore N, Brady P, Denman R, Giles R, Hayes J, Portelli L, (2008-2014). on behalf of the Lead Extraction Advisory Committee of the CSANZ. Cardiac Device Lead Extraction: APHRS 2015 Poster (Melbourne).

62. Strathmore N, Brady P, Denman R, Giles R, Hayes J, McGavigan A. (2016). on behalf of the Lead Extraction Advisory Committee of the CSANZ. Australian Cardiac Device Lead Extraction Registry: 2008-2014: No Increase in Rate of Infections or Procedures, Low Complication Rate. HRS Poster (San Francisco).

63. Smith I, Rivers J, Hayes J. (2016). Radiation Risk Reduction in AF Ablations. HRS Poster (San Francisco).

64. Tom DePotter MD; Hugo Van Herendael MD; Richard Balasubramaniam MBChB, PhD; Matthew Wright MBBS, PhD, FHRS; Sharad Agarwal MD; Prashanthan Sanders MBBS, PhD; Yaariv Khaykin MD; Gabriel Latcu MD; Philippe Maury MD; Antonio Pani MD; John Hayes MBBS; Jonathan Kalman MBBS, FRACP, PhD, FACC; Pablo B. Nery, MD; Edward Duncan PhD. (2016). Stability of Contact Force Correlates With Long-Term Success in PAF RFA: Experience from THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH® Registry. HRS Poster (San Francisco).

65. Tom DePotter MD; Hugo Van Herendael MD; Richard Balasubramaniam MBChB, PhD; Matthew Wright MBBS, PhD, FHRS; Sharad Agarwal MD; Prashanthan Sanders MBBS, PhD; Yaariv Khaykin MD; Gabriel Latcu MD; Philippe Maury MD; Antonio Pani MD; John Hayes MBBS; Jonathan Kalman MBBS, FRACP, PhD, FACC; Pablo B. Nery, MD; Edward Duncan PhD. (2016). CF Stability Correlates With Clinical Effectiveness in PAF. Cardiostim Poster (Nice).

66. Pierre Qian1,5 MBBS, Dhruv Nayyar1 MBBS, William Chik1,5 MBBS PhD, Sarah Zaman1 MBBS PhD, Wayne Stafford2 MBBS, John Hayes2 MBBS, Russell Denman3 MBBS, Glen Young4 MBBS, Prashanthan Sanders4 MBBS PhD, Pramesh Kovoor1,5 MBBS PhD, Gopal Sivagangabalan1,5 MBBS PhD. (2017). The Prognostic impact of implanted cardiac defibrillator activation and mode of antitachycardia therapy on mortality. HRS Poster (Chicago).

67. Catherine Wawerua, Anna Steenrodb, Claudia Wolffc, Simon Eggingtonc, David Jay Wrightd and Kathleen W. Wyrwichb for the Delphi Panel. (2017; 10:1369-6998). Global health resource utilization associated with pacemaker complications. Journal of Medical Economics.

68. Hayes J, Stafford W, Mattson H, Van Der Meer A, Smith I. (2017). Radiation Exposure During Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Ablation Utilising Cryoballoon Technology. CSANZ Conference, Perth, August.

69. Tom DePotter MD; Hugo Van Herendael MD; Richard Balasubramaniam MBChB, PhD; Matthew Wright MBBS, PhD, FHRS; Sharad Agarwal MD; Prashanthan Sanders MBBS, PhD; Yaariv Khaykin MD; Gabriel Latcu MD; Philippe Maury MD; Antonio Pani MD; John Hayes MBBS; Jonathan Kalman MBBS, FRACP, PhD, FACC; Pablo B. Nery, MD; Edward Duncan PhD. (2017). Safety and Long-Term Effectiveness of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Ablation with a Contact Force-Sensing Catheter: Real-World Experience from a Prospective, Multicenter Observational Cohort Registry. Europace.

70. Adsett M, Hayes J, Stafford W, Perel R, Denman R, Dauber K, Gould P, Rivers J, Smith I. (2020) 29 (2) S118. The Impact of Technology and Technique Change on Radiation Risk in Cardiac Electrophysiology. Heart, Lung and Circulation.

71. Haqqani H, Denman R, Chan N, Yuen Ho, Gavin A, Adsett M, Mok N, Lee V, Tao C, Hayes J. (November 2021). Early Experience with a Novel 3D mapping system with two imaging modalities. APHRS 2021.